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 Question 317202: Archeologist have discovered that the 18th century garden of the Charles Carol House in Anapolis, MD. was a right triangle. One leg of the triangle was formed by a 400 ft. long sea wall. The hypotenuse of the triangle was 200 ft. longer than the other leg. What were the dimensions of garden? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 317439: Fifty numerical data points have a mean of 20. If each data point is doubled and combined with the original data points to form 100 data points, what is the numerical average of the combined data? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 317429: determine whether (1,6) is a solution of 2x-8y=-5 is (1,6) a solution to the equation? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 317427: On three consecutive passses, a football team gains 8 yeards, lose 15 yards and gains 50 yards The total net yardage is yards. Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 317426: Soybean meal is 16% protein; cornmeal is 8% protein. How many pounds of each should be mixed together in order to get 320 lb mixture that is 10% protein? How many pounds of the cornmeal should be in the mixture? How many pounds of the soybean meal should be in mixture? Click here to see answer by Theo(3464)

 Question 317435: If there is one birth in Mathagoni every six seconds, how many births are there in Mathagoni in a 2-hour period? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 317425: find the indicated output for f(x)=2 smal 2 =3x Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 317483: The range of a projectile is directly proportional to the square of its velocity. If a motorcyclist can make a jump of 247.0 feet by coming off a ramp at 71 mph, find the distance the motorcyclist could expect to jump if the speed coming off the ramp were increased to 76 mph. Round to the nearest tenth of a foot. please help me solve! explain this to me please. thanks cz Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6962)

 Question 317481: Hooke's Law states that the distance a spring strethes varies directly as the weight on the spring. A weight of 67 pounds stretches a spring 6 inches. How far will a weight of 81 pounds stretch the spring? Round to the nearest tenth of an inch. Please show me how to work this! thank you in advance cz Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 317487: A ball loses half of its energy every time it hits a surface. After each bounce, it rises to half the height from which it fell. After how many bounces will it rise to a height of less than 1 metre, if the ball initially falls from a height of l00 metres? A)5 B)6 C)7 D)8 E)9 Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 317472: The speed of a bicycle gear, in revolutions per minute, is inversely proportional to the number of teeth on the gear. If a gear with 60 teeth has a speed of 26 revolutions per minute, what will be the speed of a gear with 66 teeth? Round the answer to the nearest revolution per minute. Show or explain for me please. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 317558: You have a 5 foot long ladder, and you lean it against a wall such that the bottom of the ladder is 3 feet away from the wall. The top of the ladder touches the wall at a height of _____ feet? Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1603)

 Question 317606: two pipes are used to fill a water storage tank. the first pipe takes 12 hours to fill and the two together takes 1 hour less than it takes the 2nd pipe to to fill the tank alone. how long will it take the 2nd pipe to fill the tank? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 317722: Container A is half full of water. Container B will hold 9 cups of water. When the contents of container A is poured into container B, container B is 2/3 full. How much will container A hold? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6962)

 Question 317750: car is valued at 62,125 in excellant condition which is 1 3/4 times as much as a car in very nice condition. if you can find an owner willing to part with one for any price.What would be the value of the car in very nice condition? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 317753: company sells batteries(\$3) and pens (\$5). In August total sales were \$960.00 customers bought 5 times as many batteries as boxes of pens. How many of each did company sell?? x+5x=960 6x=960 6 6 x=160X5=800-batteries sold x=160X1=160-pens sold I am a adult student who has never had alegbra and I have problems creating the equations. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 317724: When Dave walks to school, he averages 90 steps per minute, each of his steps are 75 cm long. It takes him 16 minutes to get to school. His brother, Jack, going to school by the same route,averages 100 steps per minute, but his steps are only 60 cm long. How long does it take Jack to get to school? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 317721: My yearly salary is \$30,000, and it is increased by \$3,000 a year. Your yearly salary is \$20,000, and it will be increased by \$5,000 a year. In how many years will we both have the same yearly salary? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 317886: Gwen mixes 5 pounds of dried cranberries that sell for \$4 per pound with some dried apples that sell for \$3 per pound. If she wants the mix to be worth \$3.25 per pound, then how many pounds of apples should she use? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 317885: If the perimeter of a rectangular courtyard is 36 yd, and the length is 3 yd longer than twice the width, then what are the length and width? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 317902: Pamela requires 3 hours to swim 15 miles downstream in the illinois river. The return trip upstream takes 5 hours. Find Pamela's average speed in still water. How fast is the current?( assume that Pamela's speed is the same in each direction) Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 318040: What is the momentum of a 100 kg football player who is moving at 7 m/s? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28598)

