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 Question 164124: How many pounds of candy selling for \$2 a pound should be added to three pounds of candy selling for \$3.75 a pound to create a blend, which will sell for \$2.75 a pound. Is it right????? "C for the unknown candy" 3(3.75) + 2.75 = 2C 11.25 + 2.75 = 2C 14 = 2C ****** 7 = C ****** Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)
 Question 164124: How many pounds of candy selling for \$2 a pound should be added to three pounds of candy selling for \$3.75 a pound to create a blend, which will sell for \$2.75 a pound. Is it right????? "C for the unknown candy" 3(3.75) + 2.75 = 2C 11.25 + 2.75 = 2C 14 = 2C ****** 7 = C ****** Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 164083: A salesperson earns \$1000 a month plus a 7% commission on every item sold. Write s linear model that gives the salesperson's total monthly pay in dollars, y, in terms of value, x, of the items sold. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 164165: A student opens a mathematics book to two facing pages. The product of the page numbers is 812. Find the page numbers. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 164152: What is the length of the base (b) of any triangle with area A and height h (A=1/2bh)? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 164236: aN INVESTMENT OF \$1200 EARNS \$96 EACH YEAR. At the same rate, how much additional money must be invested to earn \$128 each year? Click here to see answer by aka042(26)

 Question 164259: A recent college graduate has job offers for a sales position in two computer firms. Job "A" pays 25,000 per year plus 5% commission. Job "B" pays only 20,000 per year, but the commission rate is 10%. How much yearly business must the salesman do for the second job to be more lucrative? Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)

 Question 164260: An investmentnof \$1200 earns \$96 each year, at the same rate, how much additional money must be invested to earn \$128.00 each year? Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)

 Question 164456: A man built a house costing 9 times as much as the lot on which it was built. If the lot cost \$5,000 less than 1/6 the house. What was the cost of each? Thanks very much for your help! Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 164585: please answer my question: Suppose you have 10 kg of cement, 5 kg of gravel, and 5 kg of sand for making concrete. Your concrete should contain 25% water by mass. How much water should you add? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 164709: A batter in a baseball game drops a bunt down the first-base line. It rolls 42ft at an angle of 36 degrees with the base path. The pitcher's mound is 60.5ft from home plate: How far must the pitcher travel to pick up the ball? Answer to the nearest foot. Note a baseball field is a square. I drew the field and the triangle within the square, but i dont think my picture is correct. i came up with 36.23 ft; that xoesnt seem correct to me. Please help Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)
 Question 164709: A batter in a baseball game drops a bunt down the first-base line. It rolls 42ft at an angle of 36 degrees with the base path. The pitcher's mound is 60.5ft from home plate: How far must the pitcher travel to pick up the ball? Answer to the nearest foot. Note a baseball field is a square. I drew the field and the triangle within the square, but i dont think my picture is correct. i came up with 36.23 ft; that xoesnt seem correct to me. Please help Click here to see answer by gonzo(654)

 Question 164738: The fruit fly population doubles everyday. If on the morning on June 1 you start with 2, then you will have 4 on the morning of June 2, 8 on June 3, etc. If on the morning of June 15 you have 32,000 fruit flies, how many escaped on the morning on June 10th? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 164826: A picture 8 inches long and 6 inches wide is to be enlarged so that its length will be 12 inches. What is the width in inches, of the enlarged picture? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 164828: In the right triangle, the ratio of the measures of the two acute angles is 4:1. What is the measure in degrees, of the larger acute angle? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 164831: A boat travels due East for a distance of 15 miles. It then travels due North for a distance 0f 20 miles, at which point it drops anchor. How many miles is the boat from its starting point? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 164832: Joan and Maria earn money by babysitting. If Joan earns twice as much as Maria, and the two girls earn a total of \$40, how much does Maria earn? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 164830: If 18 feet, 10 inches is cut from wire that is 25 feet, 8 inches long, what is the length of the wire that is left? Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)

 Question 164871: Brandon gets a 40% discount on loose diamonds where he works. The cost of the setting is \$250. If he plans to spend at most \$1450, then what is the price range of the diamonds that he can affors. The question can be found in Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, 3e ISBN number 9780073533490 page 168 number 21 Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 164874: 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 Mathtut(3670)

 Question 164903: A WIRE 10 IN. LONG IS CUT INTO TWO PIECES. THE TOTAL OF THREE TIMES THE LENGTH OF THE SHORTER PIECE AND ONE IS EQUAL TO THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TWICE THE LENGTH OF THE LONGER PIECE AND FOUR. FIND THE LENGHT OF THE LONGER PIECE. Click here to see answer by padmameesala(42)

