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 Question 151801: Maureen paid \$62.06 including 7% tax for a sweater. How much did the sweater itself cost? Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)
 Question 151801: Maureen paid \$62.06 including 7% tax for a sweater. How much did the sweater itself cost? Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)

 Question 151811: Kathy and Ken work in a textbook warehouse. Kathy can fill an order of 100 books in 40 minutes. Ken can fill the same order in 60 minutes. How long would it take them, working together, to fill the order? Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 151810: Three-Fifths of the automibles enttering Dalton each morning will fill the city parking lots. There are 3654 such parking spaces. How many cars enter Dalton each morning? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 151800: Jenny wants to utilize a portion of her garden for growing flowers. Being a designer herself, she visualizes a triangular area with different lengths for each side. For this Jenny decides to keep a side of the triangular area 6 feet shorter and the other 5 feet longer than the third side. She also wants to restrict the perimeter of the triangle area to 29 feet, so that it does not cover a huge area of the garden. Determine the length of each side of the triangular area that Jenny has visualized. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 151844: Consecutive Integers. Find three consecutive integers such that the sum of their squares is 77. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 151848: A guy wire of length 50 feet is attached to the ground and the top of an antenna. The height of the antenna is 10 feet larger than the distance from the base of the antenna to the point where the guy wire is attached to the ground. What is the height of the antenna? x-2 from the ladder to the house 10ft from the ground to the top of the house Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 151827: find the length and width of a rectangular lot with a perimeter of 88 meters if the length is 4 meters more than the width. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 151851: The drama club is selling candles. They pay \$22 for the advertising brochures and \$3.25 for each candle. If they sell each candle for \$6.50, how many candles must they sell to break even? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 151914: A woman buys three pairs of jeans for \$99.84, including tax. If each pair of jeans cost \$32, what was the sales tax rate? Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)

 Question 151918: Sandy has \$3.75 in change. She has three more quarters than dimes but twice as many nickels as quarters. Express the given information as an algebraic expression and simplify. [you are not required to solve the problem] Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)

 Question 151919: Tom's uncle owns a triangular piece of land. The perimeter fence that surrounds the land measures 378 yards. The shortest side is 30 yards longer than one-half of the longest side. THe second longest side is 2 yards shorter than the longest side. What is the length of each side? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 151891: Every week Naomi stuffs 1000 envelopes. If she does the job by herself it takes 6 hours. If Jill helps it takes 5 1/2 hours. How long would it take Jill to do the job by herself? Please help me understand how to do the equation. Thank you Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 151890: Every week Naomi stuffs 1000 envelopes. If she does the job by herself it takes 6 hours. If Jill helps it takes 5 1/2 hours. How long would it take Jill to do the job by herself? Please help me understand how to do the equation. Thank you Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 151993: I need help with this. This is the work I have done, but I want to see if it is correct. Thanks! A rectangular parking lot is 100 ft longer than it is wide. Determine the dimensions of the parking lot if it measures 500 ft diagonally. w + (w + 100) = 500 2w + 100 = 500 2w + 100 – 100 = 500 – 100 2w = 400 w = 400/2 w = 200 200 + (200 + 100) = 500 Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 151991: I don't even know where to begin on this question. Can you help me please? Thanks! Find P(-1/2) if P(x) = 2x4 + x3 + 12 Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 152033: The area of a circle is 17 square meters. What is its circumference? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 152031: A triangular window of height 15 inches and base 21 inches is to be laminated with a sunblock coating that costs \$1.22 per square inch to apply. What is the total cost of coating the window, to the nearest cent? (Hint: Area of Triangle: A = base*height/2 Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 152032: A cubic support unit in a television is made with a side measuring 2.5 centimeters. A new model being designed for the upcoming year will have a larger cube with a side measuring 2.8 centimeters. By how much will the volume of the cube be increased? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 152044: A rectangular light-switch plate is made according to the following dimensions. The length is 7 inches, and the width is 5.5 inches; a rectangular hole measuring 1.2 inches by 0.3 inches is left in the center. (See diagram below) (a) How many square inches in area is the light-switch plate (the shaded region)? (b) If the cost to construct the plate is \$4.27 per square inch, what is the construction cost? Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 151982: Your profit P is determined by subtracting the cost C (the amount of money it costs to operate a business) from the revenue R (the amount of money you earn from selling your product). Profit can be represented algebraically by the equations: Profit=Revenue-Cost OR P = R - C a)Rewrite the formula to solve for C. b)Suppose your profit for one day is \$1,281, and the cost of running the business for the day is \$1,463. What is the revenue for that day? Explain your answer. Click here to see answer by elisabethtyler(2)

