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 Question 251167: A rectangle is 6 times as long as it is wide. The perimeter is 110cm. Find the dimensions of the rectangle. (round to the nearest tenth if necessary). Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 252238: The pitch of a screw is the distance between threads. With each complete rotation of the screw, it goes in or out a distance equal to its pitch. How far will a screw with a pitch of 2/45 inches go into a piece of wood when it is turned 10 complete rotations clockwise? a 1/225 in b 9/4 in c 4/9 in d 1/9 in e 9 in Click here to see answer by mathitutor(25)

 Question 252239: Assume a ≥ b ≥ c ≥ d If the mean of a , b , c and d, is 8 and the median of a , b , c and d, is 5 then a + d is a. 6 b. 11 c. 22 d. 27 e Impossible to Determine Click here to see answer by Theo(3504)

 Question 252235: A cube measuring 4 inches on a side is painted. It is then cut into 64 one-inch cubes. One of the smaller cubes is tossed and it is noted that none of the 5 faces showing is painted. How many of the 64 cubes could have this result? A. 8 B. 9 C. 24 D. 32 E. 33 Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 252243: If (x,y) = (4.8, B) gives the coordinates of a point on the graph of y = 5/8 x + 5 then what is the value of B? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 252236: Consider the operation # such that a # b = –3a + b^2. Find (–2 # 3) # 6. A. –9 B. 9 C. 15 D. 27 E. 45 Click here to see answer by Theo(3504)

 Question 252241: If Mr. Wersted equally distributed the money in his pocket among the students in his class, each would receive \$ 1.26 . If there had been four more students, then each would have received \$ 1.05 . How much money was in his pocket? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 252233: Ann, Bob, Cal, and Don all worked out on the treadmill. Their times (in no particular order) were 16, 18, 23, and 25 minutes. Cal worked out two minutes more than Bob. Don worked out fewer minutes than Ann but more minutes than Cal. Who worked out 25 minutes? A. Ann B. Bob C. Cal D. Don E. not enough information given Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)
 Question 252233: Ann, Bob, Cal, and Don all worked out on the treadmill. Their times (in no particular order) were 16, 18, 23, and 25 minutes. Cal worked out two minutes more than Bob. Don worked out fewer minutes than Ann but more minutes than Cal. Who worked out 25 minutes? A. Ann B. Bob C. Cal D. Don E. not enough information given Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1483)

 Question 252242: Suppose the operation ⊗is defined on the set of integers by a⊗b = a + 2b . Also for any integer b, the value of 1492⊗(b⊗1492) is the same as x⊗b. What is the value of x? Click here to see answer by drk(1908)

 Question 252230: Suppose there is a moving sidewalk that is 300 meters long. It moves from east to west at the rate of 0.25 meters per second. Assume that Bob and Jill get on the sidewalk at the same time but at opposite ends. Bob gets on at the east end and walks toward the west at the rate of 0.5 meters per second. Jill gets on at the west end and walks towards the east at the rate of 1meter per second. How far from the eastern end do they meet? A. 50 meters B. 100 meters C. 150 meters D. 200 meters E. 250 meters Click here to see answer by Theo(3504)

 Question 252229: A running track has straight parallel sides and semicircular ends. Each lane is one meter wide. How much head start should the runner in the outside lane receive over the runner in the second lane from the outside so that they will each cover the same distance in one lap around the track? A. 1 meter B. 2 meters C.pi meters D. 3/2 pi meters E. 2 pi meters Click here to see answer by Theo(3504)

 Question 252259: The recipe calls for four dry ingredients:1/8 tsp nutmeg,1/2 tsp salt,1/4 tsp dried mustard,1 1/2 tsp dried parsley,How many tsp of dry ingred.are there total? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 252228: A common antibiotic is prescribed in a liquid suspension composed of part antibiotic and part water. In one formulation of the antibiotic suspension, there are 150 mg of the antibiotic in 3 cm3 of the liquid suspension. A physician prescribes 100 mg per day. How much of the antibiotic liquid suspension should be administered to achieve the recommended dosage? A. 18 cm3 B. 6 cm3 C. 4.5 cm3 D. 2 cm3 E. 0.18 cm3 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 251153: The Earth takes approximately 365.25 days to orbit the Sun. The Earth's orbit is nearly circular with a radius of 92 million miles. Using these approximations, calculate the speed (in miles per hour) of the Earth as it orbits the sun. A.32,971 B.65,943 C.10,495 D. 251,882 E.1,582,622 Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)
 Question 251153: The Earth takes approximately 365.25 days to orbit the Sun. The Earth's orbit is nearly circular with a radius of 92 million miles. Using these approximations, calculate the speed (in miles per hour) of the Earth as it orbits the sun. A.32,971 B.65,943 C.10,495 D. 251,882 E.1,582,622 Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31518)

 Question 251168: If the sides of a triangle are in the ratio 3:4:5. what is the length of each side, if the perimeter of the triangle is 66cm? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 251152: Frank bought a dog one day for \$2.50 and spent one hour per day for nine days trying to sell it. Food for the dog cost him 25 cents, and he spent a total of four hours in cleaning and caring for the dog. He sold the dog for \$3.75. How much did he profit per hour for the time spent on the whole transaction? (Round to the nearest cent.) A.8 cents/hour B.10 cents/hour C.11 cents/hour D. 14 cents/hour E. 29 cents/hour Click here to see answer by Theo(3504)

 Question 252287: How many ordered triples (x,y,z)) satisfy x^2 + y^2 +z^2 < 4 where x,y,z are integers a. 7 b. 13 c. 19 d. 27 e. 31 Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31518)

