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 Question 271540: A Walkway of uniform width has area 72m ^2 and surrrounds a swimming pool that is 8m by 10m. Find the Width of the walkway Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 281386: the sum of two numbers is 45. the first is 9 less than the second find the numbers Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)
 Question 281386: the sum of two numbers is 45. the first is 9 less than the second find the numbers Click here to see answer by subudear(55)

 Question 281404: Venture capital. Henry invested \$12,000 in a new restaurant. When the restaurant was sold two years later, he received \$27,000. Find his average annual return by solving the equation 12,000(1 + r)^2 = 27,000. Click here to see answer by subudear(55)

 Question 281413: There are 55 seats in the front row of the local theater. When Martha enters she notices that she cannot sit in the front row without sitting next to someone who is already there. The fewest number of people who could possibly already be seated is: (A)18 (B) 19 (C) 27 (D) 28 (E) none of these Click here to see answer by subudear(55)

 Question 281470: In how many ways can 3 of 10 show dogs be selected and arranged in order for a group photo? Click here to see answer by brucewill(101)

 Question 281468: How many different 4-letter radio station call codes are possible if each code must begin with K or W and no repetition of letters is permitted? Click here to see answer by brucewill(101)

 Question 281467: If there are four roads from Ashville to Birchtown and three roads from Birchtown to Cedarburg, how many routes are there from Ashville to Cedarburg which go through Birchtown? Click here to see answer by brucewill(101)

 Question 281465: How many distinct ordered arrangements can be made with the letters of the word CAPPUCCINO? Click here to see answer by CharlesG2(828)

 Question 281716: A swimming pool can be filled in 12 hours and drained in 20 hours. If the pool is empty and the drain is open, how long will it take to fill the pool? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57412)

 Question 281871: Hi. I would be forever grateful if anyone can help me on this one word problem. It is as follows: A woman bought oranges at \$1.44 a dozen. She sold 4/5 of them at the rate of 4 for 60 cents and the rest at the rate of 2 for 25 cents. She gained \$5.00 in the transaction. How many oranges did she buy? Thank you very much for the time and help! Click here to see answer by Greenfinch(383)

 Question 281901: If a student had answered one more question correctly she would have received an A (90%) on the final exam. If she answered 35 questions correctly, how many questions were on the exam? A) 50 B) 66 C) 35 D) 40 E) 63 Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 281899: Ara and Shea were once the same height. Since then Shea has grown 20%, while Ara has grown half as many inches as Shea. Shea is now 60 inches tall. Ara's height, in inches, is: (A)48 (B) 51 (C) 52 (D) 54 (E) 55 Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 281887: How many 7-digit telephone numbers can be put on the 318 area code if no number can begin with 0, the 2nd digit must be odd, the 3rd digit must be even, and there are no other restrictions? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 281916: Books and magazines. At Gwen’s garage sale, all books were one price, and all magazines were another price. Harriet bought four books and three magazines for \$1.45, and June bought two books and five magazines for \$1.25. What was the price of a book and what was the price of a magazine? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 281982: Sharing cost. The members of a flying club plan to share equally the cost of a \$200,000 airplane. The members want to find five more people to join the club so that the cost per person will decrease by \$2000. How many members are currently in the club? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)
 Question 281982: Sharing cost. The members of a flying club plan to share equally the cost of a \$200,000 airplane. The members want to find five more people to join the club so that the cost per person will decrease by \$2000. How many members are currently in the club? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 282203: If you are constructing a 95% confidence interval using the information: n=55, x-bar = 55.5, s = 2.1, and E = 0.65 What is the middle value of the interval? Click here to see answer by Mathematicians(84)

 Question 282347: A 3-ft by 5-ft picnic table is placed on an outdoor patio measuring x ft by (x + 1) ft. Find a polynomial for the remaining open space on the patio Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 282431: Two of seven finalists will be selected and awarded \$10,000 scholarships. In how many different ways can this final selection be made? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 282432: A committee at of 5 is to be formed from a group consisting of 7 Democrats, 6 Republicans, and 2 Independents. Note: A committee is an unordered group. (a) How many different committee choices are possible if there are no restrictions? (In other words, in how many different ways can the 5 members of the committee be chosen without regard to order? Since a committee is an unordered group, this will be a combination, not a permutation.) (b) How many committee choices are possible if the committee is to consist entirely of Democrats? (c) How many committee choices are possible if the committee is to consist of 2 Democrats, 2 Republicans, and 1 Independent? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 282446: Translate the statement below into a mathematical equation. The equation should contain only one variable. DO NOT SOLVE.: The Perimeter of a rectangle is 600. The length of the rectangle is 2 more than 3 times the width. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 282356: The number of positive integers less than or equal to 1501 that are multiples of 3 or 4 but not a multiple of 5 is: (A)875 (B) 850 (C) 750 (D) 725 (E) none of these Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8918)

