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 Question 8287: I appreciate all the help your tutors provide. I have difficulty changing words/sentences into algebraic equations. I have no problem solving the problems but I can't get far enough with word problems. Can anyone help me with the problem below. My instructor is obsessed with word problems: Because the moon’s gravity is much less than the earth’s, an individual standing on the earth would weight 6 times what she would weigh on the moon. Kate weighs twice as much as Stephanie when they stand on the moon. If the total of their weights on the moon is 36 pounds, what does Stephanie weigh on the earth? I have tried and tried to put this to paper but I'm struggling. Please help. Robin Click here to see answer by bonster(299)

 Question 8600: What are three consecutive odd integers such that the first plus three times the second, minus twice the third is 44? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)
 Question 8600: What are three consecutive odd integers such that the first plus three times the second, minus twice the third is 44? Click here to see answer by mr_burn(1)

 Question 8616: A board 18 ft long is cut into two pieces. Two feet less than the product of five and the length of the smaller piece is equal to the difference between three times the length of the longer piece and eight. Find the length of each piece. Here's what I've done and I know I don't have it setup right. 5x-2+x+18 6x=20 x=3 1/3 x+3x+8=18 4x=26 x=6 1/2 Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 8628: What is the solution for this word problem: A rectangular garden is 10 feet by 16 feet. When each dimension is increased by the same amount, the area is increased by 40 square feet. If x represents the number of feet by which each dimension is increased which equation could be used to find the correct value of x? Click here to see answer by glabow(165)

 Question 8621: Jill walked at a constant rate for 2 hours and then ran twice that rate for 1/2 an hour. She traveled 18 km in all. What was her walking rate? Click here to see answer by glabow(165)

 Question 8876: A woman is asked her weight. She, appropriately, replies (you should never ask a woman her weight – unless you are really asking for a slap in the face or a divorce) that she weighs 60 lbs plus half her weight. What is her actual weight (in lbs)? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)
 Question 8876: A woman is asked her weight. She, appropriately, replies (you should never ask a woman her weight – unless you are really asking for a slap in the face or a divorce) that she weighs 60 lbs plus half her weight. What is her actual weight (in lbs)? Click here to see answer by prince_abubu(198)

 Question 8890: In 1993,10,631,000 vehicles were registered in New Mexico, Maryland, and Georgia. New Mexico had 3,000 less than 2/5ths of the number in Maryland. Georgia has 52,000 less than 4 times the number in New Mexico. how many registered motor vehicles were there in each of these three states?? so far I have the formulas: NM=(MD)(2/5) - 3,000 GA= (NM)(4) - 52,000 MD= 10,613,000 - (NM + GA) Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 8893: the gcf of two numbers is 850 neither number is divisible by the other.what is the smallest that theese numbers could be Click here to see answer by khwang(438)

 Question 8848: a fish was caught whos tail weighs 9 pounds. His head weighed as much as his tail and half his body,and his body weighs as much as his head and his tail. how much does the fish weigh Click here to see answer by Abbey(339)

 Question 8970: the lenght of a picture frame is 3 in. greater than the width. the perimeter is less than 52 in.Describe the dimensions of the frame. please help me out and thank you.... Click here to see answer by not_da_brightest_bulb(1)
 Question 8970: the lenght of a picture frame is 3 in. greater than the width. the perimeter is less than 52 in.Describe the dimensions of the frame. please help me out and thank you.... Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 9303: Can someone please help me on this problem, I don't really understand how to get it?? I need help really fast!!! Thank you so much! Problem: Kirsten built a rectangular corral with a fence on 3 sides. A side of the barn served as a short side of the corral. Shee used 130 m of fencing. The length of the corral was 20 m longer than the width. Find the deminisons of the corral. Choices for the width: 25, 30, 35. Please!!! Help!! Thank you!! Click here to see answer by ehku(5)

 Question 9380: a new truck can be paid for by 48 monthly payments of x dollars each plus a down payment of 2.5 times the amount of the monthly payment. This implies that the total amount paid for the truck is 2.5x + 48x. a. Use the distributive property to rewrite the expression. b. What is the total amount paid for a truck that has a monthly payment of \$435? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 9395: How many tiles, which measures 1x1 would I need to fill a 10x14 room? Click here to see answer by ehku(5)
 Question 9395: How many tiles, which measures 1x1 would I need to fill a 10x14 room? Click here to see answer by DWL(56)

 Question 9456: To remain on financial aid, Millie needs to complete an average of at least 7 credits per quarter each year. In the first three quarters of 2001, Millie completed 5,7, and 8 credits. How many credits of course work must Millie complete in the fourth quarter if she is to remain on financial aid? Click here to see answer by DWL(56)

 Question 9498: Hello, I need help on my Algebra 2 homework. I tried different ways to reach an answer, but the answers I got doesn't make sense. The problem is: The width of a rectangle is 12 units less than its length. If you add 30 units to both the length and width, you double the perimeter. Find the length and width of the original rectangle. Please reply as soon as possible. I greatly appreciate your help and time. Julia Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 9597: Flags Inc finds that the cost to make x flags is: C=19x + 10135, while the revenue produced from them is R=37x. What is the smallest number of flags, x, that must be sold in order to make a profit? Click here to see answer by askmemath(368)

 Question 9616: If a 17-ft. ladder is leaning against a building. The base of the ladder is 7 feet from the base of the building. How high up the side of the building is the top of the ladder? Click here to see answer by DWL(56)

