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 Question 127075: An Employee's new salary is \$27,195 after getting a 5% raise. What was the salary before the increase in pay? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9674)

 Question 127084: You need 17 lb of fertilizer. The local home and garden store currently has a sale on 'Gro-more' fertilizer. The store offers two sizes: 3 lb for \$2.29 and 5 lb for \$3.25. What do you buy to obtain at 'least' that amount at the 'lowest cost?' Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 127081: The sum of two counting numbers is 91. Half of one number equals three times the other number. What are the number? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 126849: Henry sold 120 magazine subscripions in x+2 days. If he sold at the same rate for another week, than how many magazines did he sell in the extra week? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15650)

 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 slim522(1)

 Question 127214: It would be great if someone can help me with this. An abundant number is a natural number whose proper divisors have a sum greater than the number itself. What is the smallest abundant number? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15650)

 Question 127080: A "superbounce" ball rebounds half the height it drops. The ball is dropped from a height of 176 feet. How far off the ground is the ball when it has traveled a total of 500 feet? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 127215: What is the smallest product one could obtain by multiplying two numbers in the set {-5, -3, -1, 3, 4}? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57337)

 Question 127232: This question must be solved using inequality. I have tried all night, but could not get it. Ronald wants to sell his car through a broker who charges a commission of 10% of the selling price. Ronald still owes \$11,025. He must get enough to at least pay off the loan. What is the range of the selling price. Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 127250: Janet can shovel snow from her driveway in 65 minutes. Bill can do the same job in 50 minutes. How long would it take if they worked together? It would take _____ minutes. I've had to do a couple of similar problems using hours, but for some reason the minutes is throwing me off. Please help! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15650)

 Question 127262: To determine the number of deer in a game preserve, a conservationist catches 788 deer, tags them and lets them loose. Later, 348 deer are caught, 174 of them are tagged. How many deer are in the preserve? _________ deer are in the preserve? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 127305: To estimate animal populations, biologists count the total number of animals in a small section of a habitat. The total population of animals is directly proportional to the size of the habitat (in acres)polled. There are 3 parts to the question and I'm struggling with setting them up. a. Write an equation using only one variable that could be used to solve for the constant of variation k. b. A biologist counted the number of white tail deer in a 100 acre parcel of land in a nature preserve and found 12 deer. Find the constant of variation k. c. If the entire nature preserve is 2,500 acres, then what is the total white tail deer population in the preserve? Describe how you arrived at your answer. I would really appreciate someone explaining how to work these 3 parts of the problem. I have several other similar ones and don't think I'll understand those until I understand this one. Thanks for your help! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57337)

 Question 127450: Mardi recieved an inheritance of \$50,000, She invested part at 10% and deposited the remainder in tax-free bonds at 11%. Her total annual income from the investments was \$5200. Find the amount invested at 10%. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 127521: I am having a hard time setting up two equations for this word problem: A shopkeeper has two types of coffee beans. The first type sells for \$5.20/lb, the second for \$5.80. How many pounds of the first type must be mixed with 5 lb of the second to produce a blend selling for \$5.35/lb? I have attempted setting up on equation \$5.20(a) + \$5.80(y) = \$5.35 (1), and several other ways, and I just cannot seem to set this up algebraically. Can you please help me set up the equations so that I can attempt to solve this problem? Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 127578: I really need help with this problem the answer I worked out was 904.33 m cubed. Here is the problem. A sphere has a diameter of 12 m. Find its volume using pie= 3.14 as an approximation. thank you for your help Click here to see answer by solver91311(16884)

 Question 127572: I have tried to solve this numerous times and each time come up with a different answer my current answer is \$45.00 A desk top has the shape of a trapezoid. The two parallel sides have legnths of 2 m and 2.8 m, and the distance between the sides is 1.5 m. To protect the wood surface, a blotter will be made,at a cost of \$25.00 per square meter, to cover the entire desk top. Find the total cost of the blotter Click here to see answer by kev82(148)

 Question 127546: I have been working on this problem for an hour now and I just don't get it. I would really appreciate some help. One lemon costs one fils. One orange costs twenty fils. One apple costs fifty fils. You need to buy a total for 100 fruits and 1 Kuwait Dinar (1000 fils in total) How many of each fruit will you buy? Thanks a lot! Click here to see answer by solver91311(16884)

 Question 127716: Triangle ABC is a right triangle. The measure of one of the acute angles is 36 degree more than the measure of the other acute angle. What is the measure of the smallest angle in triangle ABC? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 127802: Write an expression for "five times the sum of a number and three decreased by twice the number Click here to see answer by yemeniekid1992(1)

 Question 127801: write an expression for "Twice the sum of a number and eleven" Click here to see answer by Ahha(5)

 Question 127800: find the length of a rectangle if it is four less than twice the width and the perimeter is 40 cm Click here to see answer by Ahha(5)

 Question 127898: Write a polynomial that has a common factor in each term. Factor your polynomial. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57337)

