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 Question 7135: A salesperson earns \$350 per week plus 10% of her weekly sales. Find the sales necessary for the slaesperson to earn at least \$800 in one week. Click here to see answer by glabow(165)

 Question 7153: Leon drove 270 miles to the lodge in the same time as Pat drove 330 miles to the lodge. If Pat drove 10 miles per hour faster than Leon, then how fast did each of them drive? Click here to see answer by glabow(165)

 Question 7126: I'm having trouble trying to figure out how to set up the formula to solve a question asked to me. I was asked to figure out the mph of a skydiver free falling 7000 feet in 45 seconds. If you have any insight to this could you please assist me. Click here to see answer by prince_abubu(198)

 Question 7219: NEED TO KNOW THE STEPS TO GET TO THE ANSWER! ~How soon after 5 o'clock will the hands on a clock first be together? Click here to see answer by mathwhiz(13)

 Question 7339: Jim is able to sell a hand-carved statue for \$670 which was a 35% profit over his cost. How much did the statue originally cost him? Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 7340: If r = 5 z then 15 z = 3 y, then r = Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 7354: John is traveling to a meeting that is 28 miles away. He needs to be there in 30 minutes. How fast does he need to go to make it to the meeting on time? Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1277)

 Question 7353: Jim can fill a pool carrying buckets of water in 30 minutes. Sue can do the same job in 45 minutes. Tony can do the same job in 1 ½ hours. How quickly can all three fill the pool together Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1277)

 Question 7366: Sandy plans to drive 35 miles from Dayton to Pleasantville. The speed limit on the road is 55 miles per hour. How long should sandy drive. I am using yet I still fail to come up with the correct answer. Please help me. Thank you Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 7543: he sales price of a car is \$12,590, which is 20% off the original price. What is the original price? Click here to see answer by bonster(299)

 Question 7480: A motorcycle breaks down and the rider must walk the rest of the way to work. The motorcycle speed was 45 mph and the rider walks at 6 mph. The distance from home to work is 25 miles, that the total time for the trip was 2 hr. How far did the motorcycle go before it broke down? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 7621: Please help, I have been trying to figure this out for 3 days. I know I should use x for Elizabeth's speed and x+5 for Rick's speed but I am having trouble coming up with the equation to solve. Elizabeth and her husband Rick bicycled cross-country together. One morning, Elizabeth rode 40 miles. By traveling only 5 miles per hour faster and putting in one more hour, Rick covered twice the distance Elizabeth covered. What is the speed of each cyclist? Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 7628: The amount of a radioactive tracer remaining after t days is given by A = A0 e^–0.18t, where A0 is the starting amount at the beginning of the time period. How much should be acquired now to have 40 grams remaining after 3 days? Click here to see answer by prince_abubu(198)

 Question 7658: I have a problem that I need help with. Here it is. I also show what I think the answer is. TOTAL DISTANCE. Hanson drove his rig at x mph for 3 hours, then increased his speed to x + 15 mph and drove for 2 more hours. Write a polynomial that represents the total distance that he traveled. Find the total distance if x = 45 mph Here is what I did: 3x + 2(x + 15) 3x + 2x + 30 5x + 30 5(45) + 30 225 + 30 Answer: 255 miles. Please let me know if this is correct. Thanks. All help is greatly appreciated. Click here to see answer by drglass(89)

 Question 7758: Runner A is initially 1.0 mi west of a flagpole and is running with a constant velocity of 2.0 mi/h due east. Runner B is initially 3.0 mi east of the flagpole and is running with a constant velocity of 5.0 mi/h due west. How far are the runners from the flagpole when they meet? My work: 4mi=7t t=4/7 t=.5714 (not right answer) Click here to see answer by prince_abubu(198)

 Question 7859: please help with this problem: Bob fenced in a rectangular garden in his yard. The length of the rectangle is 5 feet longer than the width and the perimeter is 70 feet. What is the width of the rectangle? thanks Click here to see answer by mathwhiz(13)

 Question 7858: Please help with this word problem: A woman made a deposit of \$183. If her deposit consisted of 83 bills, some of them one-dollar bills and the rest being five-dollar bills, how many one-dollar bills did she deposit? thanks Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 8062: I can not figure this out>>>> Thanks for your help Marta leaves home at 9 am bicycling at a rate of 24 mi/h two hours later John leaves driving at a rate of 48 mi/h at what time will john catch up with Marta Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 8137: Cindy ran .546 miles in 4 minutes and 50 seconds. How many miles per minute did she run? Remember to convert the seconds to minutes. Click here to see answer by srinivas123(23)

 Question 8142: Thank you for your help! If two planes leave an airport at 1:00pm, how far in distance will they be at 3:00pm if one plane drove directly North 150mph and the other drove directly west 200mph? Click here to see answer by srinivas123(23)

