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 Question 162139: A company has bought 3.4 acres of land out of the 4 acres of land that it plans to buy. What percent of the land has the company already bought? First, solve the problem with either a picture, a percent diagram, or both, explaining your reasoning. Then, solve the problem by setting up and solving an equation. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 162138: If 36,000 people make up 15% of a population, then what is the total population? First, solve the problem with the aid of either a picture, a percent diagram, or both, explaining your reasoning. Then, solve the problem by setting up and solving an equation. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 162187: joan ran from her home to the lake at 8 miles per hour. She ran back at 6 mile per hour. her total running time was 32 min. how much time did it take joan to run from her home to the lake? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 162164: A motorboat heads upstream on a river that has a current of 3 miles per hour. the trip upstream takes 5 hours, and the return trip takes 2.5 hours. what is the speed of the motorboat? (assume that the motorboat maintains a constant speed relative to the water) Click here to see answer by KnightOwlTutor(293)

 Question 162267: the sum of the reciprocals of 2 numbers is 3/2 and the difference of their reciprocals is 1/6, what iare the two numbers? Let x = number1 Let 1/x= reciprocal of number1 Let y= number2 Let 1/y= reciprocal of number2 1/x + 1/y = 3/2 1/x - 1/y = 1/6 by elimination method (combination method) 2/x + 0 = 3/2 + 1/6 2/x= 9/6 + 1/6 2/x = 10/6 12=10x 12/10=x 6/5=x and 1/x= 5/6 Remember 1/x + 1/y = 3/2 5/6 + 1/y = 3/2 1/y= 3/2 - 5/6 1/y = 9/6 - 5/6 1/y= 4/6 Then y= 6/4 Click here to see answer by eperette(173)

 Question 162297: Can you please help me with this problem? Thank you Twice a number decreased by 8 is equal to the number increased by 10. Find the number. Thank you!! Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 162163: Hans paid \$1.50 each for programs to the game. He sold all but 20 of them for \$3 each and made a profit of \$15. How many programs did he buy? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 162301: Marcie can walk 8 miles in the same time as Frank walks 6 miles. If Marcie walks 1 mile per hour faster than Frank, then how fast does each person walk? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 162326: Area of a parallelogram. Find a trinomial A(x) that represents the area of a parallelogram whose base is 3x+2 meters and whose height is 2x+3 meters. Find A(3) Click here to see answer by gonzo(654)

 Question 162263: FIND THE AREA OF THE RECTANGLE WHICH LENGTH IS 2 FEET MORE THAN TWICE ITS WIDTH Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 162334: 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? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)
 Question 162334: 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? Click here to see answer by gonzo(654)

 Question 162347: Grandpa Schimdt is 75 yrs old. This is 9 yrs less than seven times the age of junior Schimdt. How old is JR? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6958)

 Question 162433: I HAVE A TWO DIGIT NUMBER. THE SUM OF 4 TIMES THE TENS DIGIT AND THE UNITS DIGIT IS 26. THE SUM OF THE TENS DIGIT AND 4 TIMES THE UNITS DIGIT IS 14. WHAT IS THE SUM OF THE DIGITS OF MY NUMBER? Click here to see answer by Anthea Lawn(22)

 Question 162550: It took Betsy 10 min more to walk home from school than it took him to walk to school from home. If his total walking time from home to school and back again was 54 min, how long did it take him to walk to school? -please show in an algebraic equation. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 162706: If the midpoint of a line segment is (3,4) amd one endpoint is (0,-6) what is the other end point? This question is not from a math book but from the 2007 Cedar Ridge Middle School Math Tournament 7th grade exam. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 162752: The angle of a triangle is 15 degrees more than the first. The third angle is 23 degrees less than the first. Find the exact measure of all three triangles. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6958)

 Question 162783: Avoiding a collision. A car is traveling on a road that is perpendicular to a railrod 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? It would really help if you draw out the problem to visualize what is happening...when you do you realize that you create a right triangle where one leg is 30 meters and the hypotenous is 50 meters and they are asking for the other leg...a Pythagorean Theorem problem a^2 + b^2 = c^2 (30)^2 + b^2 = (50)^2 900+ b^2 = 2500 900-900 +b^2 = 2500-900 0 + b^2 = 1600 sqr (b^2) = sqr (1600) b = 40 or b=-40 but since in this case we are talking about distance which is always a positive number, then our answer is 40 meters Click here to see answer by eperette(173)

 Question 162794: A car rental company has two rental rates. Rate 1 is \$72 per day plus \$0.16 per mile. Rate 2 is \$144 per day plus \$0.08 per mile. If you plan to rent for one week, how many miles would you need to drive to pay less by taking rate 2? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 162784: 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 threes fields is 38 square kilometers, then what is the area of each field? Click here to see answer by gonzo(654)

 Question 162802: Can anyone help me please, thanks a lot Suppose Charlie O’Brian of the braves hits a baseball straight upward at 150 ft/sec from a height of 5 ft. Use the formula to determine how long it takes the ball to return to the earth. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 163022: tickets for a show are \$6.00 for adults and \$3.00 for children. 505 tickets sold for a total of \$1,997. how many of each ticket sold? Click here to see answer by orca(409)

