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 Question 126142: name a number that is three more than 11 Click here to see answer by ilana(307)
 Question 126142: name a number that is three more than 11 Click here to see answer by ajohnson(1)

 Question 126185: Click here to see answer by gambitfw(1)

 Question 126287: A carnival sells tickets for \$2 each to adults and \$1.50 each to children. If the carnival sold 500 tickets for a total price of \$800, how many adults bought tickets? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9649)

 Question 126344: I don't really know where to place this problem, because it comes in the guide of a contest exam, so I don't know what theme are they talking about, but the problem is like this: If (x+y)^2=17 and xy=3, then x^2+y^2= a.20 b.17 c.14 d.11 Can you tell me which theme are they talking about and how to solve it... Thank you... Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28476)

 Question 126355: From a point on a river, two boats are driven in opposite directions, one at 10 miles per hour and the other at 6 miles per hour. In how many hours will they be 32 miles apart? If anyone could help that would be great! thanks Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28476)

 Question 126358: A ball is thrown downward from a window in a tall building. Its position at time "t" in seconds is s = 16t^ + 32t, where "s" is in feet. How long (to the nearest tenth) will it take the ball to fall 137 feet? in equation "16t^" means 16 t squared. iF anyone could help that would be great! thanks. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57222)

 Question 126502: Mirana is making a bow for a wreath. The bow is made from six yards of ribbon which must be cut into three pieces where two pieces are the same legnth and the third piece is eight times as long. Find the legnth of each piece Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)
 Question 126502: Mirana is making a bow for a wreath. The bow is made from six yards of ribbon which must be cut into three pieces where two pieces are the same legnth and the third piece is eight times as long. Find the legnth of each piece Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6614)

 Question 126438: Flotsam and Jetsam littered the beach. the pieces of Flotsam numbered 160 more than the pieces of Jetsam, and 6 times the number of pieces of Jetsam outnumbered the number of pieces of Flotsam by 40. How many pieces of each were there? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 126498: I have so much trouble with word problems, please help me. Soybean meal is 16% protein. Cornmeal is 8% protein. How many pounds of each should be mixed together in order to get 320-lb mixture that is 15% protein? Thank you far any help you can give. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 126557: A machine can fill 1000 cases of soda cans in 3 hours. a second machine requires 5 hours to fill the same amount. how long will it take both machines to fill an order of 5000 cases? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15624)
 Question 126557: A machine can fill 1000 cases of soda cans in 3 hours. a second machine requires 5 hours to fill the same amount. how long will it take both machines to fill an order of 5000 cases? Click here to see answer by marcsam823(57)

 Question 126563: The sum of three numbers is -48. The first number is twelve more than the second number,and the third number is 20 less than twice the second number. Find the three numbers Click here to see answer by marcsam823(57)
 Question 126563: The sum of three numbers is -48. The first number is twelve more than the second number,and the third number is 20 less than twice the second number. Find the three numbers Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 126562: Increasing a number by ten gives the same result as decreasing double the number by eight. Find the original number. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 126582: Twelve less than half of a number is 7. Find the number. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 126540: The sum of both digits, of either of two two-digit numbers, in whatever order the digits are written, is 9. The square of either of the digits of either number, minus the product of both digits, plus the square of the other digit is the number 21. The numbers are _______? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 126637: I have been struggling with this problem for a while now and I was wondering if anyone could help me? I would deeply appreciate it!! Please and Thank you!! Solving Problems Involving Inequalities Solve. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57222)

 Question 126641: the angles of a triangle have the following measures: angle A= (3x+8) degrees; angle B = (9x-3) degrees; and angle C = (4x-1) degrees. Determine the measure of each angle. Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 126636: I have been struggling on this problem for a while now and I was wondering if anyone could help me? I would deeply appreciate it!! Please and Thank you!! Solving Problems Involving Inequalities Solve. A collection of quarter and dimes is worth more than \$20. There are twice as many quarters as dimes. At least how many dimes are there? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15624)

 Question 126665: Janice can tell by inspection that the system x=2y-1 x=2y+3 ha no solution. How can she tell? Click here to see answer by hajrah12(1)