 Question 164921: given a gold bar that can be cut exactly twice and a contractor that must be paid one seventh of a gold bar everyday for seven days how should the bar be cut? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 165009: A ladder is leaning against a wall. The distance from the bottom of the ladder to the wall is 3 feet less than the length of the ladder. Find the length of the ladder, if the distance of its top to the ground is 4 feet less than the length of the ladder. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6962)

 Question 165041: Two numbers are mirror numbers if one can be obtained from the other by reversing the order of the digits, for example, 275 and 572. Find two mirror numbers whose product is 53,703. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 165044: A man bought two different television sets, but later decided to sell them. He sold them each for \$600, making a 20% profit on one and a 20% loss on the other. What was the percent profit or loss on the entire transaction? Please help!! I am really lost because my teacher told us it was not the obvious answer. Help!!!! Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)
 Question 165044: A man bought two different television sets, but later decided to sell them. He sold them each for \$600, making a 20% profit on one and a 20% loss on the other. What was the percent profit or loss on the entire transaction? Please help!! I am really lost because my teacher told us it was not the obvious answer. Help!!!! Click here to see answer by gonzo(654)

 Question 165043: Two candles are the same length but are made of different waxes. One will burn down in four hours, and the other in five. If they are lighted at the same time, in how many hours will one be three times as long as the other? (Hint: chose a length for the two candles.) Please help me!!! Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 165046: A square in the coordinate plane has a perimeter of 36 and its lower left vertex at (-1,4). Write an equation for the line through each one of the sides of the square if each side is parallel to one of the two coordinate axes. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 165045: How many minutes is it before 12 noon if fifty minutes ago it was four times as many minutes past 9 a.m.? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 165102: Planets A, B, and C orbit a specific star once every 3, 7, and 18 months. If they are all lined up now in the same stright line, what is the smallest number of months that must pass before they line up again? I took 3, 7, and 18 and found out they were all divisible by 72, yet now I don't know how to figure what the smallest number of months will be when A B and C can all line uip again. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 165040: Anthony, Lewis, Molly, Sam, and Polly attend the same school. They each have a favorite subject but it does not begin with the same first letter as their name. Figure out which student likes which subject if: A) The favorite subjects are art, biology, math, social studies, and math. B) Lewis and the person whose favorite subject is social studies have lunch together. C) Polly and Sam both dislike the experiments in science class. D) Molly is a very talented athlete and is on the track and volleyball teams. E) Sam jokingly says," I can't draw a straight line with a ruler." Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 165217: The measures of the angles of a certain triangle are consecutive even integers. Find the measures. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28598)

 Question 165232: the product of -27 and the sum of a number and 25 Click here to see answer by tutorcecilia(2152)
 Question 165232: the product of -27 and the sum of a number and 25 Click here to see answer by themathprof(21)

 Question 165328: Professor Counts his midterms as 2/3 of the grade and his final as 1/3of the grade. If Wendy scored 48 on the midterm, What range of scores on the final exam would put Wendy’s average between 70-79 inclusive? Not from a book or ISBN# Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6962)

 Question 165320: Two trains started fromt he same station at the same time and traveled in opposite directions. After traveling 10 hours, they were 1,400 miles apart. The rate of the fast train exceeded the rate if the slow train by 5 miles per hour. Find the rate of each train. Can you please help me solve this equation? Thank you. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6962)

 Question 165327: Professor Counts his midterms as 2/3 of the grade and his final as 1/3of the grade. If Wendy scored 48 on the midterm, What range of scores on the final exam would put Wendy’s average between 70-79 inclusive? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 165382: The perimeter of a triangle is 57.The first side is twice the length of the second side.The third side is seven more than the second side.What is the length of each side? Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 165526: Case Eastern Junior College awarded 26 varsity letters in crew, 15 in swimming, and 16 in soccer. If awards went to 46 students and only 2 lettered in all sports, how many students lettered in two of the three sports? please help me, I am all confused! Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 165550: Soybean meal is 12% protein; cornmeal is 6% protein. How many pounds of each should be mixed together in order to get 240-lb mixture that is 10% 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 ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 165582: Bernice has scored a total of 78 points in the past 6 basketball games. There are 2 games remaining and she wishes to average at least 16 points per game for the season. Write an inequality that describes this situation using p for the total points she must score in the next 2 games. Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 165632: If two people working together can do a job in 3 hours, how long will it take the slower person to do the same job if one of them is 3 times as fast as the other? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 165641: The office picnic was off to a bad start. The original cost was \$3.00 a person, but a flu epidemic bought eight cancellations. So the cost went up to \$5.00 a person for the same total cost. How many people were originally going to attend the party? Please show understandable work if possible, thank you! Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 165654: The width of a rectangular room is 5 feet longer than the width. Write and algebraic expression for the perimeter of a room with width x feet. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

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