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 Question 206740: Canada has a population of 33 million while Russia has 144 million inhabitants. Indonesia’s population is 50% greater then that of Russia while it is only 72% of the population of the United States. How many million people must be added to the United States so that the population of that country becomes 10 times that of Canada? (A) 3 (B) 27 (C) 30 (D) 33 (E) Not enough information Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 205883: A boat travels 12 miles upstream and then turns around and travels 12 miles downstream. The total time for both trips is 3 hours. If the stream flows at 1 mph, how fast does the boat travel in still water? Round the answer to the nearest tenth. Click here to see answer by mickclns(59)

 Question 206831: three old machines together required 80 min to do a certain job. two new machines were installed one of which worked 3 times as fast as all the old machines put together. the five machines working together, took 15 min to do the same type of job. how long would it take the other new machine working alone to do the work? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 206871: Wheel’s Bicycle shop advertised a bicycle for 15% off for a savings of \$36. The bicycle did not sell, so it was offered at a new 20% discount off the sale price. (a) What did the bicycle sell for regularly? (b) What is the amount of the new discount? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 206861: Roman has a bag containing marbles of four different colours. How many ways can he place four marbles in a row so that no two marbles adjacent to each other are of the same colour? (A) 24 (B) 108 (C) 120 (D) 144 (E) 256 Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(9716)

 Question 206937: the sum of two numbers is 23 and their products is 132. find the two numbers. Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 206860: A farmer has 252 kg of apples. The apples are put into 2 kg and 5 kg bags. If the farmer uses twice the number of 5 kg bags as 2 kg bags, how many bags are used altogether? (A) 21 (B) 42 (C) 56 (D) 63 (E) 70 Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 206854: Three stones are weighed on a scale, two at a time. The scale shows weights of 49 kg, 63 kg, and 80 kg. How much does the heaviest stone weigh? (A) 30 kg (B) 36 kg (C) 40 kg (D) 47 kg (E) Not enough information Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34673)

 Question 206859: Every student in a school studies either mathematics or physics. Two-thirds of the students study mathematics and one-half of the students study physics. If seven students study both subjects, what is the total number of students in the school? (A) 42 (B) 49 (C) 84 (D) 98 (E) None of these Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 206828: a couple attends an out of town wedding. the trip to the wedding takes 3 hrs the wedding and reception takes 2 hrs and as a result of the celebration the trip home takes 4 hrs at a rate of 15 mph less than the going rate. what was the couples tate of travel on the way home. just overwhelmed dont even know how to approach the problem dont even know how to declare and variable, thank you Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 207037: A barn has stalls for 1000 animals. Forty percent of the stalls are for ponies and the rest for horses. On Tuesday, there were 200 ponies and a bunch of horses at the barn. The barn was 75 percent full. How many horses were in the stalls? (A) 400 (B) 450 (C) 500 (D) 550 (E) 600 Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 207036: Marvin's Taxi Service charges \$2.00 for the first kilometer and \$1.25 for each additional km. If the cab fare was \$19.50, how far did the taxi go? (A) 12 km (B) 13 km (C) 14 km (D) 15 km (E) 16 km Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 207035: Last summer Sam worked for a cycle dealer. The dealer agreed to pay him \$210 and a new bike for seven weeks of work. But Sam didn't enjoy the job and quit after four weeks. The dealer gave him \$21 and the bike. How much was the bike worth? (A) \$216 (B) \$225 (C) \$231 (D) \$253 (E) None of these Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 207040: When you write down all two digits integers, how many odd digits are written? For instance,when you write 37, two odd digits are written. (A) 50 (B) 85 (C) 90 (D) 95 (E) Not enough information Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 207114: A retailer of boom boxes knows that a price of "p" dollars each, he can sell 900-3p boom boxes per month. Find: A.) A polynomial that representat the monthly revenue for the boom boxes. B.) How many boom boxes will he sell if the price is \$200 each? C.) How many boom boxes will he sell if the price is \$300 each? Click here to see answer by Theo(3552)

 Question 207152: The width of a rectangular playground is 2x-5 feet and the length is 3x+9 feet. Write a polynomial that represents the perimeter and then evaluate this perimeter polynomial if x = 4 feet. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 207150: If the diameter of a circle is 1.3 x (10^-12)meters, then what is its radius? Click here to see answer by Theo(3552)

 Question 207153: A red ball and a green ball are tossed into the air. The red ball is given an initial velocity of 96 feet per second and its height "t" seconds after it is tossed is -16t^2 + 96t feet. The green ball is given an initial velocity of 80 feet per second and its height "t" seconds after being tossed is -16t^2 +80t feet. Find a polynomial D(t) that represents the difference in the heights of the two balls. How much higher is the red ball 2 seconds after the balls are tossed? When does the difference in the heights stop increasing? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 207188: Joe and Anna collect football cards. The GCF of the numbers of cards in their collections is 15. Altogether Joe and Anna have 75 Cards. If Joe has more cards than Anna how many cards do they each have Click here to see answer by mickclns(59)

 Question 207199: A farmer counts this flock of chickens. He has five red chickens,17 white chickens, three black chickens, and one spotted chicken in his flock. What is the percentage of white chickens in the flock? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 207105: The distance from the sun to earth is 93 million miles. If the speed of light is 9.83569 x 10^8 feet per second, how long does it take light to travel from the sun to the earth? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34673)