 Question 252294: A 10‐foot piece of wire is cut into two pieces. One piece is bent to form a square. The other is bent to form a circle inscribed in the square. Approximately how long are the two pieces of wire? a. 1.8 and 8.2 feet b. 2.4 and 7.6 feet c. 3.5 and 6.5 feet d. 4.4 and 5.6 feet e. 4.9 and 5.1feet Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)
 Question 252294: A 10‐foot piece of wire is cut into two pieces. One piece is bent to form a square. The other is bent to form a circle inscribed in the square. Approximately how long are the two pieces of wire? a. 1.8 and 8.2 feet b. 2.4 and 7.6 feet c. 3.5 and 6.5 feet d. 4.4 and 5.6 feet e. 4.9 and 5.1feet Click here to see answer by palanisamy(496)

 Question 252306: An isosceles triangle has a 10-inch base and two 13-inch sides. What other value, in inches, can the base have and still produce a triangle with the same area? Click here to see answer by drk(1908)

 Question 252285: How many numbers from 1 to 1 million, inclusive, are NOT perfect squares or perfect cubes? a. 998,000 b. 998,830 c. 998,900 d. 998,910 e. 999,000 Click here to see answer by drk(1908)

 Question 252286: Mr. Locksmith has \$1001, and his son has \$1. Mr. Locksmith gives 1/4 of his money to his son, who, at the same time gives 1/4 of his money to his father. They repeat this procedure until the difference between their money is less than fifty dollars. How many times will they repeat the procedure? a. 3 b. 4 c. 5 d. 6 e. 7 or more Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 251151: From these five numbers select three different numbers for x, y, and z, in order to make this expression, x(y - z), as large as possible What is the largest possible value of x(y - z)? A.60 B.85 C.90 D.105 E.120 Click here to see answer by palanisamy(496)

 Question 252360: A woman has nine close friends. In how many ways can she invite exactly six of these friends to dinner, under the condition that two of her friends are not speaking and will not attend together? a. 42 b. 49 c. 63 d. 72 e. 82 Click here to see answer by palanisamy(496)

 Question 252369: suppose that 1/x - 1/y = 1/z which of the following is equal to z ? a y-x b x-y c y-x / xy d xy / y-x e xy / x-y Click here to see answer by palanisamy(496)

 Question 252379: If xy = 2 and x^2 + y^2 = 5 , then x/y + y/x = ? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 252377: The decimal expansion of (1/2)^100 has what digit for its third nonzero digit from the right? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)
 Question 252377: The decimal expansion of (1/2)^100 has what digit for its third nonzero digit from the right? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31518)

 Question 252380: If Bryan wants to mail a package, which requires \$1.53 in postage, and has only 5-cent and 8-cent stamps, what is the smallest number of stamps he could use to total \$1.53? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)
 Question 252380: If Bryan wants to mail a package, which requires \$1.53 in postage, and has only 5-cent and 8-cent stamps, what is the smallest number of stamps he could use to total \$1.53? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 252396: A discount store sold plastic cups for \$3.50 each and ceramic cups for \$4.OO each.If 400 cups were sold for a total of \$1,458, how many cups of eacj type were sold? What was the dollar value of each type of cup sold? Click here to see answer by drk(1908)

 Question 251034: 4x < 2x - 10 and -3x > -12 what is the best description for the solution set? Click here to see answer by drk(1908)

 Question 250948: How many different prime numbers are factors of 1988? (Note: The number 1 is not a prime number.) A.2 B.3 C.4 D.5 E.6 Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 252435: suppose that m + n =3 and m^2 + n^2 = 6 what is the value of m^3 + n^3 ? a 12 b 13 c 13.5 d 14 e 14.5 Click here to see answer by palanisamy(496)

 Question 252436: the phone numbers in a certain city consist of the prefix 123,234, or 345,followed by four distinct digits from 0 to 9 how many such phone numbers are possible ? a 49 b 102 c 5043 d 15120 e 604800 Click here to see answer by palanisamy(496)
 Question 252436: the phone numbers in a certain city consist of the prefix 123,234, or 345,followed by four distinct digits from 0 to 9 how many such phone numbers are possible ? a 49 b 102 c 5043 d 15120 e 604800 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 252438: what is the distance traveled from 2400ft at a descent rate of 15ft/sec with a 5mph wind Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31518)

 Question 252445: a painted 2 x 2 x 2 cube is cut into eight unit cubes . if you consider the total surface area of all eight small cubes , what fraction of this total surface area is painted a 1/8 b 1/4 c 1/2 d 5/8 e 3/4 Click here to see answer by palanisamy(496)
 Question 252445: a painted 2 x 2 x 2 cube is cut into eight unit cubes . if you consider the total surface area of all eight small cubes , what fraction of this total surface area is painted a 1/8 b 1/4 c 1/2 d 5/8 e 3/4 Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31518)

 Question 252448: how much something is going to be used for a variable number of days. IN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 OUT 2, 5, 9, 14, 20, 27, 35, 44 Click here to see answer by drk(1908)

 Question 252462: when N is divided by 5, the remainder is 3. what is the remainder when 7N is divided by 5? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 252454: Determine the value of the product (1- 1/2^2)(1-1/3^2)(1-1/4^2)....(1-1/99^2)(1-1/100^2) Click here to see answer by drk(1908)

 Question 252492: Two cyclist start biking from a trail's start 3 hours apart, The second cyclist travels @ 10mph and starts 3 hourss after the first cyclist who is traveling @ 6mph. How much time will pass before the second cyclist catches up with the first from the time the second cyclist srtarted biking? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

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