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 Question 154020: Area of a window. A window is in the shape of a square of side s, with a semicircle of diameter s above it. Write a function that expresses the total area of the window as a function of s. Click here to see answer by oscargut(891)

 Question 154025: I have been working on this math problem for awhile now and I can't figure it out. I was wondering if someone could help me? Please and Thank you!! I would deeply appreciate it. In a walkathon to raise money for a charity, Elisa walked a certain distance at 5 mi/h and then jogged that distance at 8 mi/h. Her total walking and jogging was 2 h and 15 min. How many miles long was the walkathon. (hint: time=distance over rate) Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 154027: I have been working on this problem for awhile now and I just can't figure it out. I was wondering if someone could help me? I would deeply appreciate it. Please and Thank you!!! In a bicycle race, Lionel gives Robert a 500m advantage. Also, Lionel agrees to start 15 min after Robert. If Lionel bikes at 17 km/h and Robert at 14 km/h, how long will it take Lionel after he starts biking to overtake Robert? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)
 Question 154027: I have been working on this problem for awhile now and I just can't figure it out. I was wondering if someone could help me? I would deeply appreciate it. Please and Thank you!!! In a bicycle race, Lionel gives Robert a 500m advantage. Also, Lionel agrees to start 15 min after Robert. If Lionel bikes at 17 km/h and Robert at 14 km/h, how long will it take Lionel after he starts biking to overtake Robert? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6948)

 Question 154022: I am having trouble with this problem and I was wondering if anyone could help me? I would deeply appreciate it. Please and Thank you!!! If one side of a square is increased by 8cm and an adjacent side decreased by 2cm, a rectangle is formed whose perimeter is 40cm. Find the length of a side of the square. Click here to see answer by orca(409)

 Question 154029: I have been struggling to figure out this problem and I was wondering if someone could help me? Please and Thank you!! I would deeply appreciate it. A grocer wants to mix peanuts and cashews to produce 20lb of mixed nuts worth \$6.20/lb. How many pounds of each kind of nut should she use if peanuts cost \$4.80/lb and cashews cost \$8/lb. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 154023: Swimming pool design. An architect has designed a motel pool within a rectangular area that is fenced on three sides. If she uses 60 yards of fencing to enclose an area of 352 square yards, then what are the dimensions of L and W? Assume L is greater than W. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 154040: I put in this problem before and I forgot to put something in the problem. I was wondering if someone could answer this problem again. I would deeply appreciate it. Please and Thank you. I have tried to work this problem and I can't seem to get it. In a walkathon to raise money for charity, Elisa walked a certain distance at 5 mi/h and then jogged twice that distance at 8 mi/h. Her total time walking and jogging was 2 h and 15 min. How many miles long was the walkathon? (hint: time=distance over rate.) Click here to see answer by orca(409)
 Question 154040: I put in this problem before and I forgot to put something in the problem. I was wondering if someone could answer this problem again. I would deeply appreciate it. Please and Thank you. I have tried to work this problem and I can't seem to get it. In a walkathon to raise money for charity, Elisa walked a certain distance at 5 mi/h and then jogged twice that distance at 8 mi/h. Her total time walking and jogging was 2 h and 15 min. How many miles long was the walkathon? (hint: time=distance over rate.) Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 154049: The elevator in the Washington Monument takes 75 seconds to travel 500 feet to the top floor. What is the speed of the elevator in miles per hour? Give your answer to two significant digits. Click here to see answer by lermgerm52891(1)

 Question 154109: I am not understanding this question can you please help? #76. Avoiding a collision. A car is traveling on a road that is perpendicular to a railroad track. When the car is 30 meters from the crossing, the car's new collision detector warns the driver that there is a train 50 meters from the car and heading toward the same crossing. How far is the train from the crossing? Thank you Click here to see answer by stanbon(57219)

 Question 154108: #67. I am not sure how to proceed can you help? Skydiving. If there were no air resistance, then the height (in feet) above the earth for a sky diver t seconds after jumping from an airplane at 10,000 feet would be given by h(t) = -16t^2 + 10,000. a) Find the time it would take to fall to earth with no air resistance, that is, find t for which h(t) = 0.A skydiver actually gets about twice as much free fall time due to air resistance. b) Use the accompanying graph to ddetermine whether the skydiver (with no air resistance) falls farther in the first 5 seconds or the last 5 seconds of the fall. c) Is the diver's velocity increasing or decreasing as she falls? The graph shows a curved line from the top (left 10 down to 25 with Height(thousands of feet on left of graph and Time (seconds) at the bottom of graph. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 0 5 10 15 20 25 Please help thank you. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57219)