 Question 152118: Amy paid 87.24 for a pair of running shoes during a 30% sale. What was the regular price? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 152112: I would greatly appreciate your help with this word problem. Jonah was visiting his grandfather, who has a large jellybean collection. When he asked if he could have some he said yes, if he could solve a problem for him. He told him that he has three jars, containing either all red jellybeans, all green jellybeans or red and green jellybeans. Each jar is covered so that no one can see the color of the jellybeans. One jar is labeled red, the second green and the third red-green. The catch was that none of the jars was correctly labeled. He could reach into one jar, remove one jellybean and look at it. He would then have to tell him the correct color of the jellybeans in each jar. Which jar should he choose a jellybean from and how does that help him in labeling the jars correctly. Initally, I thought that if he pulled from the jar labeled red but got a green jellybean then he would know how to label the jars. This doesn't ring true since there is a mixed red-green jar. Jar Red = either green or mixed beans Jar Green = either red or mixed beans Jar Red-Green = either red or green beans Thank you Click here to see answer by mducky2(62)

 Question 152116: On three consecutive passes, a football team gains 6 yards, looses 10 yards, and gains 10 yards. What number represents the total net yardage? Click here to see answer by orca(409)

 Question 152148: For a holiday party, Marcus is making a nine-layer torte, which consists of nine 8-inch diameter cake layers with a cream topping on each layer. He knows that one recipe of cream will cover 54 square inches of cake. How many batches of the topping must he make to complete his torte? (Use  = 3.14 as an approximate value) Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 152164: Grace has 16 jellybeans in her pocket. She has 8 red ones, 4 green ones and 4 blue ones. What is the minimum number of jellybeans she msut take out of her pocket to ensure that she has one of each color. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 152160: Soybean meal is 16% protein; cormeal is 8% protein. How many pounds of each should be mixed together in order to get 320-lb mixture that is 15% protein? Cormeal______ Soybean______ Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 152159: Trains A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 100 miles per hour and train B is traveling at 104 miles per hour. Train A passes a station at 11:10AM. If train B passes the same station at 11:40AM, at what time will train B catch up to train A? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 152147: A concrete driveway measures 14 yards by 5 yards. The driveway will be 0.75 yards thick. (a) How many cubic yards of concrete will be needed? (b) How much will it cost if concrete is \$4.75 per cubic yard? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 152186: What will it cost to tile a kitchen floor that is 12 feet wide by 20 feet long if the tile cost \$8.91 per square yard? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 152187: I have spent hours on this one and been through every one I know Can you help? Please? Upstream Downstream Jr's boat will go 15 miles per hour in still water. If he can go 12 miles down stream in the same amount of time as it takes to go 9 miles upstream, then what is the speed of the current. T= D/R... D = RT .. R = D/T Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)
 Question 152187: I have spent hours on this one and been through every one I know Can you help? Please? Upstream Downstream Jr's boat will go 15 miles per hour in still water. If he can go 12 miles down stream in the same amount of time as it takes to go 9 miles upstream, then what is the speed of the current. T= D/R... D = RT .. R = D/T Click here to see answer by mducky2(62)

 Question 152240: The anual cost in dollars for removing p% of the toxic chemicals from a town's water supply is given by the formula C(p) = (500,000)/100-p use the formula to determine the cost for removing 99.5% of the toxic chemicals I did C(99.5) = (500,000)/100-99.5 99.5 C = 500,000/.5 C = 1005.025 this just can't be right because It costs 50,000 at 90% and 100,000 at 95% Thanks for your advice and help Click here to see answer by oscargut(900)

 Question 152269: A plant whose height is 8 cm, is growing at a rate of 4/5 cm per week. When will its height exceed 13 3/5 cm? Thank you Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28699)
 Question 152269: A plant whose height is 8 cm, is growing at a rate of 4/5 cm per week. When will its height exceed 13 3/5 cm? Thank you Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 152244: For a holiday party, Marcus is making a nine-layer torte, which consists of nine 8-inch diameter cake layers with a cream topping on each layer. He knows that one recipe of cream will cover 54 square inches of cake. How many batches of the topping must he make to complete his torte? (Use  = 3.14 as an approximate value) Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)
 Question 152244: For a holiday party, Marcus is making a nine-layer torte, which consists of nine 8-inch diameter cake layers with a cream topping on each layer. He knows that one recipe of cream will cover 54 square inches of cake. How many batches of the topping must he make to complete his torte? (Use  = 3.14 as an approximate value) Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 152287: a stamp collection consists of 3, 8, 15, cent stamps. the number of 8 stamps is one less than triple the number of 3 cent stamps. the number of 15 cent stamps is six less than the number of 8 cent stamps. the total value of all stamps is 2.47. find the number of 8 cent stamps in the collection. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 152289: Tom will rent a car for the weekend. He can choose one of two payment plans. The first plan costs \$55.96 for two days plus 15 cents per mile. The second plan costs \$67.96 for two days plus 11 cents per mile. How many miles does Tom need to drive for the two plans to cost the same? Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)
 Question 152289: Tom will rent a car for the weekend. He can choose one of two payment plans. The first plan costs \$55.96 for two days plus 15 cents per mile. The second plan costs \$67.96 for two days plus 11 cents per mile. How many miles does Tom need to drive for the two plans to cost the same? Click here to see answer by oscargut(900)