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 Question 235293: Please help/explain how I would solve this problem: five more than three times a number is 197? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 235391: A 333 inch board is to be cut into 3 pieces so that the 2nd piece is 3 times as long as the first piece and the 3rd piece is 5 times as long as the first piece. Find lengths of all 3 pieces.. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 235483: A very long hallway has 100 lights with pull cords hanging from the ceiling. All the lights are off. A person comes along and pulls every cord, turning on all the lights. A second person comes along and pulls every second cord. This would turn off light numbers 2, 4, 6 etc. A third person comes along and pulls every third cord. Turning on some lights and turning off others. This continues until the one hundredth person comes along and pulls the one hundredth cord. At this point, which lights are on? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 235674: I need help with this problem: Two numbers; one is ten times greater than the other; their sum is equal to their product. I have used trial and error and am just not getting it. Thanks, Cathy Click here to see answer by stanbon(57412)

 Question 235609: Adult tickets to a show are \$9. Student tickets are \$6. If you sold 29 tickets for a total of \$210, how many adult tickets did you sell only use 1 variable Click here to see answer by MathPro(14)

 Question 235441: A bag of fertilizer covers 3000 square feet of lawn. How many bags of fertilizer should be purchased to cover a rectangular lawn 260 ffet by 180 feet? Click here to see answer by frosteeblu(4)

 Question 235443: the area of a rectangle is 12 meters. If its width is 2 4/7 meters, what is its length? Click here to see answer by frosteeblu(4)

 Question 235831: A total of 310 pumpkins were picked, separated by large and small. Large sold for \$9.00 and small for \$3.00. All pumpkins were sold and sales totalled \$1,950. How many small and large pumpkins were picked? Click here to see answer by AJHunter(1)

 Question 235840: An acquarium is 28 inches long, 14 inches wide, and 24 inches high. The volume of the water in the acquarium is 7644 cubic inches. How deep is the water? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 235826: In my class, one-half of the students went to the dance, one-third of the remainder went to the movies, and the remaining 8 people stayed home. How many students are in my class? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 235852: Ana has played 20 games and has a 90% winning percentage. Without losing any more games, how many more games in a row must she win to reach exactly a 92% winning percentage? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 235959: 240-inch pipe is cut into 2 pieces. One piece is 4 times the length of the other. Find the lengths of the pieces. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 235993: three times the smaller of 2 numbers increased by 5 times the larger is 229. four times the smaller decreased by 25 equals 3 times the larger. find the numbers. Also to solve it, we either need to use substitution or elimination method. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 235882: The Body Mass Index,I,can be used to determine an individual's risk for heart disease. An index below 25 indicates a low risk. The body mass index is given by the formula I=700W ------ H^2 where W=weight in pounds, and H=height in inches. Jerome is 70 inches tall. What weight will keep his body mass index between 20 and 28? Jerome's body mass index will fall between 20 and 28 for the set of all weights such that ? I can't seem to figure out how to do this problem without a weight given.... Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15661)

 Question 236021: Sally is building a box with a square base for her ant colony. The bottom of the box and all four sides are con- structed of glass costing \$1/ft2, and the top is to be con- structed of glass costing \$5/ft2. Sally has \$72 to spend on the box. How should she choose the dimensions so that the volume of the box is greatest? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15661)

 Question 235797: A lot is in the shape of a right triangle. The shorter leg measures 60 meters. The hypotenuse is 20 meters longer than the length of the longer leg. How long is the longer leg help Solve using the five-step problem-solving process. Show all steps necessary to arrive at your solution. i know that the 5 steps of problem, solving process is to familiarize translate carry out check and state but i am not sure what order i start with to do the formula. the Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15661)

 Question 236078: The reciprocal of 4 plus the reciprocal of 7 is the reciprocal of what number? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15661)

 Question 236185: A t-shirt goes on sale for 20% off the original price. When the shirt is sold, the GST amounts to \$1.68. How much was the original price of the shirt? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 236182: A Merchant mixes tea that sells for \$7.20/kg and tea that sells for \$9.20/kg to make 100 kg of tea that he sells for \$8.80/kg. How many kilograms of each type of tea did he mix? Also to solve it, it has to be either the substitution or elimination method. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 236265: i am thinking of a whole number. if i divide it by 13, then multiply the answer by 12, then subtract 20 and then add 89, i end up with 93. what was my original number Click here to see answer by stanbon(57412)

 Question 236272: Peter drove a distance of 189 miles. Part of the time he averaged 65 miles per hour and for the remaining time, 55 miles per hour. The entire trip tool 3 hours. How long did he travel at each rate? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57412)