 Question 154102: #68 I have tried to work this problem but I am having much trouble can you help, please. Skydiving. If a sky diver jumps from an airplane at a height of 8256 feet, then for the first 5 seconds, her height above the earth is approximated by the formula h = 16r^2 + 8256. How many seconds does it take her to reach 8000 feet. Thank you Click here to see answer by stanbon(57219)

 Question 154058: An object is projected upward with an initial velocity of 251 feet per second from a height of 32 feet. During what time period will its height exceed 91 feet? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15624)

 Question 154176: A stamp collection consists of 3,8,and 15 cent stamps. The number of 8 cent 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 the stamps is \$2.47. Find the number of 8 cent stamps in the collection. Please help me with this problem I am having a difficult time with it.Thank you Click here to see answer by orca(409)

 Question 153773: a 90 inch pipe is cut into two pieces. one piece is 20 in more than the other. find the lenth of each piece. Click here to see answer by orca(409)

 Question 154233: The reciprocal of 6 plus the reciprocal of 8 is the reciprocal of what number? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28476)

 Question 154230: At the opening basketball game, 1000 tickets were sold. Adult tickets cost \$3.00 and student tickets cost \$1.50. If \$2475 was collected at the door, how many adult tickets were sold? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9649)

 Question 154256: Create a polynomial that decribes the perimeter of the figure. outside of figure: 9x+7, 85, 49, 2x+3, 45, x inside of figure: 9x, 5x-7 Please help me I don't know where to start. Thank you Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 154265: I need help on this word problem please.... A certain type of gutter comes in 6 foot, 8 foot, and 10 foot sections. How many different lengths can be formed using three sections of gutter? Thanks in advance! Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 154289: I have problems with word problems. I can't seem to figure this out. Please help me solve this equation: If a wagon wheel had 10 more spokes, the angle between spokes would decrease by 6 degrees. How many spokes does the wheel have? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57219)

 Question 154284: I've tried to figure out what to use but for some reason it hasnt come to me. Please help me solve this equation: Two pipes are used to fill a water storage tank. The first pipe can fill the tank in 4 hours, and the two pipes together can fill the tank in 2 hours less time than the second pipe alone. How long would it take for the second pipe to fill the tank? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 154287: I cant seem to figure out what to do with this problem. Please help me solve this equation: If two opposite sides of a square are increased by 10 meters and the other sides are decreased by 8 meters, the area of the rectangle that is formed is 63 square meters. Find the area of the original square. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 154290: The farthest I've gotten on this one was that I had to add 1 to 12 and i had to take 50 away everytime I added 1 to 12. Please help me solve this equation: A jazz group on tour has been drawing average crowds of 500 persons. It is projected that for every \$1 increase in the \$12 ticket price, the average attendance will decrease by 50. At what ticket price will nightly receipts be \$5600? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 154333: I can not for the life of me figure this out. Write an expression that illustrates the total cost of all baked goods,S represents the cost of scones and C represents the cost of cookies. You bake two baking sheets with 12 scones each, two baking sheets with 20 cookies each, and one backing sheet with 2 scones and 10 cookies. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 154379: Could someone shoe me how to sovle this word problem? Please. Sue can shovel snow from her driveway in 65min. Bill can do the job in 50min. How long would it take sue and Bill to shovel the same driveway together? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15624)

 Question 154467: I can't figure thisone out please help. #78. Winter Wheat. While finding the amount of seed needed to plant his three square wheat fields, Hank observed that the side of one field was 1 kilometer longer than the side of the smallest field and that the side of the largest field was 3 kilometers longer than the side of the smallest field. If the total area of the three fields is 38 square kilometers, then what is the area of each field? Thanks you Click here to see answer by stanbon(57219)

 Question 154499: If 6 people can empty 2 cargo spaces in 1 day how many spaces can 150 people empty in 1 day? Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)

 Question 154500: If 6 people can empty 2 cargo spaces in 1 day how many spaces can 150 people empty in 1 day? Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)

 Question 154503: A chain store manager has been told by the main office that daily profit, P, is related to the number of clerks working that day, x, according to the equation P= -25x^2 + 300x. What number of clerks will maximize the profit, and what is the maximum possible profit? Click here to see answer by BrittanyM(80)