 Question 163099: Soybean meal is 18% protien, cornmeal is 9% protien. How many pounds of each should be mixed together in order to get 360 lb mixture that is 13% protien? How many pounds of cornmeal should be in the mixture? How many pounds of soybean meal should be in the mixture? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 163140: Together Thelma and Salma have 17 pens. If Hina has 3 more pens than Salma, how many pens does Salma have? Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)

 Question 163159: Soybean meal is 14% protein; cornmeal is 7% protein. How many pounds of each should be mixed together in order to get 280-lb mixture that is 13% protein? How many pounds of cornmeal should be in the mixture? How many pounds of soybean meal should be in the mixture? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 24162: If Leah is 6 years older than her sister, Sue, & John is 5 years older than Leah, & the total of their ages is 41. Then how old is Sue? Click here to see answer by duranlj(1)

 Question 163335: Last season, Jake and Jerome scored a total of 16 touchdowns. Jerome scored one more tha twice the number of Jake's touchdowns. How many did each score? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 163426: There are five kloops in a flan, seven flans in a blit, and three blits in a zorch. What is the number of koops in a zorch divided by the number of flans in a zorch? If possible, please show work. Thanks! Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 163468: Suppose a population of initial size 100 grows at the rate of 8% per year forever. What is the size of the population at the end of year 1? What is the size of the population at the end of year 2? What is the size of the population at the end of year 3? What is the size of the population at the end of year n (for any integer n)? What algebraic equation would you need to solve to find the number of years x that it would take for our population to reach 200? Use a calculator to solve to x. Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 163538: While Mrs. Teacher was in China she decided to buy gifts for her wonderful students. Bracelets cost 12 Chinese dollars and necklaces cost 10 chinese dollars. Mrs. Teacher bought a total of 55 bracelets and necklaces and spent a total of 620 Chinese dollars. How many bracelts and necklaces did the teacher buy. Show all work and explain your answer. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 163591: There are five kloops in a flan, seven flans in a blit, and three blits in a zorch. What is the number of koops in a zorch divided by the number of flans in a zorch? If possible, please show work. Thanks!: There are five kloops in a flan, seven flans in a blit, and three blits in a zorch. What is the number of koops in a zorch divided by the number of flans in a zorch? If possible, please show work. Thanks! Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 163537: When the band members march in rows of two, there is one person left over. When they march in rows of three, there are two people left over. When they march in rows of tour, there are three people left over. When they march in rows of five, there are four people lett over. What is the minimun number of people in the band? I believe the minimun would be 5 members: starting with rows of 2, the minimum you could have in each row would be 2, and with one left over, would make 5 people. Am I correct? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 163803: one pipe fills a tank in 50 minutes another pipe in 75 how long does it take for both pipes together to fill a tanks? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 163802: Three workers set out to plaster a ceiling. One can do the job alone in 2 hours, one in three hours and the last in 4 hours how long does it take them together to plaster the ceiling? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 163710: The sum of 3 consecutive integers is twice the smallest integer. What are the 3 integers? Click here to see answer by orca(409)

 Question 163801: judd and judy can clean their apratment together in 3 hours. they each work at the same speed. How long would it take judy to clean it by herself? Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 163856: Please help me set up to solve this problem: A father left 1/2 of his estate to his son, 1/3 of his estate to his granddaughter, and the remaining \$6000 to charity. What was his total estate? Thank you in advance! Randi Click here to see answer by kennedysj(5)
 Question 163856: Please help me set up to solve this problem: A father left 1/2 of his estate to his son, 1/3 of his estate to his granddaughter, and the remaining \$6000 to charity. What was his total estate? Thank you in advance! Randi Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 163874: I have been struggling on this problem and I was wondering if someone could help me? Please and Thank You!! I would deeply appreciate it!! Using Laws of Exponents solve for n. 4^n+3*16^n=8^3n Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 163849: Thomas is going to make an open-top box by cutting equal squares from the four corners of an 11 inch by 14 inch sheet of cardboard. if the area of the base is to be 80 square inches, then what size should be cut from each corner? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 164013: an oil barrel contains 249.1 gallons of oil. Whenever the amount of oil drops below 60 gallons, an alarm sounds. If 205.5 gallons are pumped into a delivery truck, how many gallons must be pumped back into the barrel in order to shut off the alarm? Please show all work thanks Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 164029: Spike averaged 45 mph driving from Rochester to Syracuse and 49 mph driving from Syracuse to Albany. If he drove a total of 237 miles in 5 hours, then how far is it from Syracuse to Albany? Click here to see answer by alicealc(281)

 Question 164076: Solve each system using the indicated method. State wheather the system is consistent or inconsistent and dependent or independent. Must use the addition method. A. x+2y=7 x-y=1 B. 3x-5y=5 -x+y=-1 C. 7x-4y=27 5x+6y=6 D. 2x+3y=8 3x+3y=12 If someone can help me solve one of these, then i can build off of it to hopefully complete the other ones. Thanks and please help Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)

 Question 164079: A sales person earns \$1000 a month plus a 7% commission in every item sold. Write a linear model that gives the salesperson's pay in dollars, y, in terms of value, x, of the items sold. Please help me, I am really stuck and need help! Click here to see answer by elima(1433)

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