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 Question 29214: Suppose a country has only two denomination of coins: \$0.05 coins and \$0.07 coins. Determine all monetry values that can be obtained using only coins. Click here to see answer by bmauger(101)

 Question 29212: List the like terms in the following group of terms. –7m, 7dm2, 9d2m, 6dm2, –10dm2, 7d2 Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)
 Question 29212: List the like terms in the following group of terms. –7m, 7dm2, 9d2m, 6dm2, –10dm2, 7d2 Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 29035: In his will, a man leaves one-half of his money to his wife, one-half of what is left to his older child, and one-half of what is then left to his younger child. His cousins divide the remainder equally, each receiving \$2000. What was the total amount of money in the man's will and how much did his wife and each child get? Click here to see answer by sdmmadam@yahoo.com(530)

 Question 29292: Show that 1/sqrt 1 + 1/sqrt 2 + 1/sqrt 3...+ 1/sqrt n < 2*sqrt n for all positive integers. Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 29353: Merilee sells tomatoes at a roadside stnad. her total receipts including the 6% sales tax were \$457.15. What amount of sales tax did she collect? Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 29352: after gettinga 13% discount on the price if a new Chrysler Sebring convertible, Helen paid \$25651.00. what was the original price of the convertible? Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 29349: Identify the variable and write an equation that describes the following situation. Two numbers differ by 8 and have a product of 23. Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 29351: Penny's bicycle trip from colorado springs to pikes peak took 1.5 hours longer than the return trip to colorado springs. if she averaged 6 mph on the way to pikes peak and 15 mph for the return trip, then how long was the ride from Colorado springs to pikes peak? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

 Question 29348: Find the perimeter of a rectangle, given that the length is z yards and the width is 3 yards shorter. Click here to see answer by atif.muhammad(135)

 Question 29465: Ahh...please help. How do I set this up??? That's all I need. I am confused. A man goes into a grocery store and buys a grapefruit and a toy ball. A 7% tax is applied to the price of non food items. If the total bill is \$5.15, including \$.018 in tax on the toy ball, what are the prices of the grapefruit and the ball? Thanks.. :) Click here to see answer by ikdeep(226)

 Question 29464: I have tried this coin problem several ways and can't get it to add up right. Supposidly we are to answer it using the elimination method. The question is. Sam has a collection of nickels and dimes that is worth \$5.65. If the number of dimes wer doubled and the number of nickels were increased by 8. The value of the coins would be \$10.45. How many dimes does he have? I set it up like this. x= nickles y = dimes 5x + 10y = 5.65 5(x + 8) + 2(10y) = 10.45 I came up with x = 9, and y = 44. There is no way that is right. I have spent hours on this. Please help!! Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 29503: The Length of a rectangular garden is 7 feet longer than its width. The perimeter of the garden is 38 feet. Find the width and length of the garden. Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 29521: On the blueprint, the scale indicates that 2 cm represents 5 ft. What are the actual dimensions of a room that is 4.8 cm by 6 cm on the blueprint? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57374)
 Question 29521: On the blueprint, the scale indicates that 2 cm represents 5 ft. What are the actual dimensions of a room that is 4.8 cm by 6 cm on the blueprint? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

 Question 29590: I need help on this last problem! CLASSIC PROBLEM - A traveling salesman (selling shoes) stops at a farm in the Midwest. Before he could knock on the door, he noticed an old truck on fire. He rushed over and pulled a young lady out of the flaming truck. Farmer Crane came out and gratefully thanked the traveling salesman for saving his daughter’s life. Mr. Crane insisted on giving the man an award for his heroism. So, the salesman said, “If you insist, I do not want much. Get your checkerboard and place one grain of wheat on the first square. Then place two grains of wheat on the next square. Then place four grains on the third square. Continue this until all 64 squares are covered with grains of wheat.” As he had just harvested his wheat, Mr. Crane did not consider this much of an award, but he soon realized he made a miscalculation on the amount of wheat involved. c) Calculate the amount of wheat necessary to fill the whole checkerboard (64 squares). How much wheat would the farmer need to give the salesman? Thank you a ton!!! Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

 Question 29707: Hey, I have been trying to figure out this problem, but i'm Stumped. Jalisha invested some money and made an 8% profit. The current value of her investment is \$1,296. How much did she invest initially? Click here to see answer by askmemath(368)

 Question 29705: Is G an element of the set M= {A, C,{H, G}, I, N}? A. yes B. no Click here to see answer by favegirl13(22)

