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 Question 253456: A box of 12 tablets cost 21 cents. The same brand is packaged also in bottles containing 100 tablets and sells for \$1.50 per bottle. What is the saving, in cents, per dozen tablets when the larger amount is purchased? (A) 3 (B) 4.5 (C) 1 (D) 12 (E) 20 Click here to see answer by vksarvepalli(154)

 Question 253478: A clock loses 10 minutes each day. How many days will it take to reach a point where the clock will indicate the correct time? (A) 36 (B) 72 (C) 120 (D) 132 (E) 6 Click here to see answer by vksarvepalli(154)

 Question 253483: Tamika’s salary is \$26,000. Joe’s salary is \$24,500. At the end of each year, Tamika is given a \$500 raise and Joe is given an \$800 raise. After how many years will Joe and Tamika be earning the same amount ? (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 5 (E) 6 Click here to see answer by vksarvepalli(154)

 Question 253481: Four consecutive multiples of 10 have a sum of 300. What is the least of these numbers ? (A) 20 (B) 30 (C) 40 (D) 50 (E) 60 Click here to see answer by vksarvepalli(154)

 Question 253480: n is even integer and 10 < n < 19 What is the arithmetic average of all possible value of n ? (A) 14 (B) 14.5 (C) 15 (D) 15.5 (E) 30 Click here to see answer by vksarvepalli(154)

 Question 253477: In 43 ounces of solution there are 8 ounces of salt. How many ounces of salt are needed to make 172 ounces of solution? (A) 32.4 (B) 33 (C) 40 (D) 32 (E) 41 Click here to see answer by vksarvepalli(154)

 Question 253459: A minor league baseball team plays 154 games in a season. On a certain date a team has won 40 and lost 20 games. How many of the remaining games must the team win to finish the season winning approximately 65 percent of the games? (A) 60 (B) 80 (C) 90 (D) 94 (E) 100 Click here to see answer by vksarvepalli(154)

 Question 253455: Because of a decrease in available manpower, a toy factory reduced its monthly output by 20 percent. What is the necessary percent increase in manpower to bring the output up to normal production? (A) 25% (B) 20% (C) 50% (D) 120% (E) 125% Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 253457: If 7 pounds of variety p tea is worth 5 pounds of variety q tea, and 3 pounds of variety p tea is worth x pounds of variety q tea, then the numerical value of x is a 5/7 b 1 2/3 c 2 1/7 d 3 5/7 e 4 1/5 Click here to see answer by Greenfinch(383)

 Question 253492: In an election between two candidates, the winner received 55% of the 17,000 votes. The loser received the remaining votes. How many more votes did the winner receive than the loser ? (A) 500 (B) 1,700 (C) 3,000 (D) 7,650 (E) 9,350 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 253493: The President of France delivered a 3 1/2 hour speech beginning at 5 p.m. in Paris. The speech was broadcast live to New York. The time in Paris is 6 hours ahead of New York Time. What was the time in New York when the speech ended? (A) 8:30 a.m (B) 11:30 a.m. (C) 2:30 p.m. (D) 5:30 p.m. (E) 7:30 p.m. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 253495: What number is halfway between 5/12 and 1/2 ? a 3/14 b 3/7 c 11/24 d 13/24 e 22/24 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 253494: The average of five consecutive multiples of 5 is 20. What is the largest of these numbers? (A) 20 (B) 25 (C) 30 (D) 35 (E) 40 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 253518: For 30 minutes you do a combination of walking and jogging. At the end of your workout your pedometer displays a total of 2.5 miles. You know that you walk .05 mile per minute and jog .1 mile per minute. For how much time were you walking? For how much time were you jogging? I set it up as: (((x+y=2.5))) (((.05x+.1y=30))) But it is not working out. Can you help me? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16877)

 Question 249263: In a right triangle, find the length of the side not given: side b=1, side c=sqrt(10), side a= Click here to see answer by drk(1908)

 Question 253536: Four times a number is 21 more than the number. What is the number? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 253608: The price of a \$33 sweatshirt is reduced by 1/3. In a state in which sales tax is 6%, how much will sales tax be on the reduced price of the sweatshirt? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 253609: The foundation of a house is 30 feet wide and 42 feet long. If 1/8 inch represents 1 foot on a scale drawing of the house, how many inches wide will the house be on the scale drawing? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28550)
 Question 253609: The foundation of a house is 30 feet wide and 42 feet long. If 1/8 inch represents 1 foot on a scale drawing of the house, how many inches wide will the house be on the scale drawing? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 253606: a punch recipe calls for 2 quarts of ginger ale, 2 pints of orange juice, 2 pints of pineapple juice and 1 cup of lemon juice. If 4 quarts equal 8 pints, and 8 pints equal 16 cups how many pints of punch does the recipe make? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57299)

 Question 253610: Tractors A,B,C and D are identical and are pulling identical planting machines. Working together, A,B and C can plant 180 acres of corn in 2 hours. At this rate, how many acres can A,B,C,and D all working together, plant in 3 hours? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 253616: Property valued at \$90,000 is assessed at 2/3 of its value. If the property tax is \$30 per \$1000 of assessed value per year, what is the yearly property tax bill? Click here to see answer by drk(1908)

