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 Question 88803: Two boys weighing 100 and 150 lbs . respectively use a 15 ft plank for a teeter totter . Where should the fulcrum be placed for balance? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 88809: Three oranges cost half of what nine apples cost. If one orange and one apple together cost 30 cents how much does one orange cost. This question is not from a textbook-the instructor gave it to us. A+O=.30 THEN A=.30-O 3O=9A/2 3O=9(.30-O)/2 3O=(2.7-9O)/2 3O=(2.7-9O)/2 6O=2.7-9O 60+9O=2.7 15O=2.7 O=2.7/15 O=.18 FOR EACH ORANGE. A=30-18 A=12. PROOF 3*.18=9*.12/2 .54=1.08/2 .54=.54 Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 88787: harrys motorboat can make an average of 8 miles per hour . one day he sets out for a trip , only to have the motor break down . harry rows back at two miles an hour. When he reaches his dock , he finds that he has been gone 5 hours . how far has he rowed? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 88901: Please help me I having trouble with this problem. Business and finance. What x number of units are sold,the price of each untit(in dollars)is given by p=-x/2+75.Find the unit price when the following quantities are sold:2,7,9,11. Click here to see answer by malakumar_kos@yahoo.com(315)

 Question 88801: weights of 40 lbs . and 50 lbs. are placed on opposite sides of the fulcrum and they balance . If one weight is a foot nearer the fulcrum than the other , where is each weight placed? Click here to see answer by malakumar_kos@yahoo.com(315)

 Question 88799: A weight of 200 grams is 40 cm from the center support of a stick . Where would a weight of 400 grams balance the stick? Click here to see answer by malakumar_kos@yahoo.com(315)

 Question 88793: Tom took a trip of 1,020 miles . He traveled by train at 55 miles an hour and the same number of hours by plane at 285 mph . How many hours did the trip take? Click here to see answer by malakumar_kos@yahoo.com(315)

 Question 88925: Bill sells is vintage 1974 Road Runner for \$9500. He uses the money to invest in a 36 month CD that pays 4.12% interest compounded quartely. How much money will he receive when he cashes in his CD at the end of the 36 months? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 88961: In a bottling company, a machine can fill a 2-liter (L) bottle in 0.5 second (s) and move the next bottle into place in 0.1 s. How many 2-L bottles can be filled by the machine in 2 h? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9664)

 Question 88949: A manufacturer can sell a certain product for \$80 per unit. Total cost consists of fixed overhead of \$4500 plus production costs of \$50 per unit. What is the manufacturer's profit or loss if 200 units are sold? How many units must the manufacturer sell to break even? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9664)

 Question 88860: The new tires in George’s vehicle are 15.5 inches in diameter. They are guaranteed for 75,000 miles, meaning that the thread will wear less than 0.50 inches in 75,000 miles. When he got his new tires, George had determined that he was getting an average of 34.55 miles per gallon of fuel. He got suspicious of the tires when, after 25,000 of driving, his mileage improved to 35.00 miles per gallon; and he was sure of his problem when after another 25,000 miles, his mileage was 35.47 miles per gallon. Please, use the information given to help George make a case to return his defective tires. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 88947: Two cars are leaving Phils house at precisely 6:20 PM. The first car, driven by Phil is headed north. The second car, driven by Roman, is headed south. Phil, because he is not a good citizen, is going 20 MPH faster than Roman. If, at 7:50, they are exactly 168 miles apart, how fast is each going? Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 88800: Kim weighs 72 kg and eddie weighs 60 kg . Kime is sitting 2 m from fulcrum of a seesaw . How far from kim should eddie sit to balance the seesaw? Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 88802: A worker , tearing down a barn , uses a pinch bar 4ft long with the shorter end 2 in. from the fulcrum. If the worker can exert a force of 150lbs . at one end of the pinch bar, how great a force can he exert at the other end?(Note the differences in units, 2 in and 4 ft . Units must be the same when using the lever formula.) Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 88989: If I want to make the perfect 12 oz. cup of chocolate milk, it requires that the mixture is 42% Syrup. What I have now is 8 oz. of a milk/syrup mixture that I know contains 30% syrup. What must the syrup concentration be in the remaining mixture that I must add in order to achieve perfection? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 88790: The average speed of a train is 20 miles per hour faster than that of a car.In 8 hours and 40 minutes , the train covers the same distance that the car covers in 13 hours . Find the average speed of each . Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 88926: As of April 18, 2003, tickets for one day at Disney World are \$50 for adults and \$40 for children. In addition, if the tickets are purchased at DisneyWorld, visitors must pay a 6% sales tax and a 6% tourist tax. However if the tickets are purchased at any AAA office in Florida visitors must pay the 6% sales tax. How much can Clarence and Joy and their two children save by purchasing their tickets at a Florida AAA office. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 89105: The Nys had eight grandchildren in 2002. In 2003, they had 12 grandchildren. Find the percent increase in the number of grandchildren from 2002 to 2003. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9664)

