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 Question 312589: How can this problem be simplified? (c-9) -3(c-3) Click here to see answer by rfer(12654)

 Question 312587: How can you translate the square of the quantity 15 less than k into an algebraic expression? Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1599)

 Question 312658: the length of a rose garden is 6 feet more than the width. the garden is surrounded by a uniform pathway which is three feet wide. the area of the pathway alone is 216 square feet. what is the perimeter of the rose garden? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 312670: please help me with this problem. Solve using the five-step problem solving process. Show all steps necessary to arrive to your answer. A 4 ft. by 7 ft. picnic table is placed on an outdoor patio measuring x ft. by (x+3) ft. Find a polynomial for the remaining open space on the patio (in sq. in.) Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 312851: Find a rational function that satisfies the given conditions. a. Vertical asymptotes x = -4, x = 2 b. Vertical asymptote x = -4, x = 5; horizontal asymptote y = ˝; x –intercept (-2, 0) Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 312943: 8. Answer the question. You will need to use the formula 4.9t2 + v0t = s, where t is the time in seconds, v0 is the initial velocity, and s is the distance in meters. Approximately how far will an object fall in 4 seconds, if it is thrown downward at an initial velocity of 20 meters per second (v0) from a helicopter? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6957)

 Question 312936: a drawer contains 4 pens, 2 pencils, and two markers. You randomly select something to write with from the drawer. The P(select a pencil) is _____. (answer in reduced fraction form). Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 312965: There are 1 black, 2 red, 4 green, and 8 gold stars in a bag; the probability of randomly selecting a black star, replace it, then a black star is _____. (answer in reduced form). Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 313113: The population of "G" this year is 3200 more than half of last years population. The population of "G" this year is 26,300. What equation could be solved to find last years population? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)

 Question 313207: The perimeter of a rectangle is 224 inches. The length exceeds the width by 52 inches. Find the length and the width. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 313057: An object's altitude, in meters, is given by the polynomial h + vt - 9.8t2, where h is the height in meters from which the launch occurs, v is the initial upward speed in meters per second, and t is the number of seconds for which the rocket is airborne. A pebble is shot upward from the top of a building 150 meters tall. If the initial speed is 35 meters per second, how high above the ground will the pebble be after 3 seconds? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15646)

 Question 313393: Martin ate 100 cookies in five days. Each day he ate 6 more than the day before. How many cookies did he eat on the first day? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)
 Question 313393: Martin ate 100 cookies in five days. Each day he ate 6 more than the day before. How many cookies did he eat on the first day? Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1422)

 Question 313430: A student gets on the elevator on the first floor. The elevator stops at the second floor to let 3 people get on. It then stops at the third floor to let 2 people get off and 5 people get on. There are now 8 people on the elevator. How many people were on the elevator before the student got on it when it was on the first floor? I worked backwards: 8+5=13, 13-2=11, 11+3=14 the asnwer is 14? (did not count the student) is this correct? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 313432: The body mass index, I, can be used to determine an individual's risk for heart disease. An index less than 25 indicates a low risk. The body mass index is given by the formula, or model, I = 700W/H2, where W=weight in pounds and H=Height in inches. Jerome is 75 inches tall. What weights will keep his body mass index between 19 and 31? Jerome's body mass index will fall between 19 and 31 for the set of all weights such that ___ Round to the nearest tenth as needed. I came up with 25> 700W/75(2 to the power) = 25 • 75(2 to the power) > 700W over 75(2 to the power) x 75(2 to the power) = 25 •(5625) > 700W 140,625 > 700W = 200.893 - 201 rounded to the nearest tenth which will equal a body mass index I = 25. Now I have to figure out the solution of __ Could anyone please help me with this answer. Thank you so much Click here to see answer by PameCR(1)

 Question 313364: A large windmill (for electricity generation) makes about 300 000 revolutions during a week when the wind blows constantly all the time. Which time, in seconds, is closest to the length of time for a single revolution? a 1/5 b 1/2 c 1 d 3/2 e 2 Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15646)

 Question 313515: Your banker tells you that your (one time) investment will double every 12 years. You figure that the effective annual interest rate is ______ percent. The effective annual interest rate is the profit you obtain at the end of each of year, figured as a percentage. Of course you realize that each year you receive interest also for the interest earned in the preceding years. Click here to see answer by rfer(12654)

 Question 313514: You build a box that is 4 feet long, 5 feet wide, and 8 feet high. The distance from the top left front corner to the top right back corner is ____ feet. The distance from the bottom left front corner to the top right back corner is _____ feet. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 313389: In a certain grade 9 class, there are 15 students in the choir and 12 in the drama club. The number of students who are in both the choir and drama club, is the same as the number of students who are in neither. How many students are in the class? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15646)

 Question 313518: Your friend has a cube of gold. You have a cube of gold that weighs twice as much. Your cube is _____ as long as your friends, and it has ____ times the surface area. The ratio of the weight of your cube and the surface area of your cube is ___ times as large as the corresponding ratio of your friend's cube. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 313631: amy paid 60.15 for a pair of running shoes during a 30% off sale. what was the regular price of the shoes before the sale? Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1599)

