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 Question 158896: if magic marketing continues to have aproximatly the same rate of growth for the four years to 1997 what will be the projected sales in 1997 to the nearest (500,000) dollars magic marketing (1989)-\$323,000 (1993)-\$904,400 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 159026: Your parents purchased a house for \$120,000. After 22 years the house had doubled in value. What was the simple interest rate that could generate this return on their investment? Click here to see answer by gonzo(654)

 Question 159043: For some reason I think I was once able to do this problem, but I forgot. Here's how it goes: Two poles 20 feet and 80 feet high are 100 feet apart. What is the height of the point of intersection of the lines which run form the top of each pole to the foot of the other pole? Quick help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Cameron Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 159070: below is the formula that represents the amount of money made from selling drinks at a UH Warrior game where P stands for the number of people and M stands for the amount of money made. M= .5P - 200 How much money would be made if 9,000 people attend the game? Click here to see answer by KnightOwlTutor(293)

 Question 159037: carmen sold play tickets. each adult ticket cost \$4.00 and each students ticket cost \$2.00. The total number of tickets sold was 260, and the total income was \$700.00. How many of each kind of tickets were sold? Click here to see answer by KnightOwlTutor(293)

 Question 159098: A rancher wants to build a fence for a square lot with dimensions of 50 yd by 50 yd. He wants to install a fence post every 5 yd with a post at each corner. How many fence post will he need? i dont know how to do this thx Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 158974: Trisha is on vacation. She sends letters and postcards to her friends at home. she needs 33 cents in postage for each letter and 20 cents for each postcard. she spends \$3.58 in postage. how many letters and postcards did she send? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 159148: I have been working on this problem and I still can't seem to get it. I was wondering if someone could help me? Please and Thank you!! I would deeply appreciate it. Solve each system (hint: let x=1/u and y=1/v. Rewrite the system in terms of x and y and solve. Then use x and y to find u and v.) 6/u+5/v=1 3/u-10/v=3 Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 159237: Using data from 1996-1998, the annual number of cars sold at a certain dealership can be modeled by the formula y=4x+5, Where y is the number of cars, in thousands,sold x years after 1996. According to this formula, in which years will the number of cars sold exceed 45 thousand? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 159238: The formula for converting Celsius temperature, C, to Fahrenheit temperature,F, is F=9/5C+32. If Fahrenheit temperature ranges from -85degrees to 50degress,inclusive, what is the range for the Celsius temperature? Click here to see answer by gonzo(654)

 Question 159368: I am having a tough time with this one. I used the following forumula: h=1/2gs^2+V0^S+h0 h=-1/2(32)(3)^2 +100+0=-44 this doesn't make any sense, here is the problem: a rocket is shot straight up from the ground with an initial velocity of 100 feet per second. How high will it be after 3 seconds? Any help is appreciated. thanks Jan Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 159369: I have tried this problem multiple times. Maybe I am overthiking it. Find the domain and range of the function that describes the height of a ball dropped from a 500-foot building. Domain = set of values between & including 0-? seconds. Range = height of building so it would be 500 feet, right? forumula: h=-1/2 gs^2+v0S+h0 Now I get stuck. Any help is appreciated. Thanks Jan Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 159385: how much would a water bill be per month if n = 5000c - 15300/4 solve for c and n = 1800 gallons of quantity can u help me Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)
 Question 159385: how much would a water bill be per month if n = 5000c - 15300/4 solve for c and n = 1800 gallons of quantity can u help me Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6632)

 Question 159455: I have been struggling with this word problem and I was wondering if someone could help me? Please and Thank you!! I would deeply appreciate it. Problem Solving: Using Systems For a recent job, a plumber earned \$28/h, and the plumber's apprentice earned \$15/h. The plumber worked 3 hours more than the apprentice. If together they were paid \$213, how much did each earn? (Hint: First write an expression for the number of hours each worked on the job.) Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 159476: a number between 300 and 400 divided by 2 the remainder is 1 Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 159600: A salesman earns \$300.00 per week plus a 5% commission on all sales over \$8000.00. One week his sales amounted to \$15,000.00. What were his earnings that week? Click here to see answer by KnightOwlTutor(293)

 Question 159611: A bag of potatoes weighing 5 pounds and 12 ounces costs \$2.07. What is the cost of 1 pound of potatoes? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 159602: A salesman earns \$300.00 per week plus a 5% commission on all sales over \$8000.00. One week his sales amounted to \$15,000.00. What were his earnings that week? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 159670: 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!! Problem Solving: Using Systems An overseas phone call is charged at one rate (a fixed amount) for the first minute and at a different rate for each additional minute. If a 7 min call costs \$10, and a 4 min call costs \$6.40, find each rate. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6958)