 Question 207205: I need some help please. This type of problem - I just don't get it. 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 and folding up the sides. If the area of the base is to be 80 square inches, then what size square should be cut from each corner? Click here to see answer by RAY100(1637)
 Question 207205: I need some help please. This type of problem - I just don't get it. 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 and folding up the sides. If the area of the base is to be 80 square inches, then what size square should be cut from each corner? Click here to see answer by Theo(3552)

 Question 207239: the drama club is printing a storybook to raise money. the printshop charges \$3 for each book, and \$75 to create the film. How many books can they print if their budget is \$630 Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7090)

 Question 207348: The amount of an investment of “P” dollars for “t” years at simple interest rate “r” is given by A=P+Prt a.) Rewrite this formula by factoring out the greatest common factor on the right-hand side b.) Find A if \$8300 is invested for 3 years at a simple interest rate of 15%. Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 443: In a college, some courses contribute more towards an overall GPA than other courses. For example, a science class is worth 4 points; History is worth 2 points; Math is worth 3 points; and English is worth 3 points. The values of the grade letters are as follows, A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0. What is the GPA of a student who made a "c" in Trigonometry, a "B" in American History, an "A" in Botany, and a "B" in Microbiology? Click here to see answer by jjnniicc(1)

 Question 207396: The width of a rectangular gate is 2 meters (m) than its height. The diagonal brace measures (sqrt) 6 m. Find the width and the height. So, I know the height is x, the width is x+2, and the diagonal is sqrt of 6 meters. I just don't know how to set it up to solve. I appreciate the help!! Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 207398: The members of a flying club plan to share equally the cost of a \$200,000 airplane. The members want to find 5 more people to join the club so that the cost per person will decrease by \$2000. How many members are currently in the club? I don't know if I did it right. I did not use any formula. I took 2000/5 = 400, then I took 200,000/400 = 500. So, I got 500 current club members. Will you please check this? Thank you!! Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)
 Question 207398: The members of a flying club plan to share equally the cost of a \$200,000 airplane. The members want to find 5 more people to join the club so that the cost per person will decrease by \$2000. How many members are currently in the club? I don't know if I did it right. I did not use any formula. I took 2000/5 = 400, then I took 200,000/400 = 500. So, I got 500 current club members. Will you please check this? Thank you!! Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1817)

 Question 207345: A rectangular painting with a width of "x" centimeters has an area of x^2 + 50x square centimeters. Find a binomial that represents the length. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 207495: The Sun is aproximately 93 million miles from Earth. The Moon is approximately 250,000 miles from Earth. Complete the following statement using a fraction that has been reduced to lowest terms: The Moon is approximately ____________ the distance of the sun from Earth. What I've tried so far: 93,000,000 - 250,000 = 92,750,000 (difference) And.....I don't know where to go from here. Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 207523: I have 6 coins in my pocket totaling \$1.15. I cannot make change for a dollar, half dollar, quarter, dime, or nickel. What coins do I have in my pocket? I come close but only get to \$1.00. I am using guess and check and diagrams but still cannot come up with 6 coins that total 1.15. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 207607: A toy manufacturer produces model cars which are similar in every way to the actual cars. If the ratio of the door area of the model to the door area of the car is 1:2500, find the ratio of the capacites of their petrol tanks Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 207623: I need help making up a word problem using albebraic equations showing all the nessary steps please. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34673)

 Question 207642: Can you please solve question (b) for me? Here's the problem: Below the cloud base, the temperature T (in F) at heigh h (in feet) can be approximated by the equation T=To - (5.5/1000)h, where To is the temperature at ground level. (a) Determine the air temperature at a height of 1 mile if the ground temperature is 70 degrees F. (b) At what altitude is the temperature freezing. I'm not sure what number to plug in for "T", but the answer is 6909 feet. Thank you for any help! :) Click here to see answer by Theo(3552)

 Question 207664: the cost of two baseball bats is \$360. if the aluminum one costs \$40 more than the wood one, find the cost of the aluminum bats. the answer i put was \$160 Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 207670: a 152-foot piece of rope is to be cut into four piece. each successive piece is to be 2 feet longer than the pervious one. find the length of the shortest piece? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)
 Question 207670: a 152-foot piece of rope is to be cut into four piece. each successive piece is to be 2 feet longer than the pervious one. find the length of the shortest piece? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 207641: Can you please solve question (b) for me? Here's the problem: Below the cloud base, the temperature T (in F) at heigh h (in feet) can be approximated by the equation T=To - (5.5/1000)h, where To is the temperature at ground level. (a) Determine the air temperature at a height of 1 mile if the ground temperature is 70 degrees F. (b) At what altitude is the temperature freezing. I'm not sure what number to plug in for "T", but the answer is 6909 feet. Thank you for any help! :) Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 207758: Michelle reads 1,000 words in 7 minutes, and Samantha reads 650 words in 2 minutes. a) Show how fast each person reads per minute. b) Who is the faster reader? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 207757: A stack of 1/2 plywood is 35 in. high. How many sheets of plywood are in the stack? Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 207756: Turner agrees to buy a boat for \$2,800 down and \$129 a month for 48 months. What is the total cost of the boat? Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 207754: Carlos works 8.25 hours and receives \$102.30 pay. What will he receive at the same rate if he works if he works 14 hours? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 207782: A state sales tax rate is 4.8%. If the tax on a purchase was \$23.76, what was the price of the purchase? Click here to see answer by Theo(3552)

 Question 207823: A shopping center is rectangular, with dimensions of 660 yards by 110 yards. What is its size in acres? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)