 Question 313664: For a particular event, 812 tickets were sold for a total of \$1912. If students paid \$2 per ticket and non-students paid \$3 per ticket, how many student tickets were sold? I am having a problem just setting up the initial equation. I think I am over analyzing this problem. I've tried 2t + 3t = 812; I have tried 2t + 3t = 1048 I've went on to the harder problems for my assignment and had no problem finding my solutions. This is a stumper for me. Thank you in advance for your attention to my brain freeze. Jennifer Click here to see answer by texttutoring(324)

 Question 313636: the length of a rectagular parking lot is 4 meters less than twice its width and the perimeter is 316 meters, find the length of the parking lot. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 313635: Last month a factory produced 800 tv's. This month they producted 1,064 tv's. The increase in production from last month to this month is what percentage? An electronic device that perviously sold \$21 has been reduced to \$17.43. The price reduction rounded to the nearest percent is what? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 313593: A box containing 5 oranges weighs 1.678 kilograms. The same box with 10 oranges in it weighs 2.278 kilograms. How much does the empty box weigh? (Assume all oranges weigh the same.) (A) 0.300 kg (B) 0.539 kg (C) 0.600 kg (D) 1.078 kg (E) 1.356 kg Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 313718: A nurse’s work responsibilities include patient checks, directly assisting a physician and preparing patient medications. On Tuesday, Jake, a nurse, spent 2 hours preparing patient medications, 5 hours completing patient checks and 1 hour assisting a physician directly. If Jake’s work hours on Wednesday are spent approximately the same way they were on Tuesday, what are the chances that at any given moment on Wednesday Jake will be completing patient checks or assisting a physician directly? Show step by step work! Give answer as a fraction in lowest terms. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)

 Question 313711: a 210 yard long rope is cut into 3 pieces. the first piece is 3 times as long as the 2nd piece. the third piece is 2 times as long as the 2nd piece. what is the length of the longest piece of rope? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 313681: On Thursday, a local hamburger shop sold a combined total of 336 hamburgers and cheeseburgers. The number of cheeseburgers sold was three times the number of hamburgers sold. How many hamburgers were sold on Thursday? Click here to see answer by rfer(12654)

 Question 313688: a giraffe is six times heavier than a lion. a zebra is one-quarter as heavy as a lion. together they are 450kg. how much does each animal weigh? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 313688: a giraffe is six times heavier than a lion. a zebra is one-quarter as heavy as a lion. together they are 450kg. how much does each animal weigh? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)
 Question 313688: a giraffe is six times heavier than a lion. a zebra is one-quarter as heavy as a lion. together they are 450kg. how much does each animal weigh? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 313786: The odds against Trotting Timmy winning the horse race are 17:6. Determine the probability that Trotting Timmy wins the horse race. (a) 6/17 (b) 6/23 (c) 17/23 (d) 17/6 (e) 23/6 Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 313869: What is the exact and approximate solution to y^2-20y+100=49 Click here to see answer by csr212(7)

 Question 313793: Julie sells 3 ducks and 4 chickens for \$70.30. One chicken and one duck together are sold for \$20.70. What is the price of a chicken? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15646)

 Question 313926: When three times a number is subtracted from seven times the number, the result is 44, What is the number? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 313948: A rectangular window is 10 inches longer than it is wide. If the area of the window is 1200 square inches, find the length and the width. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 313989: A rectangular pool is 30 feet wide and 40 feet long. It is surrounded on all four sides by a wooden deck that is x feet wide. The total area enclosed within the perimeter of the deck is 3000ft^2. What is the width of the deck? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 313796: In a school, all of the students study physics or chemistry. Sixty percent of the students who study physics also study chemistry, but only one third of the chemistry students study physics. If there are 110 students in this school, how many of them study both of these subjects? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 313862: Raphael can load a large shipping truck in 12 hours. Working together, Raphael and Jana can load the same truck in 3 hours. How long would it take Jana to load the truck by herself? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 314087: One number is 9 more than the another number. the smaller number divided by the larger number equals 2/5. find the values of the two numbers? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 314109: jim has gotten scores of 95 and 91 on his first two tests. what score must he get on his third test to keep an average of 95 or greater? show your work. Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 314135: A bag contains 8 pink marbles, 5 green marbles and 10 brown marbles. What is the chance of drawing a green marble? If a green marble is drawn then placed back into the bag, and a second marble is drawn, what is the probability of drawing a brown marble? Give solutions exactly in reduced fraction form, separated by a comma. Show work Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 314140: According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the total 2008 U.S. population was 303,824,640. The chart below summarizes the 2008 population for five U.S. States. State 2008 Population Missouri 5,911,605 Pennsylvania 12,448,279 Tennessee 6,214,888 Utah 2,736,424 Washington 6,549,224 SOURCE: U. S. Census Bureau What is the probability that a randomly selected U.S. resident did not live in Washington? Show step by step work. Round solution to the nearest thousandth. Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 314197: Tickets for a basketball tournament were \$6 for students and \$9 for nonstudents. Total sales were \$10,500, and 250 more student tidkets were sold than nonstudents. How many of each type of ticket were sold? Click here to see answer by texttutoring(324)

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