 Question 159672: 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!! Problem Solving: Using Systems Marcia flew her ultralight plane to a nearby town against a head wind of 15km/h in 2 h 20 min. The return trip under the same wind conditions took 1 h 24 min. Find the plane's air speed and the distance to the nearby town. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 159665: I have been struggling on this word problem and I was wondering if someone could help me? Please and Thank You!! I would deeply appreciate it!! Problem Solving: Using Systems Find the measures of the angles of an isosceles triangle if the measure of the vertex angle is 40 degrees less than the sum of the measures of the base angles. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 159659: In a large class, 80 students took a test. When the test papers were rated, it was found that 10% of the students had A papers, 23% had B papers, 30% had C papers, 15% had D papers, and the rest failed. How many students failed the test? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 159710: Currently you have \$80.00 and your sister has \$145.00. You decide to save \$6.00 of your allowance each week, while your sister decide to spend her whole allowance plus \$7.00 each week. How long will it be before you have as much money as your sister. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 159728: A certain airplane has two independent alternators to provide electrical power. The probability that a given alternator will fail on 1-hour flight is 0.02. What is the probability that both will fail, neither will fail or one or the other will fail? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 159734: The time required for a citizen to complete the 2000 U.S. Census “long” form is normally distributed with a mean of 40 minutes and a standard deviation of 10 minutes. 9. What proportion of the citizens will require less than one hour? A) 0.4772 B) 0.9772 C) 0.9974 D) 0.9997 10. The slowest 10% of the citizens would need at least how many minutes to complete the form? A) 27.2 B) 35.8 C) 56.4 D) 59.6 Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 159835: How many 4-inches by 8-inch bricks are needed to build a walk 6ft. wide and 24 feet long? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 159791: thier are rabits and chiken in the farrm. then the farmer count all his animals and resulted with a sum100 (counting both heads and feets). how many animals chicken and rabits are thier? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 159934: Help please.I cant solve this word problem, i think i am using the wrong formula. A 500-pound watermelon is 99% water. As it was sitting in the sun on a hot summer day, some water evaporated and the watermelon ended up 98% water. What is the new weight of the watermelon? Please and thank you... Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 159987: The enrollment at a school in 1998 was 55. In 2004, the enrollment was 145. Fine the average rate of change in enrollment from 1998 to 2004. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 159928: Terrell drove to the mountains at an average of 60 miles per hour. His return trip by the same roads averaged 40 miles per hour. His total driving time was 12 hours. How far did he drive one way? 60x = 720 x = 12 60(1/3) = 240 60(2/3) = 480 Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 160051: The second of three numbers is 1 less than the first. The third number is 5 less than the second. If the first number is twice as large as the third, find the three numbers. Click here to see answer by KnightOwlTutor(293)

 Question 160049: 2 less than 3 times a number is the same as 3 more than 2 times the number. find the number. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 160053: I have been struggling to figure out this word problem and I was wondering if someone could help me? Please and Thank you!! I would deeply appreciate it. Problem solving: using systems Last summer Bret earned \$32 a day and Sandra earned \$36 a day. Together they earned a total of \$3560. How much did each earn, if Bret worked 5 days more than Sandra? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 159986: A theatre box office charges a \$5 processing fee for a customer order and \$15 for each ticket in the order. If a customer's order costs \$80, how many tickets are included in the order? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 160559: the length of a rectangular lot is 5 m longer than the width. The amount of fencing required is 54 m . Find the dimensions of the lot. Click here to see answer by KnightOwlTutor(293)

 Question 160661: I have been struggling on how to do this problem and I was wondering if someone could help me? Please and Thank You!! I would deeply appreciate it!! Let f(x)=x^2-1 and g(x)=1-2x. Find the idicated values. g(1/f(3)) Click here to see answer by gonzo(654)

 Question 160663: I have been struggling on how to figure this problem out and I was wondering if someone could help me? Please and Thank You!! I would deeply appreciate it!! Let f(x)=x^2-1 and g(x)=1-2x. Find the indicated values. f(a+1)-f(a) Click here to see answer by gonzo(654)

 Question 160676: I have to figure out how to write an equation to solve a problem. "Tuition is \$1250.00 for the first 12 credit hours, \$100 for each over 12. There is a lump sum registration fee of 150.0 and a lump sum activity fee of \$75.00. books will cost \$50 per credit hr and supplies \$8.00 per cr hr. I can figure it out but I cannot figure out how to write the equation. I was then asked to calculate if the student attended 14 cr hrs what would the cost be. This is how I solved it. (12 X 1250) + (2 X 100) + 225 + (58 x 14)=16,237.00. Can you help me write an equation? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6958)

 Question 160713: A 40-pound weight is placed 6 feet from the fulcrum on a lever, and a 60-pound weight is placed 8 feet from the fulcrum on the other side. Where should a 30-pound weight be placed to give equilibrium? This is a question on a handout and I can't find the formula to work this problem. Any help would be apprecitated. Thanks so much. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 160711: Weights of 75 pounds and 90 pounds sit at the ends of a 15 foot long board. Where should the fulcrum be placed to balance the board? I don't know what formula to use to solve this equation. Any help would be appreciated. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 160727: The length of the first square is 3 times more than the length of the second square. The total area is 149 in2. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 160729: What is the length of a side of a square if the area and perimeter are numerically equal? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 160752: A number is divided by 5. Then 3 is added to the quotient. After subtracting 10, the result is 30. What is the number? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

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