 Question 29788: A soil supplement that weights 24 Lb contains iron, pottasium and a mulch. There is five times as much mulch as iron and twice as much pottasium as iron. Find the amount of mulch in th soil supplement. Click here to see answer by Cintchr(481)

 Question 29757: show that 1(1!)+2(2!)+3(3!)+...+n(n!)= (n+1)!-1 for all positive integers n. Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 29759: The Fibonacci numbers 1,1,2,3,5,8.... are defined by F0=F1 and Fn=Fn-1+Fn-2 for n<=2. Show that Fn<=(7/4)^n. Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 29758: Recall that the Fibonacci numbers are defined by F1=1, F2=1, and Fn=Fn-1+Fn-2for n>=3. Show that the Fibonacci numbers satisfy the following relationship F1^2+F2^2+F3^2+...+Fn^2 for n>=1. Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 29713: A shoemaker died, leaving behind 17 pairs of men's shoes and boots. In his last will and testament he disposed of them as follows: 1/2 of the collection to his youngest, hardworking, son; 1/3 to the middle son; and 1/9 to "Lazybones", the eldest son. Understanding that it was not possible to divide the 17 pairs into halves, thirds, and ninths, the exasperated executor of the will tossed in his own footwear, making it a total of eighteen pairs, which he divided as follows: 1/2, or 9 pairs, to the youngest son; 1/3, or 6 pairs, to the middle son; and 1/9, or 2 pairs, to the eldest son. Upon realizing that adding up 9, 6, and 2 made 17, the executor elatedly retrieved his own pair of shoes and closed the estate. Question: What's the mistake in the shoemaker's problem? Click here to see answer by jb007mi6(53)
 Question 29713: A shoemaker died, leaving behind 17 pairs of men's shoes and boots. In his last will and testament he disposed of them as follows: 1/2 of the collection to his youngest, hardworking, son; 1/3 to the middle son; and 1/9 to "Lazybones", the eldest son. Understanding that it was not possible to divide the 17 pairs into halves, thirds, and ninths, the exasperated executor of the will tossed in his own footwear, making it a total of eighteen pairs, which he divided as follows: 1/2, or 9 pairs, to the youngest son; 1/3, or 6 pairs, to the middle son; and 1/9, or 2 pairs, to the eldest son. Upon realizing that adding up 9, 6, and 2 made 17, the executor elatedly retrieved his own pair of shoes and closed the estate. Question: What's the mistake in the shoemaker's problem? Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 29832: If the average of three numbers is V. If one of the numbers is Z and another is Y, what is the remaining number? Click here to see answer by sdmmadam@yahoo.com(530)

 Question 29712: Given U = {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10}, A ={1,2,3}, and B = {3,6,9}, find the complement of A U B. A. 3 B. {4,5,7,8,10} C. {1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10} D. {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10} Click here to see answer by sdmmadam@yahoo.com(530)

 Question 29998: A baker purchased 12lb. of wheat flour and 15lb. of rye flour for a total cost of 18.30. A second purchase, at the same prices, included 15lb. of wheat flour and 10lb. of rye flour. the cost of the second purchase was 16.75. Find the cost per pound of wheat and rye flours. Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 30003: 4. Jackie has \$3.50 in quarters and nickels. If she has two more quarters than nickels, how many quarters and how many nickels does Jackie have? Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 30002: 5. Two hundred students joined the Kangaroo High School Band. Based on statistics from previous years, one-third of the students will drop out. Of the remaining members, only 6% will qualify for the state band. How many of the original members can be expected to qualify for the state band Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

 Question 30014: 6. Gary hung seven strings of holiday lights on his house. Some strings had 75 lights and the rest had 100 lights per string. When a fuse blew. One-third of the lights went out but 400 lights still worked. How many of the seven strings had 75 lights? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

 Question 30052: Please help with my homework problem #46. Evaluate each polynomial for the given replacements of the variables. 2pq^3 - 5q^2 + 8p, for p = -4 and q = -2 Thank you so much. Click here to see answer by sdmmadam@yahoo.com(530)

 Question 30049: Please help me with my homework problem #47: The distance s, in feet, traveled by a body falling freely from rest in t seconds is approximated by s = 16t^2. A pebble is droped into the well and takes 3 sec to hit the water. How far down is the surface of the water? Thanking you for your help in advance. Click here to see answer by askmemath(368)

 Question 30048: Please help me with my homework problem #47: The distance s, in feet, traveled by a body falling freely from rest in t seconds is approximated by s = 16t^2. A pebble is droped into the well and takes 3 sec to hit the water. How far down is the surface of the water? Thanking you for your help in advance. Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1277)