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 Question 288957: An arrow is shot directly upward from the top of a 112-foot tall building with an initial velocity of 96 feet per second. The height of the arrow above the ground after (t) seconds is given by the position function. s(t)=-16t^2+96t+112. After how many seconds will the arrow strike the ground? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 288956: A piece of wire measuring 20 feet is attached to a pole as a guy wire. The distance along the ground from the bottom of the pole to the end of the wire is 4 feet greater than the height where the wire is attached to the pole. How far up the pole does the guy wire reach? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 289009: A tree is supported by a wire anchored in the ground 15 feet from its base. The wire is 4 feet longer than the height that it reaches on the tree. Find the length of the wire. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 289059: It takes 7.5 hrs for 16 people to place flyers on each of the kiosks on campus. How long would it take 13 people? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 289001: A jar contains 12 amoeba. The number of amoeba doubles every minute and it takes 30 minutes to fill the jar. How long (in minutes) does it take to fill 1/4 the jar? a) 28 (b) 7.5 (c) It can’t be determined from the given information (d) 30 − 120/12 (e) None of the above Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 289076: from a box of 10 light bulbs, 4 are to be removed. How many different sets of 4 bulbs could be removed? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 289096: The area of a sqaure is numerically 96 more than the perimeter. Find the length of the side. Click here to see answer by Stitch(352)

 Question 289094: The length of a rectangle is 3 inches more than the width. The area of the rectangle is 154 inches. Find the width of the rectangle. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28717)

 Question 288999: How many ways can the value 13 be expressed as the sum of exactly 3 different positive integers? For example, 13 = 1 + 4 + 8 is one such way. Note that 13 = 4 + 8 + 1 does not count as a “different” way since the same integers are involved in the sum. (A) 5 (B) 6 (C) 7 (D) 8 (E) 14 Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28717)

 Question 289042: A tree was planted when it was 4 feet tall and thereafter grew an equal number of feet each year. At the end of 6 years it was twice as tall as it had been at the end of 2 years. How tall was the tree at the end of 4 years? (a) 12 feet (b) 13 feet (c) 14 feet (d) 15 feet (e) None of the above Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 289155: Find a counterexample to:The cube of a number added to the sum of five times the number and 2 is a prime number? Click here to see answer by CharlesG2(828)

 Question 289183: A rectangle has a diagonal that is 3.6 feet longer than the length and 7.1 feet longer than the width. What are the dimensions of the rectangle? Can you all help me with this one??? Thank you :) Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 289168: One large bag of cat food feeds two cats for 20 days.How many large bags would be needed to fees 2 cats for 90 days? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 289159: A marble door will be shaped like a rectangular solid and measure 82 3/4 inches long and 40 2/3 inches wide and will be 1 1/8 inches thick.How many cubic inches of marble will be needed for the door?Give solution as a mixed number Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 289157: A yard stick measures 0.5 by 2 by 36 inches.How many yardsticks will fit in a box 2 inches wide and 36 inches high,if the length of the box is 24 inches? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 289380: at work one day erica received 36 packages. Speedy delivery delivered three times as many as ralphs express, While ralphs express delivered four more packages the sendquick package service. how many packages did each service deliver to erica? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 289408: Judy has three more dimes than nickels and twice as many nickels as quarters. If altogether she has 85 cents in nickels, dimes, and quarters, how many of each coin does she have? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 289442: Examine the following phrase made famous by Fred Flintstone: y a b b a d a b b a d o o. If this pattern is repeated over and over, what letter will be in the 275th position? Click here to see answer by RoRo3940(2)

 Question 289565: The length of the base of a triangle is twice its height. If the area is 100 square kilometers, find the height. Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1614)
 Question 289565: The length of the base of a triangle is twice its height. If the area is 100 square kilometers, find the height. Click here to see answer by CharlesG2(828)

 Question 289573: 1.How long will it take an object to hit ground if it is thrown upward at 47 ft/sec from a height of 63 feet? 2.How do you know ahead of time how many roots a quadratic equation will have? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15747)

 Question 289642: the sum of eight and twice a number is equal to 2 less than the number. whats the number. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)
 Question 289642: the sum of eight and twice a number is equal to 2 less than the number. whats the number. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 289652: The half-life of is 1620 years. If 2.1 grams remian after 1000 years, whay is the initial quantity anf how much will remain after 10000 years? I am using the formula and so far have , have I set this up right? If so, where do I go from here? Thanks for your help! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15747)

 Question 289691: Find the mode of the following set of numbers. 15, 14, 10, 15, 16 Click here to see answer by j1mmy94(14)