 Question 126666: The following lists the steps a student uses to solve a system of eqatuions. but an error has been made. Fing and describe the error and correct the answer. 3x-y=14 2x+y=16 _________________ 5x=20 x=4 3x-y=4 3(4)-4 y=4-12 y=-8 The solution is (4,-8) Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 126681: You are under water and you count 40 legs of animals. You come above water and there are ducks and turtles, but a total of 13 of them. How many ducks are there and how many turtles are there? ---I figured out that there are 6 ducks and 7 turtles becuase 6(2 legs)=12 and 7(4 legs)=28 and 12+28=40, but I need to know how to write that in an algebraic equation to get those answers instead of just doing basic multiplication. Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 126643: Jack usually mows his lawn in 4 hours. Marilyn can mow the same yard in 6 hours. How much time would it take for them to mow the lawn together? Click here to see answer by LarsJongste(2)

 Question 126711: ONE NUMBER IS 12 MORE THAN ANOTHER. THE SUM OF THE SMALLER NUMBER AND TWICE THE LARGER NUMBER IS 39. FIND THE LARGER NYMBER. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9649)

 Question 126740: The probability is 1 in 4,000,000 that a single auto trip in the United States will result in a fatality. Over a lifetime, an average U.S. driver takes 50,000 trips. (a) What is the probability of a fatal accident over a lifetime? Explain your reasoning carefully. Hint: Assume independent events. Why might the assumption of independence be violated? (b) Why might a driver be tempted not to use a seat belt “just on this trip”? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57222)

 Question 126737: The width of a rectangle is 15 feet less than its length, and the perimeter is 210 feet. Find the width Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 126736: The sum of two numbers is 17 and the sum of their square is 145. Find the larger number. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)
 Question 126736: The sum of two numbers is 17 and the sum of their square is 145. Find the larger number. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 126735: Three times the square of a certain positive number exceeds six times the number by nine. Find the number Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 126733: In a certain company, 30 percent of the men and 20 percent of the women attend night school. If 40 percent of all employees are men, what percent of all the employees attend night school? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 126765: This one has me totally stumped. I've tried working it a couple of times with a side by side example and can't understand it. Hat sizes are determined by measuring the circumference of one's head in either inches or centimeters. Use ratio and proportion to complete the following table. Hat Size Head Circumference Head Circumference to the nearest 1/5 in. to the nearest centimeter 7 5/8 24 61 7 1/2 23 3/5 60 Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 126772: Melanie can paint a certain barn by herself in xday. her helper Malissa can paint the same barn by herself in 2x days. Write a rational expression for the fraction of the barn that they complete in one day by working together. Evaluate the expression for x=5. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57222)

 Question 126904: A STUDENT WITH A 1.875 GPA HAS 24 CREDIT HOURS. FIND HOW MANY CREDIT HOURS OF B's (AT 3 POINTS PER CREDIT HOUR) HE WILL NEED TO RAISE HIS GPA TO A 2.40. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57222)
 Question 126904: A STUDENT WITH A 1.875 GPA HAS 24 CREDIT HOURS. FIND HOW MANY CREDIT HOURS OF B's (AT 3 POINTS PER CREDIT HOUR) HE WILL NEED TO RAISE HIS GPA TO A 2.40. Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6614)

 Question 127019: if the length of a side of a square is increased by 3 centimeters, the perimeter of the new square is 40 centimeters more than twice the length of a side of the original square. find the dimensions of the original square Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 127009: a water tank contains 230 L of water when it develops a leak. Water drips out at a rate of 1.5L/min. How long would it take for all the water to drip out? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 126994: I have been struggling with this problem for a while now and I was wondering if anyone could help me? I would deeply appreciate it!! Please and Thank You!! Absolute Values in Open Sentences Solve. the absolute value of t-4 is greater than t-4 Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 127037: If there are 20 people in a room, and each person shakes hands with everyone exactly once, how many handshakes will there be? Thanks for the help. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)
 Question 127037: If there are 20 people in a room, and each person shakes hands with everyone exactly once, how many handshakes will there be? Thanks for the help. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)
 Question 127037: If there are 20 people in a room, and each person shakes hands with everyone exactly once, how many handshakes will there be? Thanks for the help. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57222)

 Question 127039: The base -2 numeral 10111 is defined to be (-2)^4 +(-2)^2 +(-2)^2 + (-2)^1 + (-2)^0, which has a value 16 +4 -2 +1 or 19. Find the value of the base -2 numeral 11001. Thanks for helping. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57222)

 Question 127060: The period of vibration P for a pendulum varies directly as the square root of the length L. If the period of vibration is 3 seconds when the length is 36 inches, what is the period when L=5.0625 inches? Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 127068: The speed of train A is going 18 mph slower then the speed of train B. Train A travels 220 miles in the same time that it takes train B to travel 310 miles. Find the speed of each train. Train A- Train B- Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9649)

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