 Question 154498: The speed of one aircraft to that of another is 2 to 5. If the slower aircraft has a speed of 300 knots, what is the speed of the faster aircraft? Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)

 Question 154512: determine the following products: A) describe the pattern(s) you see. 1 x 142857, 2 x 142857, 3 x 142857. B) do more computations until you can predict the next product. C) alont the "what if" theme, this pattern seems to break at 7 X 142857. continue to find and write products of 142857 and 8,9,10, etc. what patterns do you see now Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1276)

 Question 154521: Mary took 5 English tests. Her scores were 78%, 89%, 98%, 67%, and 90%. What must she score on her sixth test so her average will be 85%? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6948)

 Question 154448: Please help Word problem Cindy's phone company charges 20 CENTS for each minute of a call. She was charged a total of \$14.40 for calls in the month of july, how many minutes had she used the phone that month. This is all I got july = 31 days 14.40/31=.4645 14.40/20=72 Thank you Click here to see answer by BrittanyM(80)

 Question 154462: Juan donates 10% of his salary to his church. he earns 3,500 per month. He used to earn 3,200, and he gave the same dollar amount that he does now. What percentage of his income did he donate to the church when he earned 3,200? Click here to see answer by BrittanyM(80)

 Question 154522: The perimeter of a square is 12 meters greater than the perimeter of another square. It's area is 45 square meters greater than the area of the smaller square. Find the perimeter of each square. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6948)

 Question 154184: Ziehart Pharmaceuticals reported net sales of \$178,000 and cost of goods sold of \$58,000. Candy Electronics Corp. reported net sales of \$36,000 and cost of goods sold of \$26,200. Calculate the gross profit percentage for both companies. From these calculations, can you determine which company is more successful? Explain. Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)

 Question 154574: I have been working on this problem for awhile now and I still can't figure it out. I was wondering if someone would help me? Please and Thank you!! I would deeply appreciate it! In problems 13-18, find the solution if possible. If there is not enough information to solve the problem or if it has no solution, say so. If extra information is given, identify it. Jan invested \$1200 at a certain simple interest rate and \$2200 at a rate 3% higher. Her annual earnings were \$253. Find the two interest rates if she earned \$121 more on the larger investment than on the smaller. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15624)

 Question 154584: . ........................................................................................an inlet pipe can filla tank in 1 hour, a drain pipe can empty it in 3/2 hours. The inlet pipe was openend at 6:00 a.m. to fill the tank. At 6:20a.m. someone noticed that the drain has been left open and so he closes it immediately. How long will it take the first pipe to finish filling Click here to see answer by stanbon(57219)
 Question 154584: . ........................................................................................an inlet pipe can filla tank in 1 hour, a drain pipe can empty it in 3/2 hours. The inlet pipe was openend at 6:00 a.m. to fill the tank. At 6:20a.m. someone noticed that the drain has been left open and so he closes it immediately. How long will it take the first pipe to finish filling Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15624)

 Question 154576: I have been struggling on this problem for awhile now and I was wondering if someone would help me? Please and Thank you!! I would deeply appreciate it! In a two-candidate election 1401 votes were cast. If 30 voters had switched their votes from the winner to the loser, the loser would have won by 5 votes. How many votes did each candidate actually recieve? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8880)
 Question 154576: I have been struggling on this problem for awhile now and I was wondering if someone would help me? Please and Thank you!! I would deeply appreciate it! In a two-candidate election 1401 votes were cast. If 30 voters had switched their votes from the winner to the loser, the loser would have won by 5 votes. How many votes did each candidate actually recieve? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)
 Question 154576: I have been struggling on this problem for awhile now and I was wondering if someone would help me? Please and Thank you!! I would deeply appreciate it! In a two-candidate election 1401 votes were cast. If 30 voters had switched their votes from the winner to the loser, the loser would have won by 5 votes. How many votes did each candidate actually recieve? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57219)

 Question 154629: I posted this earlier but I cannot seem to get the answer can someone please help out thanks. I have tried to figure this one out can you help? #82. Venture capital. Henry invested \$12,000 in a new restaurant. When the restaurant was sold 2 years later, he received \$27,000. Find his average annual return by solving the equation 12,000(1+r)^2=27,000. Thanks for your help. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57219)

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