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 Question 233310: Can you assist me in solving this word problem? A 4-ft by 7-ft picnic table is placed on an outdoor patio measuring x-ft by (x + 3)ft. find a polynomial for the remaining open space on the patio (in square inches). Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31518)

 Question 233334: working together, jamie and Juan can complete a job in 6 hours. It would take Jamie 9 hours longer than Juan to do the job alone. How long would it take Juan alone? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 233343: The amount of gold jewelry and other products is measured in karats (K), where 24K represents pure gold. The mark 14K on a chain indicates that the ratio between the mass of the gold in the chain and the mass of the chain is 14:24. If a gold ring is marked 18K and it weighs 0.4 oz, what is the value of the gold in the ring if pure gold is valued at \$300 per oz? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 233390: t the opening night of the phantom of the opera, two different types of souvenirs were sold. posters sold for \$20 each and t-shirts sold for \$25 each. onw thousand souvenirs were sold in all for a total cost of \$22,000. how many posters and t-shirts were sold? Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 233397: At 2:15 o'clock the hour and the minute hands of a clock form an angle of ...degrees Click here to see answer by MissionPossible(18)

 Question 233432: How many cubic inches are in two-thirds of one cubic foot? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31518)

 Question 233503: regular milk has 4% butterfat. how many litres of regular milk must be mixed with 40L of milk with 1% butterfat to have milk with 2% butterfat? Does someone know how to turn this into an equation? I would really appreciate it. thank you Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 233457: Your friend works as a waitress at a local restaurant. Her income consists of an hourly wage plus tips. On Wednesday, your friend earned \$25 in tips over a 5 hour period. On Friday, your friend earned \$30.76 in tips over a 3 hour period. How much is your friend's hourly wage if your friend earned the same amount of money on Wednesday as on Friday? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 233613: A ferry trip departs from the ferry dock every 15 minutes. Yesterday the first ferry trip left at 8 a.m. and the last ferry trip left at 5 p.m. How many ferry trips left from the ferry dock yesterday? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 233671: An internet service offers internet access for \$29.95 per month with a \$15.75 initial charge for the hookup. If Glenda spent a total of \$187.45 on her Internet access, how many months did she pay for? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 233617: A survey of 100 high school students revealed the following data: 28 eat chicken, 30 eat beef, 20 eat pork. These numbers include 12 students who eat chicken and beef, 7 who eat chicken and pork, 5 who eat beef and pork, and 3 who eat all three. How many non-meat eaters are in the sample? (e) 39 (b) 40 (c) 41 (d) 42 (a) 43 Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 233820: The foundation of a rectangular building has a length four times the width and it has a perimeter of 360 feet. find the dimensions of the building. I got for an answer w=90 and the length is 360 but I am not sure if it is right. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 233810: The area of a triangle is 30 square inches. The base of the triangle measures 2 in more than twice the height of the triangle. Find the measures of the base and the height. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 233809: a lot is in the shape of a right triangle. The hypotenuse is 3m longer than the longer leg. The longer leg is 6m longer than twice the length of the shorter leg. Find the perimeter. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 233868: The length of a rectangle is 12 times longer than the width. The perimeter is 84. What is the width? 84=2(12w)+2w...84=24w+2w Am I doing right? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 233979: I'd appreciate any help with this, I'm completely stuck! An object's altitude, in meters, is given by the polynomial h + vt - 9.8t2, where h is the height in meters from which the launch occurs, v is the initial upward speed in meters per second, and t is the number of seconds for which the rocket is airborne. A pebble is shot upward from the top of a building 150 meters tall. If the initial speed is 35 meters per second, how high above the ground will the pebble be after 3 seconds? Round results to the nearest tenth of a meter. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 234116: one number is four more than twice a second number. their difference is eleven. find the two numbers Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 233981: A rancher in Calgary decides to build a silo inside his corral. The rectangular corral measures 22 m by 11 m and the silo's base is circular with a diameter of x meters. Find a polynomial for the remaining area of the corral (in square meters) after the silo is built. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 234115: a chemist has available a 10% alchol solution and a 50% alchol solution. find how many liters of each solution she must mix to make 100 liters of a 38% alchol solution. The answer I got is y=66 and x=16 but im not sure if it is right Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31518)

 Question 234262: Please help me solve this word problem: Eight times a number plus 3 times the number is the same as 20 more than 9 times the number. Find the number. ----- Thank you =) Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 234266: Please help me solve this word problem: If 5 times the first number plus three times the second number equals 47, and 10 times the first number minus 4 times the second number equals 54, what are the numbers? ----- Thank you =) Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)

