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Question 507830: Story Problem: One number is 2 more than 5 times the other. Their product is 24.
These are the formulas that I came up with for this story problem, but after substitution method I get the polynomial and get stumped on how to solve them.
xy=24
x=2+5y
(2+5y)y=24 5y^2 +2y=24 where do I go from here?
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Question 507904: how do i solve this problem, The hundreds digit of a threedigit number is 2 more than the units digit. The digits of the original threedigit number are reversed, and the result is subtracted from the original threedigit number. What is the units digit of the result? Describe anything interesting you discover finding the solution. You need to try this out on at least three 3digit numbers of your choosing.
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Question 508833: I have been trying for the past hour to come up with a number trick that results in 4, but I have had no luck.
So far I have tried to add and subtact but if I do the problem again I end up with a different ending number. The number trick has to have at least six stages
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Question 509905: A chemist work on a new project needs 12liters of 50% acid solution, The stockroom only has 40% and 70% solutions. how much of each solution should be mixed together to form 12 liters of a 50% solution.
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Question 509934: The measure of the largest angle of a triangle is three less than 5 times the measure of the smallest angle. The measures of the remaining angle is 1 less than twice the measure of the smallest angle. Find the measure of all three angles.
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