 Question 127989: 2) Pipe A can fill a tank in 4hr. Pipe B can fill the tank in 9hr less than the time it takes pipe C, a drain pipe, to empty the tank. When all three pipes are open, it takes 2hr to fill the tank. How much time is required for pipe C to empty the tank if pipes A and B are closed? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15650)

 Question 128020: Finding number of books. Verna decided to sell her collection of paperback books. To Fred, she sold 2 books, and one fifth of what was left. Later to Joan she sold 6 books, and one fifth of what then remained. If she sold more books to Fred than Joan, what was the least possible number of books in her original collection? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57337)

 Question 128057: You have \$100 dollars. You must purchase a total of 100 animals. Dogs costs \$10 each. Cats costs \$3 each. Mouse cost .50 cents each. how many Dogs, Cats, Mice do I need to total up to 100 animals and I have to spend the entire \$100 dollars. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15650)

 Question 127987: 1) Working alone, Coleen can paint a house in 2hr less than James. Working together, they can paint the house in 10hr. How long would it take James to paint the house? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 128085: A plane can travel 400 miles against the wind in the same time that it can travel 500 miles with the wind. If the speed of wind was 10 miles per hour. Find the speed fo the plane in still air. Click here to see answer by Ganesha(13)

 Question 128090: 4. Sarah left a 15% tip of \$4.65 for a meal. What was the cost of the meal before the tip? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)
 Question 128090: 4. Sarah left a 15% tip of \$4.65 for a meal. What was the cost of the meal before the tip? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 128084: A plane can travel 400 miles against the wind in the same time that it can travel 500 miles with the wind. If the speed of wind was 10 miles per hour. Find the speed fo the plane in still air. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57337)

 Question 127974: When the digits of a two-digit number are reversed, the new number is 9 more than the original number, and the sum of the digits of the original number is 11. What is the original number? Click here to see answer by ilana(307)

 Question 128121: The formula for the surface area of a sphere is A=4pier^2.A square sticker of side x is placed on a ball of radius 3x.What's the surface area of the sphere not covered by the sticker?Write your answer in factored form. Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 128120: A square poster of length 3x is to have a square painting centered on it.The length of the painting is 2x.The area of the poster not covered by the painting will be painted black.What's the area of the poster that will be painted black? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 128157: When the digits of a two-digit number are reversed, the new number is 9 more than the original number, and the sum of the digits of the original number is 11. What is the original number? Click here to see answer by ozymandias(9)

 Question 128273: If Steven can mix 20 drinks in 5 minutes, Sue can mix 20 drinks in 10 minutes, and Jack can mix 20 drinks in 15 minutes, how much time will it take all 3 of them working together to mix the 20 drinks? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 128330: Peter sold pumpkins from his farm. He sold Jumbo pumpkins for \$9 each and sold Regular pumpkins for \$4 each. Peter sold 80 pumpkins and collected \$395. How many Jumbo pumpkins and Regular pumpkins did he sell? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57337)

 Question 128339: 2.A local landscape company had a 1-week sale. On Monday,Mrs.Jones had \$82 to spend.After purchasing 5 trees,she had just enough money left to purchase 1 shrub.Later in that same week,she purchased 2 trees.She had \$37 with her,so she again had enough money left to purchase 1 shrub.Find the cost of a tree and the cost of a shrub. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57337)

 Question 128350: The length of a rectangular sign is 3feet longer than the width. If the sign has a area of 40 square feet for advertising , find its length and its width. Click here to see answer by chitra(359)

 Question 128341: A circular pond will be placed on a square piece of land.The length of a side of the square is 2x.The radius of the pond is x.The part of the square not covered by the pond will be planted with flowers.What's the area of the region that will be planted with flowers?Write your answer in factored form. Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 128396: One eighth of the square root of 7 less than a number is 2. What is the number? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 128156: When the digits of a two-digit number are reversed, the new number is 9 more than the original number, and the sum of the digits of the original number is 11. What is the original number? Click here to see answer by idkweirdo(15)

 Question 128548: The tens digit of a certain two digit number exceeds the units digit by 3. The sum of the digits is 1/7 of the number. Find the number. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57337)

 Question 128543: I am stumped on two problems. Any help would be greatly apprecited. 1. An open-top box will be made from a square piece of cardboard of length 26-inch by cutting 2-inch squares from the corners and folding up the sides. Find the volume of the box. 2. A ladder is leaning against a wall. The distance from the bottom of the ladder to the wall is 3 feet less than the length of the ladder. Find the length of the ladder, if the distance of its topto the ground is 4 feet less than the length of the ladder. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)
 Question 128543: I am stumped on two problems. Any help would be greatly apprecited. 1. An open-top box will be made from a square piece of cardboard of length 26-inch by cutting 2-inch squares from the corners and folding up the sides. Find the volume of the box. 2. A ladder is leaning against a wall. The distance from the bottom of the ladder to the wall is 3 feet less than the length of the ladder. Find the length of the ladder, if the distance of its topto the ground is 4 feet less than the length of the ladder. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57337)

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