 Question 89108: Marcella wins third prize and receives check for \$250,000. After spending \$10,000 on a vacation, she decides to invest the rest in a money market account that pays 1.5% interest compounded monthly. How much maney will be in the accoung after 10 years? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 89104: The fastlock company hired 57 new employees, which increased its staff by 30%. What was the original number of employees? Click here to see answer by askmemath(368)

 Question 89164: The Pearsons are planning to retire in 20 years and believe that they will need \$200,000 in addition to income from their retirement plan. How much must they invest today at 7.5% compounded quartely to accomplish their goal? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 89204: Find the value of a such that P(x)=ax^2-4x+2 has a maximum value is 16. Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 89203: The hypotenuse of a right triangle is 60 cm. If one leg is five centimeters longer than the other leg, what is the length of the legs? Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 89325: how do you do this type of problem? Gary has figured that he needs to take home \$30,400 a year to live comfortably. If the government gets 24% of Gary's income, then what must his income be for him to live comfortably? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 89359: A garden area is 30 ft long and 20 ft wide. A path of uniform width is set around the edge. If the remaining garden area is 400 ft2, what is the width of the path? Taken from Beginning Algebra 6th Edition Ch. 10 Pg.835 Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 89418: a student who correctly answered 72 questions correct on a test, received a 75%. how many questions were on the test? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 89455: can you direct me on the right path to solve this problem. A store sells tents, sleeping bags, an camp stools. A customer buys a tent, 3 sleeping bags and 2 camp stools for \$175. The price of the tent is 6 times the cost of a camp stool. The cost of the sleeping bag is \$40 more then the cost of a camp stool. I have to find the cost of each item. Now I know i have to solve for X which will be the price of the stool but I'm unsure what is next. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 89634: At what time after 12:00 noon will the hour hand and the minute hand of the clock first form an angle of 120 degree? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 89633: What time after 3 o'clock will the hands of the clock are together for the first time? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 89632: What time after 12:00 noon will and 1:00 p.m would the hour hand and the minute hand of a continously driven clock is in a straight line? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 89688: A donut shop sells a box of 7 cream-filled and 5 jelly donuts for \$6.32, and a box of 4 cream filled and 8 jelly donuts for \$6.08. Find the cost of a single cream filled and a single jelly donut". I know it's 2 variables and 2 equations. I have it set up like this 7x + 5y = 6.32 4x + 8y = 6.08 I was thinking to get rid of the decimals by mult by 100. I need some help please and maybe step by step instructions. Thank you so much Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)
 Question 89688: A donut shop sells a box of 7 cream-filled and 5 jelly donuts for \$6.32, and a box of 4 cream filled and 8 jelly donuts for \$6.08. Find the cost of a single cream filled and a single jelly donut". I know it's 2 variables and 2 equations. I have it set up like this 7x + 5y = 6.32 4x + 8y = 6.08 I was thinking to get rid of the decimals by mult by 100. I need some help please and maybe step by step instructions. Thank you so much Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 89742: Please help me figure this out. I have done this over and over and I am missing something. I know this is easy...but I must have a brain fart. The problem states: A writer is writing an article for a magazine which is 21,000 words, he uses two different size fonts. Using the small font a page holds 1,500 words, using the large font a page holds 1,200 words. He is alloted 16 pages, how many pages must be in a small font? Please help. Thank you! Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 89779: At what time after 12:00 noon will the hour hand and the minute hand of the clock first form an angle of 120 degree? Click here to see answer by kev82(148)

 Question 89833: A cube measures 3 inches on all sides. What is it's volume in inches? Click here to see answer by Flake(45)

 Question 89863: The president of a small college travelled on a prop plane for 300 miles, then took a jet for the remaining 1800 miles of his vacation. the jet speed was 4 times faster than the speed of the prop plane. if the entire flying time was 5 hours, find the speed of the jet. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 89862: One grocery clerk can stock a shelf in 30 minutes, wheras a second clerk requires 45 minutes to do the same job. If the two clerks worked together, how many minutes would it take to stock the shelf? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)
 Question 89862: One grocery clerk can stock a shelf in 30 minutes, wheras a second clerk requires 45 minutes to do the same job. If the two clerks worked together, how many minutes would it take to stock the shelf? Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 89871: Rowing with the current, a canoeist paddled 14 miles in 2 hours. Against the same current he could only paddle 10 miles in the same amount of time. What is the rate of the current in mph? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 89894: please help I am having trouble with graphic problem The equation y=0.10x +200 describes the award money in a recycling contest. What are the slope and the y-intercept for this equation? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 89888: please help I am having a lot difficulty doing this type of problem and doing the graph I dowloaded a program to help me to the graph but I still getting back bad grade on my homework. Find the slope and y-intercept of the line represented by each of the following equations. 2x-3y=6 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 89898: Tutor, I could use some help on this problem. I have been looking at it for a while and I am just not sure how to work through it, any help is appreciated. Technology. Driving down a mountain, Tom finds that he has descended 1800 ft in elevation by the time he is 3.25 mi horizontally away from the top of the mountain. Find the slope of his descent to the nearest hundredth. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

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