 Question 282503: A number, when increased by six, is a perfect square. When the same number doubled is decreased by four, the result is the same. What is the number? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 282506: FInd two fractions that have the same produc and difference. Neither the numerator nor denominator can equal 0. What would the fractions be? 1/1 and 1/1? I'm not really sure. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 282505: A, B,C, D are collinear. If BC = CD, BD = AB - 1, and AD = 9. Find AB, BC, CD and BD? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 282526: One team scored 4 runs less than another team. The average of the squares of their scores was 53. What were their scores? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 282572: Magic squares ___5__________8__________13______ ____ _________ ___________0_______ ____45_______ ___________ ________ Help fill in the missing numbers, we don't understand the spaces mean that a missing number? THis is all they gave us in a square? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 282615: Of 100 people in a room 70 play tennis and 50 play golf. At most, how many play only one of these sports? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 282713: Four numbers have a sum of 9900. The second exceeds the first by one-seventh of the first. The third exceeds the sum of the first two by 300. The fourth exceeds the sum of the first three by 300. Find the four numbers. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 282760: The yearly changes in the population of a town for four consecutive years are respectively 10% increase , 10% increase, 10% decrease ,10% decrease the net change over four years to the nearest percent is a –2 b –1 c 0 d 1 e 12 Click here to see answer by Greenfinch(383)

 Question 282766: A teacher is buying supplies for the school. Using the tax-exempt status, she buys highlighters for 50 cents each, three-ring binders for \$3 each, and hole punchers for \$10 each. She buys a total of 100 items and spent exactly \$100. If she bought at least one of each item, the number of hole punchers she bought was: (A)1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4 (E) 5 Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8918)
 Question 282766: A teacher is buying supplies for the school. Using the tax-exempt status, she buys highlighters for 50 cents each, three-ring binders for \$3 each, and hole punchers for \$10 each. She buys a total of 100 items and spent exactly \$100. If she bought at least one of each item, the number of hole punchers she bought was: (A)1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4 (E) 5 Click here to see answer by Theo(3472)

 Question 282782: Through how many degrees does the hour hand of a clock turn in going from 1 o'clock to 6 o'clock? a. 100 b. 120 c. 150 d. 110 e. None of these Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6963)

 Question 282822: The product of the page numbers on 2 pages of a book is 506. Find the page numbers. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 282823: A ladder is resting against a wall. The top of the ladder touches the wall at a height of 12 feet. Find the length of the ladder if the length is 8 feet more than its distance from the wall. Click here to see answer by user_dude2008(1861)

 Question 282972: A 6.3 gram sample of an isotope of strotium- 90 was formed in a 1962 explosion of an atomic bomb. The half- life of strontium- 90 is 28 years. In what year will only .07 grams remain? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 283075: Herman’s Hot Chocolate stand sold 12 cups of hot chocolate and made a profit of \$16. The next day they sold 10 cups of hot chocolate and made a profit of \$12.50. How much did they charge for each cup of hot chocolate? a)\$1.25 b) \$1.33 c) \$1.50 d) \$1.75 e) \$1.85 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 283083: How many real numbers are there such that the 5th power of the number is the sum of the 4th and 3rd powers of the number? a) 1 b) 2 c) 3 d) 5 e) none of these Click here to see answer by nabla(475)

 Question 283087: What is the degree measure of the smaller angle formed by the hands of a clock at 10 o'clock?? a) 30 b) 45 c) 60 d) 75 e) 90 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 283099: A boxing ring is in the shape of a square, 20 feet on each side. How far apart are the fighters when they are in opposite corners of the ring? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 283212: Kayressa and John both drive delivery trucks. They leave the warehouse at the same time, but their routes are in opposite directions. Kayressa's rate is 15 mph less than John's rate. After 4 hours, they are 380 miles apart. What are the rates of the trucks? Kayressa's rate = ____ mph and John's rate = _____ mph. Click here to see answer by rfer(12677)

 Question 283361: Two-thirds of the students in the class got A’s on the last math test. Twelve students did not get an A. How many students are in the class? a) 24 b) 48 c) 36 d) 18 e) 12 Click here to see answer by Deina(147)

 Question 283351: A glass is half full of pure alcohol. A second glass whose volume is twice the volume of the first glass is one-third full of pure alcohol. Both glasses are then filled to the top with water and mixed together in a third container. What fraction of the final mixture is alcohol? A 5/6 b 5/12 c 7/12 d 5/18 e 7/18 Click here to see answer by Theo(3472)

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