 Question 289800: How would you produce a 10^-2 dilution of a 5mL bacterial sample using the full 5 mL volume? Click here to see answer by Deina(147)

 Question 289843: In a class of 25 students, 18 students enjoy mathematics and 22 students enjoy music. If every student in the class enjoys at least one of these, how many students in the class enjoy both? (A) 3 (B) 7 (C) 15 (D) 20 (E) None of these Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 289861: Gene, Tina, and Brenda have ordered a large pizza, Gene will eat three times as much pizza as Tina. Tina will eat twice as much pizza as Brenda. If the pizza is cut into 36 slices, how many slices will Tina eat? (a)8 (b) 6 (c) 12 (d) 9 (e) None of the above Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 289864: In a box of 40 cookies, 24 of the cookies were round and 20 of them were made of chocolate. If 12 cookies were neither round nor made of chocolate, how many round chocolate cookies were in the box? (A)4 (B) 8 (C) 16 (D) 20 (E) 28 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 289868: A series of 7 books are published at 9 – year intervals. When the 7th book was published, the sum of the publication years was 13601. In what year was the 5th book published? (a)1907 (b) 1970 (c) 1934 (d) 1943 (e) None of the above Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 289927: In 2005, Americans spent a total of \$26 billion to remodel bathrooms and kitchens. They spent \$5 billion more on kitchens than on bathrooms. How much was spent on each? Click here to see answer by brucewill(101)

 Question 289938: Yolanda finds a pretty (logarithmic) spiral seashell creature at the beach. Ever the scientist, she measures the distances of the first two loops of its spiral from the center and finds that they are 2 centimeters and 4 centimeters. The shell is not yet big enough to have a third loop, but she predicts that after a few years it will be at a distance of 8 centimeters along the same line. Maximilian disagrees, saying that the distance will be 6 centimeters. Who is right? Click here to see answer by CharlesG2(828)

 Question 290029: What would be the monthly payment on a \$90,000 mortgage at a rate of 7.5% interest for 30 years? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15747)

 Question 290210: In an archery competition, Galen hits the bullseye three times as often as Jason. Jason hits it four times fewer than Kevin and Eddy hits it one less than twice the number of times that Kevin does. Nathalie hits the bullseye as many times as Jason and Galen combined. If Kevin hits the bullseye 9 times, how many times was the bullseye hit? (A)24 (B) 42 (C) 54 (D) 60 (E) 66 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 290249: the area of a rectangular rug is 56 feet. If the width of the rug is 7 feet, what is the length of the rug Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 290257: Can use some help with a word problem. This is what it is: A biologist recorded 2 snakes on 9 acres in one area and 9 snakes on 12 acres in another are. Let s be the number of snake and a be the number of acres. Find a linear equation that you could use to calculate for any number of acres. I tried to put the numbers in the formula of y=mx+b (2,9)and (9,12). I solved for m and got -3/7, but I know I am doing something wrong because we have choices as: a)s=7a b)3s=-2a+9 c)3s-7a-57 d)3s-7a I do not know what I am doing wrong because my final answer was y=6/7+b. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 290233: The number of positive integers k for which the equation kx − 12 = 3k has an integer solution for x is A.3 B. 4 C. 5 D. 6 E. 7 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 290306: 24 boxes are carried by 24 people. Adults can carry 3 boxes Teenages can carry 2 boxes and 3 children can carry 1 box. How do I figure hown many of which people carried how many boxes. Some thing like 3 adults 2 teenagers and 6 children??? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15747)

 Question 290325: john has 4800 saved. He plans to save 500 every month so that he can have enough money for a down payment on a house. He needs to save a total of 12,000 for the down payment. How many months will he need to save to have the down payment? Click here to see answer by Deina(147)

 Question 290320: 4.A soft drink manufacturer produces 15,600 cans of soda per hour. Cans are packed 24 per case. How many cases could be filled with the cans produced in four hours? Click here to see answer by Deina(147)

 Question 290322: 6.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 Fombitz(13828)

 Question 290349: 15.Candy bars were priced at .50 each but did not sell. Then the price was reduced and they all sold in one day for a total of \$31.93. What was the reduced price for each candy bar? Click here to see answer by Deina(147)
 Question 290349: 15.Candy bars were priced at .50 each but did not sell. Then the price was reduced and they all sold in one day for a total of \$31.93. What was the reduced price for each candy bar? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 290350: Classify each of the following as True or False a.If a number is divisible by 4 and 6 then it is divisible by 24 b.If a number is not divisible by 12, then it is not divisible by 3. Click here to see answer by Deina(147)

 Question 290311: if a car gets 28 miles per gallon how many liters of gas will the car need for a 210 mile trip? Click here to see answer by Deina(147)

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