 Question 9731: I would be so grateful if you could help me with the following math problem: You have two candles, one is blue and is 8 inches tall, the other is yellow and is 12 inches tall. The blue candle burns 1/4 inch every hour and the yellow candle burns 1/2 inch every hour. If they start burning at the same time, when will they be the same height? Note: I know that the blue candle takes a total of 32 hours to burn out, and the yellow takes 24 hours. At first I attempted a (ratextime=distance) problem, but was unsuccessful ... please help. Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 9809: 3. Candy and Tim share a paper route. It takes Candy 70 minutes to deliver all the papers, whereas Tim takes 80 minutes. How long does it take them when they work together? Click here to see answer by Needhelp911(2)
 Question 9809: 3. Candy and Tim share a paper route. It takes Candy 70 minutes to deliver all the papers, whereas Tim takes 80 minutes. How long does it take them when they work together? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 9810: An angle and its complement always have the sum of 90 degrees. The sum of the measures of an angle and five times its complement is 298 degrees. What is the measure of the angle. I came up with: (c = complement, a = angle) (a + c = 90) (a + 5c = 298) a = ? So combine like terms to make 2a + 6c = 368 And then I get lost, I also feeling that's wrong. Your help is greatly appreciated. An answer as soon as possible would be fanatastic. Thanks again, Anna Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 9800: 1. A health clinic uses a solution of bleach to sterilize petri dishes in which cultures are grown. The sterilization tank contains 100 gallons of a solution of 2% ordinary household bleach mixed with pure distilled water. New research indicates that the concentration of bleach should be 5% for complete sterilization. How much of the solution should be drained and replaced with bleach to increase the bleach content to the recommended level? 2. A bottle contains 750 milliliters of fruit punch with a concentration of 50% pure fruit juice. Jill drinks 100 milliliters of the punch and then refills the bottle with an equal amount of a cheaper brand of punch. If the concentration of juice in the bottle is now reduced to 48%, what was the concentration in the punch that Jill added? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 9848: Hello I'm having a problem with this math equation: One number is 2 times another. If you subtract 10 from each number, the sum is 40. What are the numbers? Click here to see answer by CharStar(110)

 Question 9819: The information on the milk carton in Figure 11 states that it contains 20% fewer calories than whole milk. if one serving of this milk contains 120 calories, how many calories are in an equivalent serving of whole milk? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 9783: One number is 2 Times another. If you subtract 10 from each number, the sum is 40, what are the numbers? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 9902: If 20 percent of nitrogen combined with the other elements. If 740 kg of nitrogen did not combine, how much did combine? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 8985: Hi, could you please help me on a problem that I have. I do not need to solve this problem, I just need to put it into an equation. This is the problem: The height of a tower is three times the height of a certain building. If the tower is 50 m taller than the building, how tall is the tower? I tried to work out the problem: I used b for my variable. Then I used 3b for the tower height, and b for the building height (I'm in the beginning of Algebra 1, so we are suppose to use only 1 variable). Then I put together this equation: 3b - b = 50 m. Could you please tell me if this is right, and also add how you get it? Thank you so much!! Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 9887: Numbers 50-100. What number is a square number and when it's two numbers are added together is equal to 10? Click here to see answer by askmemath(368)

 Question 10117: I do not need an answer but how to put into an equation. Here is the problem: The saddle height on a bicycle should be 109% of the rider's inside leg measurement L. What is the equation expressing the fact that the saddle height for Brenda is 36 in. Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 10200: Question: Jon Kuhn of North Carolina created a cubic sculpture called Crystal Victory. Each edge of the solid glass cube is 9.5 inches in length. How much liquid glass did he need to make it?? I don't understand the formula... Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 10300: Mary bought some donuts. She gave 1/2 her donuts and 1/2 a donut to her mom. Then she gave away 1/2 her remaining donuts and 1/2 a donut to her aunt. Then she gave 1/2 of her remaining donuts and 1/2 a donut to her sister, Kathy. This left her with 1/4 of a dozen donuts. How many doughnuts had she bought? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)
 Question 10300: Mary bought some donuts. She gave 1/2 her donuts and 1/2 a donut to her mom. Then she gave away 1/2 her remaining donuts and 1/2 a donut to her aunt. Then she gave 1/2 of her remaining donuts and 1/2 a donut to her sister, Kathy. This left her with 1/4 of a dozen donuts. How many doughnuts had she bought? Click here to see answer by mathmaven53(29)

 Question 10301: Thanks you so much for the help I'm a Mother trying to help my daughter with math and a lot I do not understand. There are six digits in a sequence- two 4's, two 5's and two 6's. There is one digit between the two 4's ; there are two digits between the two 5's and there are three digits between the two 6's. Write this sequence of numbers. If you would show me how to this. That way may I can help her. Click here to see answer by bonster(299)

 Question 10306: While at the park, I saw boys and dogs. Counting heads, I got 32. Counting legs, I got 104. How many boys and dogs were there? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 10277: Find an equation of the line that passes through (–3, 1) and is perpendicular to y = (1/2)x + 4. Write answer in slope–intercept form. Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 10369: the height in feet for a ball thrown upward at 48 feet persecond is given by s(t)=-16t2+48t, where t is the time in seconds after the ball is tossed. what is the maximum height that the ball will reach? Please help me with this problem... Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 10492: #1. 7 more than a number #2. 3 less than a number #3. 6 times a number #4. 1/4 of a number Click here to see answer by krazime(1)

 Question 10584: Jim's weekly pay is two thirds of Alicias's. Together they earn 600 dollars per week. What is each person's weekly pay? Click here to see answer by jainenderkapoor(61)

 Question 10607: If pump A can empty the pool in 20 mins, and pump B can empty it in 30 mins, how long does it take if both pumps are used? Click here to see answer by mathmaven53(29)
 Question 10607: If pump A can empty the pool in 20 mins, and pump B can empty it in 30 mins, how long does it take if both pumps are used? Click here to see answer by askmemath(368)

 Question 10631: The gym is 21 years older than the auditorium. The gym is also 3 times as old as the auditorium. How old is each building? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

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