 Question 253623: On a road map, the distance along an interstate highway between 2 cities is 4 5/8 inches, and the distance along a U.S. highway is 5 3/4 inches. On the map, 1 inche represents 80 miles. How many miles greater is the distance along the U.S. highway than along the interstate highway? Click here to see answer by drk(1908)

 Question 253625: What is the sum of the positive prime factors of 70? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57299)
 Question 253625: What is the sum of the positive prime factors of 70? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28550)

 Question 253626: A commuter train travels a distance of 4 miles in exactly 3 minutes. What is the average speed of the train in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)
 Question 253626: A commuter train travels a distance of 4 miles in exactly 3 minutes. What is the average speed of the train in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57299)
 Question 253626: A commuter train travels a distance of 4 miles in exactly 3 minutes. What is the average speed of the train in miles per hour? Click here to see answer by drk(1908)

 Question 253627: Didn't really understand the problem, its says: Which of the following gives the fractions 2/3, 5/8, and 7/11 arranged in order from least to greatest? Click here to see answer by drk(1908)
 Question 253627: Didn't really understand the problem, its says: Which of the following gives the fractions 2/3, 5/8, and 7/11 arranged in order from least to greatest? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28550)

 Question 253629: A plumber has a piece of pipe measuring 9 feet 7 7/8 inches long. How many fee and inches are left when the plumber cuts off a piece that is 4 feet 11 1/2 inches long? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)
 Question 253629: A plumber has a piece of pipe measuring 9 feet 7 7/8 inches long. How many fee and inches are left when the plumber cuts off a piece that is 4 feet 11 1/2 inches long? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57299)

 Question 253684: The price of a \$33 sweatshirt is reduced by 1/3. In a state in which sales tax is 6 % how much will the sales tax be on the reduced price of the sweatshirt? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 253725: A city government has approved the construction of a \$50 million sports arena. Up to \$30 million will be raised by selling bonds that pay simple interest at a rate of 12% annually. The remaining amount (up to \$40 million) will be obtained by borrowing money from an insurance company at a simple interest rate of 10%. Determine whether the arena can be financed so that the annual interest is \$5.2 million. Thank you for the help! Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 253732: A truck traveling at a constant speed on a reasonably straight, level road burns fuel at the rate of g(x) gallons per mile, where x is the speed of the truck in miles per hour and g(x) is given by g(x) = 800+x^2/200x. a.) If the fuel cost \$1.40 per gallon, write the cost function, c(x), that expresses the cost of fuel for a 500-mile trip as a funstion of the speed, (Hint: 500 X g(x) gallons of fuel are needed to go 500 miles) b.) What driving speed will make the cost of fuel for the trip \$250? c.) What driving speed will minimize the cost of fuel for the trip? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 253776: x, y and z are consecutive multiples of 5, counting from smallest to largest. What is x + y in terms of z ? (A) z + 10 (B) z + 15 (C) 2z –15 (D) 2z + 5 (E) 3z – 5 Click here to see answer by MRperkins(300)

 Question 253782: Which of the following numbers has the same set of prime factors as 315 ? (A) 15 (B) 21 (C) 35 (D) 105 (E) 125 Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8906)
 Question 253782: Which of the following numbers has the same set of prime factors as 315 ? (A) 15 (B) 21 (C) 35 (D) 105 (E) 125 Click here to see answer by MRperkins(300)

 Question 253781: If x and y are negative integers, which of the following expressions must be negative ? (A) xy (B) x + y (C) x – y (D) x^2 + y^2 (E) x^2 - y^2 Click here to see answer by palanisamy(496)

 Question 253777: What fraction, reduced to its lowest terms, is halfway between 4/5 and 0.9 ? a) 1/2 b) 2/3 c) 17/20 d) 6/7 e) 4 1/2 Click here to see answer by Theo(3458)

 Question 253779: In a certain month, Linda earned twice as much as Jill earned. Susan earned three times as much as Jill. If Susan earned \$240, how much did Linda earn? (A) \$80 (B) \$160 (C) \$240 (D) \$360 (E) \$480 Click here to see answer by palanisamy(496)

 Question 253793: a number is called " even - odd " if it is halfway between an even integer and an odd integer. if x is an even-odd number , which of the following must be true ? I. 2x is an integer II 2x is even-odd III x is halfway between two even integers A) I only (B) II only (C) I and II only (D) II and III only (E) I, II, and III Click here to see answer by Theo(3458)

 Question 253803: By how many sixteenths is 1/3 of 3/4 more than 1/4 of 3/4 ? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 253801: Carol wants to arrange 3 of her 4 plants in a row on the shelf. If each of the plants is in a different- colored container, how many different arrangements can she make ? (A) 7 (B) 12 (C) 24 (D) 28 (E) 36 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57299)

 Question 253800: If A is the sum of the integers from 1 to 50 and B is the sum of the integers from 51 to 100, what is the value of B – A ? (A) 2720 (B) 2340 (C) 2500 (D) 1990 (E) 2800 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57299)

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