 Question 318090: at a bicycle store there were a bunch of bicycles and tricycles. If there were 32 seats and 72 wheels, how many bicycles and how many tricycles were there Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 318224: In a college there are 13 times as many students as professors. If together the students and professors number 28,000, how many students are there in the college Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 318241: you are given 8 identical coins and a balance scale. seven of the coins weight the same, but the eighth is lighter. you many use the balcne three times to determine which coin is lighter. show how you do this. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 318466: A coffee distributor needs to mix a Ethiopian coffee blend that normally sells for \$8.80 per pound with a Arabian Mocha coffee blend that normally sells for \$14.30 per pound to create 10 pounds of a coffee that can sell for \$9.35 per pound. How many pounds of each kind of coffee should they mix? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 318502: A 17-ft pipe is cut into two pieces. The shorter piece is 8 ft shorter that the longer piece. What is the length of the longer piece? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 318495: How many seconds will it take for a train 300 meters long travelling at 100 km/hr to pass a man jogging at 10 km/hr in the same direction? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 318539: Solution "A" is 50% acid and solution "B" is 20% acid. How many liters of each should be combined to make 300 Liters of solution that is 40% acid? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 318563: What is the length and width of a room that is 185 square feet? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)
 Question 318563: What is the length and width of a room that is 185 square feet? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 318558: A city council decided to levy a 10¢-per-cup tax on fancy coffee drinks sold there. They estimated the tax would gross about \$6 million per year. About how many fancy coffee drinks are sold per year in that city? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)
 Question 318558: A city council decided to levy a 10¢-per-cup tax on fancy coffee drinks sold there. They estimated the tax would gross about \$6 million per year. About how many fancy coffee drinks are sold per year in that city? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 318693: A triangular board has a height two thirds as tall as the base. If the area of the board is 75sq cm, what is the length of the base and height? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 318841: what is the length of a rectangular lot that has a perimeter of 300m and a width of 50m? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 318879: Television sets: What does it mean to refer to a 20 inch TV set or a 25 inch TV set? Such units refer to diagonal of the screen. A 15 inches TV set also has a width of 12 inches. What is the height of a 15 inch TV in inches? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 318045: What is the momentum of a 35 kg shell fired from a cannon with a velocity of 500 m/s? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 319134: For arectanglar garden, the length is 12 ft and the width is 7 feet. Find the length of the diagonal. Round to the nearest tenth of a foot. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 319089: On the first day of Jack's exercise program, he jogged1/8 mile. Every day after that, he increases the distance he jogs by 1/8 mile. If he has jogged a total of 3 1/2miles so far, how far must he jog tomorrow? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 319052: Gwen bought a new toyota corolla. The selling price plus the 8% state sales tax was \$15,714 what was the selling price? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 319135: If a PENDULUM HAS A PERIOD OF 2 seconds, find its length, rounded to nearest tenth of a foot. Use formula T= 2II Squared L/32 Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 319197: Perimeter of a rectangle.The width of a rectangular playground is 2x -5 feet, and the length is 3x + 9 feet. Write a polynomial P(x) that represents the perimeter and then evaluate this perimeter polynomial if x is 4 feet. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28598)

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