 Question 234289: Please help me solve this word problem: Find three consecutive odd integers such that three times the second minus the third is 17 more than the first. ----Thank you =) Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 234229: One third of the Earth's land surface is desert. There are 50 million square kilometers of desert. Find the total number of square kilometers of land surface. Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 234275: Please help me solve this word problem: Stu has twice as much money invested in stocks as in bonds. Stocks earn 8% interest per year and bonds 2% per year. If Stu earned a total of \$400 dollars from his stocks and bonds last year, how much money did he have invested in stocks? ----- Thank you =) Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 234270: Please help me solve this word problem: The sum of a number and the difference between 16 and a number plus 5 is 21. ----- Thank you =) Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 234357: Please help me solve this word problem: Cellular phone companies often package their products to make them more attractive to potential users. If you average 356 minutes per month in talk time, which package is the better deal? Package A includes a free phone and 300 minutes. It will cost 0.12 per minute for each minute over the plan time. Package A has a base rate of 39.95. Package B has a phone that cost \$10 and has 350 minutes of time and 0.08 per minute for each minute over the plan time. Package B has a base rat of \$35.95 not including the phone. ----Thank you =) Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 234484: A boy on a bicycle coasts down a hill. covering 4 feet the first second and in each succeeding second 5 feet more than in the preceding second . if he reaches the bottom of the hill in 11 seconds, find the total distance (in feet) traveled. a) 265 b) 283 c) 319 d) 337 e) 378 Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)

 Question 234311: Please help me solve this word problem: Glenna wants to rent a car for a trip to Key West for one week. She calls two car rental companies to get prices. Mr. Kotter's Rentals rents a Cadillac Escalade for \$99 foe one week plus \$0.11 per mile over 100 miles. Barbino's Rentals has the same vehicle for \$75 per week and \$0.15 per mile over 150 miles. If it is 432 miles to Key West, which company has the better deal? How many miles would Glenna drive before she would be spending the same amount at either company? ----Thank you =) Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 234601: Amy and Kim earned a total of \$308 by working a total of 30 hours. If amy earns \$8 an hour and kim earns \$12 an hour. How many hours did each work? If someone could help turn this into an equation I would appreciate it. thank you Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 234705: a triangular traffic Island has a base half as long as its height. Find the base and the heightif the Island has an area of 64m^2 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 234706: The Longs checking account was overdrawn by \$35.87. On September 12, they deposited \$580 in the account. While shopping on September 18, Mrs.Long wrote checks for \$25 and \$254.09. Find their new account balance. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 234707: the sum of twice a number and negative six is 9 more than the opposite of the number. Find the number. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 234709: Find two consecutive integers such that the first increased by 2 is 17 less than their sum. Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 234711: Joann is five years older than her sister Teresa, Joann's age is one less than twice Teresa's. Find the ages of both girls. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 234723: Denise did 7/8 of the problems on a quizz correctly and five incorrectly. She completed all of the problems on the quiz. How many problems were on the quiz? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 234292: Please help me solve this word problem: A drug store parking lot has space for 1000 cars. 2/5 of the spaces are for compact cars. On Tuesday, there were 200 compact cars and some standard size cars in the parking lot. The parking lot was 3/4 full. How many standard size cars were in the parking lot? ----Thank you =) Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 234770: A rectangle is 3cm longer than it is wide. The diagonal is 15cm. Find the dimensions of the rectangle. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 234731: Sara has twice as much money as Miguel. If she had \$6 more, she would have 4/3 as much money as he has. How much money does each have now? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 235016: A clock loses ten minutes each hour. If the clock is set correctly at 12:00 noon, what is the correct time when the clock reads 3:00 P.M.? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 234666: the sum of three numbers is 95 the sum of the first and the second is twenty-five more than the third number and the third is twice the first. find the numbers and show your work. i know this problem is x+y+z=95 but then I dont know where to go from there. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 234843: Denver's elevation is 1 mile (5280 feet). The elevation of Loveland Pass, 70 miles west of Denver, is 11990 feet. What is the average slope of the land from Denver to Loveland Pass? (Use 70 miles to approximate the run) Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 235188: I know how to set this up partially but I need help. A rectangle is 3 times as long as it is wide. If its length iand width are both decrased by 2cm , its area decreasd by 36 cm^2. find its orginal dimensions. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

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