 Question 236273: Nolan walked to the store from his home at rate of 5 miles per hour. After spending one-half hour in the store, his friend gave him a ride home at the rate of 30 miles per hour. He arrived home 1 hour and 5 minutes (1 1/12 hours) after he left. How far is the store from Nolan's home? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57412)

 Question 236006: The sum of lisa's age and Ellen's age is 41. five years from now, the sum of their ages will be three times lisa's present age. How old is Lisa? Also to solve this, it has to be either the substitution or elimination method. Thanks. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15661)

 Question 236077: the wavelength(W) of a radio wave varies inversely as its frequency(F). A wave with a frequency of 200kHz has a length of 252m. What is the length of a wave with a frequency of 900kHz? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 236319: In a basketball game, Will scored 26 points, consisting only of three-point shots and two-point shots. He made a total of 11 shots. How many shots of each type did he make? Click here to see answer by punksnotdead28(4)

 Question 236034: Can you please explain this to me? I think the argument is correct, but I'm not 100% and I wouldn't know where to begin explaining why. Thanks so much for your help!! Hosni gave the following argument that - (a + b) = -a + -b, for all integers a and b. If the argument is correct, supply the missing reasons. If it is incorrect, explain why not. -(a + b) = (-1)(a + b) = (-1)a + (-1)b = -a + -b Click here to see answer by punksnotdead28(4)

 Question 236342: The average of 12 different counting numbers is 12. What is the greatest possible value of one of these numbers? Click here to see answer by Theo(3468)

 Question 236347: on a 100-questions test, 60 questions involve algebra and 20 questions are difficult. if 8 of the difficult questions involve algebra , how many of the questions that are not difficult do not involve algebra? a) 92 b) 80 c) 52 d) 28 e)12 Click here to see answer by Theo(3468)

 Question 236346: in the expression w/x - y/z = 1 the letters can be replaced by the numbers (1,2,3,4) but not necessarily in that order. the sum of w and y is a) 3 b) 4 c) 5 d) 6 e) 7 Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 236485: Adam is 3 times as old as Cynthia and Fred is 16 yrs. younger than Adam. One year ago, Adam's age was twice the sum of Cynthia's & Fred's age. Find their present age. Click here to see answer by JimboP1977(308)

 Question 236468: Driving down a mountain, George finds that he has descended 1400 ft in elevation by the time he is 3.25 miles horizontally away from the top of the mountain. Find the slope of his descent to the nearest hundredth. Click here to see answer by JimboP1977(308)

 Question 236490: Mark reads at an average rate of 30 pages per hour, while Mindy reads at an average rate of 40 pages per hour. If Mark starts reading a novel at 4:30 PM, and Mindy begins reading the same novel at 5:20 PM, at what time will they be reading the same page? Click here to see answer by JimboP1977(308)

 Question 236513: 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? Click here to see answer by Anthea Lawn(22)

 Question 236457: A small rectangular playground that is 10 feet by 14 feet is going to have a grass border of uniform width on all sides. If the area of the grass border is 145 square feet, how wide is the border? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 236341: A unit fraction is a fraction whose numerator equals one. The sum of three different positive unit fractions is 6/7. Find the smallest number that could be the sum of the denominators of these fractions. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8916)

 Question 236706: Vince left trout creek driving at 40km/h. Sybil followed 2h later driving at 50km/h. How far down the road will Sybil overtake Vince? Also to solve it, it must either be the substitution or elimination method. Thanks. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57412)

 Question 236649: Max was crossing a narrow bridge. When he was 3/5 of the way across, he saw a truck approachen the bridge 600 yards away from him and heading right toward him. He turned and ran back. The truck continued at the same speed and missed him by a hair. If Max had tried to cross the bridge, the truck also would have just missed him. How long was the bridge? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15661)

 Question 236757: A water rocket is launched upward with an initial velocity of 48 ft/sec. Its height h, in feet, after t seconds is given by h = 48t - 16t2. After how many seconds will the object hit the ground? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 236674: find the surface area of a square pyramid whose base is 13 in. per side and whose slant height is 14 in. i really need help with this queation!! thanks (: Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 236888: Jim can fill a pool using buckets of water in 30 minutes and Sue can do the same job in 45 minutes, Tony can do the same job in 90 minutes. How long would it take them to do it together. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 236911: A deep sea diving bell is being lowered at a constant rate. After 11 minutes, the bell is at a depth of 600 ft. After 30 minutes the bell is at a depth of 1500 ft. what is the average rate of lowering per minute? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 236981: 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 thrasherlax74(11)

 Question 236986: How much does jane pay for 1 pound 12 ounces of apples at \$1.96 per pound? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15661)

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