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 Question 321998: How many batting lineups are there for nine players of a baseball team if the center fielder must bat fourth, the second baseman must bat third and the pitcher last? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 322010: The year 1991 was thhe last palindrome year of the second millennium. The year 2002 is the first palindrome year of the third millennium. Including 2002, how many palindrome years will there be, altogether, in the third millennium? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)

 Question 321976: Suppose today is Tuesday. What day of the week will it be 100 days from now? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)

 Question 322018: if lynn can type a page in p minutes, what piece of the page can she do in 5 minutes? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 322150: The lease on a car costs \$1795 down and \$278 a month for 36 months. Use a calculator to find the cost of the lease. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31532)

 Question 322049: Aiden put two-fifths of his money into his piggy bank. He had 15 dollars left in his pocket to buy a toy. How much money did Aiden have before he put money in his bank? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 322265: If a 22 inch rope is to be cut into two pieces so that one piece is 3 inches longer than twice the other, how long is each piece? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 322300: how is this type of problem solved? Suizie is traveling at a speed of ten miles faster then Mary. it takes Suzie ten hours to get to Las Vegas and Mary fifteen hours to get to Las Vegas, how fast are Mary and Suzie traveling? thanks a lot Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 322313: At Pete’s Pizzeria, a pizza costs \$6 and a soda costs 75¢. What is the total cost of 2 pizzas and 4 sodas (before taxes)? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 322374: A lawn mower cost \$490 when new and is expected to last 10 years. What will it be worth in 6.5 years? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 322376: An object in free fall travels a distance s that is directly proportional to the square of the time t. If an object falls 1,024 feet in 8 seconds, how far will it fall in 12 seconds? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 322455: If a pro basketball player has a vertical leap of about 20 inches, what is his hang time? Use hang time function V=48T^2 Round to nearest tenth I got .6455 rounded to the nearest tenth it would be .6 can someone varify this is correct? Please and thank you. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28715)

 Question 322539: the perimeter of a rectangle is 240 inches. the length exceeds the width by 76 inches. find the length and the width Click here to see answer by QH(50)

 Question 322571: An object dropped from 121 feet will reach what speed in MPH? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 322569: An object dropped from 121 feet reaches what speed? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 322604: an 18 ft pipe is to be cut into 3 pieces such that the second piece is 1 foot longer than the first, and the third piece is 1 foot longer than the second. what is the longest piece? Click here to see answer by jessica43(140)

 Question 322618: Deshawn and Shayna are selling flower bulbs for a school fundraiser. Customers can buy bags of windflower bulbs and bags of daffocil bul bs. Deshawn sold 10 bags of windflower bulbs and 12 bags of daffodil bulbs for a total of \$380. Shayna sold 6 bags of windflower bulbs and 8 bags of daffodil bulbs for a total of \$244. What is the cost each of one bag of windflower bulbs and one bag of daffodil bulbs? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 322648: A carpenter charges \$10 per square foot to lay a floor. If a square-shaped hallway is 6 feet along one side, and the customer has a coupon for \$25 off the total, then how much will the floor cost? Click here to see answer by jessica43(140)

 Question 322649: Groups of campers were going to an island. On the first day 10 went over and 2 came back. On the second day, 12 went over and 3 came back. If this pattern continues, how many would be on the island at the end of a week? Click here to see answer by CharlesG2(828)

 Question 322702: How many pairs of integers (x,y) are there such that x^2-y^2 = 2400^2 ? Click here to see answer by CharlesG2(828)

 Question 322700: I wasn't sure what "type" of problem to put this under so hopefully you can help me. Question: Suppose that a 50 million gallon contamination is reduced by 20% every year. How long will it take to have only 100,000 gallons of oil contamination left in the Gulf? I am not sure how to figure this out. Thank you for your help Beth Click here to see answer by galactus(183)

 Question 322800: A person 6 feet tall casts a 15 foot shadow on a building. How tall is the person who casts a 10 foot shadow on the building? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 322806: Find a number which is decreased by 54 and is 5 times its opposite? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 322855: The length of a rectangle is 7 m less than 4 time the width. the perimeter is 136 m. Find the width and lenght. Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 322928: This coming Halloween, Tom plans to scare twice as many people as Sam, and Sam plans to scare three times as many people as Roz. In all, they plan to scare at most 2005 people. If no one is scared more than once, at most how many people does Sam plan to scare? Click here to see answer by jessica43(140)

 Question 322962: Need help finding the radius. If the diameter of a circle is 1.3 x 〖10〗^(-12) meters, then what is its radius? Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 322956: A balloonist throws a sandbag downward at 24 feet per second from an altitude of 720 feet. Its height (in feet) above the ground after t seconds is given by S(t) = 16t2 - 24t + 720. a) Find S(1). b) What is the height of the sandbag 2 seconds after it is thrown? c) How long does it take for the sandbag to reach the ground? [On the ground, S(t ) = 0.] Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 322955: Two positive numbers differ by 6, and their squares differ by 96. Find the numbers. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 322918: The desks in a classroom are arranged in straight rows. John is in the third row from the front and the fourth row from the back. He is also third from the left end of a row and fifth from the right. How many desks are in the classroom? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 323064: Write a quadratic equation in the variable x having given numbers as solutions. Type the equation in standard form, ax^2 +bx+c=0. ( The solutions are -9,2). The equation is ____=0 Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31532)

 Question 323160: A total of 570 tickets were sold for the school play. There were 70 more student tickets sold than adult tickets. How many adult tickets were sold? Click here to see answer by QH(50)

 Question 323214: Dexter has 36 pets. He has 3 times as many fish as mice and half as many cats as mice. How many of each pet does he have? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 323199: A certain medicine is given in an amount proportional to a patient's body weight. Suppose a patient weighing 172 pounds requires 258 milligrams of medicine. What is the weight of a patient who requires 165 milligrams of medicine? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 323185: Sand sell for 8.5 cents per pound How much will save by buying 100 pound sack at 8.25 Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 323282: A large pump can fill a 10,000 gallon tank 5 hours faster than a small pump. The large pump outputs water 100 gallons per hour faster than the small pump. Find the number of gallons pumped in 1 hour by each pump. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 323221: In Feb 2006 in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, a team of archaeologists uncovered the first tomb since King Tut's tomb was found in 1922. The tomb contained five wooden sarcophagi that contained mummies. The archaeologists believed that the mummies are from the 18th Dynasty, about 3300 to 3500 years ago. Determine the amount of carbon-14 that the mummies have lost. (Recall the half-life of carbon-14 is 5750 years.) Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 323473: Working alone, Ryan can dig a 10 ft by 10 ft hole in five hours. Castel can dig the same hole in six hours. How long would it take them if they worked together? I tried several ways to solve it but I can't seem to get the right answer. Because the answer to the problem is not what I am getting. Please I need help? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31532)

 Question 323390: Jan works due north of home. her husband Alan works due east. They leave for work at the same time. By the time Jane is 7 miles from hom, the distance between them is one mile more than Alan's distance from home. How far from home is Alan? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 323557: Not sure if this goes here but thank you for your help. A country has 221 mobile cellular telephones per 250 inhabitants. If the country's population is about 2,800,000 how many mobile cellular telephones does the country have? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 323579: Find the least number which is both a multiple of 20 and a multiple of 21. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)

 Question 323527: Hello, Can someone please help me with this problem I am stuck and not sure how get the answers. In a survey of 163 dancers, 95 knew the Salsa, 129 knew the Merengue, and 89 knew the Cha Cha. Of these, 80 knew the Merengue and Salsa dances, 52 knew the Salsa and Cha Cha, and 75 knew the Merengue and Cha Cha. Fifty dancers knew all three dances. Create a Venn diagram to reflect the above data, label your diagram clearly Use your diagram to answer the following questions here. (a) How many knew only the Salsa? (b) How many knew only the Cha Cha? c) How many knew exactly two of the three dances? (d) How many knew the Merengue and Salsa, but not the Cha Cha? (e) How many knew none of these dances? Click here to see answer by Theo(3504)

 Question 323643: A single card is drawn from a standard 52-deck of cards with four suits; 13 cards per suit. If each siot has three face cards, how many ways could the drawn card be either a heart of any kind or a face card? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

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