 Question 8339: How long would it take and SR71 blackbird to travel 5570 miles, if it travels at an average speed of 2228 mph? Click here to see answer by ichudov(499)

 Question 7757: The perimeter of a rectangle is 260 meters. The length is 30 meters greater than its width. Find the dimensions of the rectangle. Click here to see answer by bonster(299)
 Question 7757: The perimeter of a rectangle is 260 meters. The length is 30 meters greater than its width. Find the dimensions of the rectangle. Click here to see answer by nguy0279(1)

 Question 8578: A man drove 220 miles in 3.5 hours. if part of the trip was at 60 mph and the rest at 65 mph, find the time spent driving at the faster speed. Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 8576: Geffrey and Jersey are 350 meters apart and start walking towards one another at constant rates. if Geffry travels at 1.5 meters per second and jersey travels at 2 meters per second, how long will they walk until they meet? how far has each of them gone? Click here to see answer by jainenderkapoor(61)

 Question 8822: A car travels at 40 km/h for 30 min and 60 km/h for 15 min. How far does it travel in this time? Click here to see answer by George(3)

 Question 9317: A freight train left Beeville at 5am traveling 30mph. At 7am an express train traveling 50 mph left the same station. When did the express overtake the freight? (I believe I know the answer, I just don't know how to set it up into a table. I believe both trains meet at 10 A.M.) Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 9324: Jason's motorboat can make an average of 8mph. One day he sets out for a trip, only to have the motor break down. Jason rows back at 2mph. When he reaches his dock, he finds that he has been gone 5 hours. How far has he rowed? (Thanks for the help!) Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)
 Question 9324: Jason's motorboat can make an average of 8mph. One day he sets out for a trip, only to have the motor break down. Jason rows back at 2mph. When he reaches his dock, he finds that he has been gone 5 hours. How far has he rowed? (Thanks for the help!) Click here to see answer by huntingmaster325(15)

 Question 9328: At a certain time two airplanes start from the same airport and travel in opposite directions at 350 mph and 325 mph respectively. In how many hours will they be 2025 miles apart? (I appreciate the help.) Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 9332: How many kilometers per hour (k/p/h) is there for 65 miles per hour (m/p/h)? In other words: 65 m/p/h = ? k/p/h Click here to see answer by DWL(56)
 Question 9332: How many kilometers per hour (k/p/h) is there for 65 miles per hour (m/p/h)? In other words: 65 m/p/h = ? k/p/h Click here to see answer by lucky83(12)

 Question 9351: Please help me with this problem, I just can't seem to come up with the right formula. I will apreciate help in comming up with the correct formula. Thank you! Two joggers left their homes, which are 21 miles apart, at the same time. They agree to meet at a point somewhere in between in 1.5 hours. If the rate of one of the joggers is 2 miles per hour faster than the other, find the rate of each jogger. Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 9712: Lorna leaves Tyler on her moped at a rate of 24 km/h. One hour later, her roommmate Allison realizes she has forgotten her helmet and sets after her in car. How far will Allison have to drive to overtake Lorna in half an hour? Click here to see answer by prince_abubu(198)

 Question 9701: On Saturday morning, Lynn walked for 2 hours and then ran for 30 minutes. If she ran twice as fast as she walked and she covered 12 miles altogether, then how fast did she walk? Click here to see answer by prince_abubu(198)

 Question 9900: Two children, who are 224 meters apart, start walking toward each other at the same instant at rates of 1.5 m/sec and 2 m/sec, respectively when will they meet? How far will each have walked? Click here to see answer by mathmaven53(29)

 Question 9899: Two children, who are 224 meters apart, start walking toward each other at the same instant at rates of 1.5 m/sec and 2 m/sec, respectively when will they meet? How far will each have walked? Click here to see answer by askmemath(368)

 Question 9992: the cross-country team left school and trotted at 6 miles per hour. then they ran back to the school at 8 miles per hour. if the total trip took 7 hours. how far was the clubhouse? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 9944: A train travels at a speed of 60km/hr for 1.5 hours. How far has the train traveled? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 9945: Brett started a 1/2 marathon at 6:30 A.M. and he did not cross the finish line until 1:05 P.M. How long did it take for Bret to finish the race ? Another question is John is traveling to a meeting that is 28 miles away. He needs to be there in 30 minutes. How fast does he need to go to make it to the meeting on time ? The other question is on a map 1/3 inch equals 15 miles. The distance between two towns on a map is 3 2/3 inches. How many miles are actually between to two towns ? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 10284: a plane travels at 420mph from point A to point B then returns from point B to point A at 360mph, the round trip took 15 hours.what is the distance between point A and Point B? Click here to see answer by mathmaven53(29)

 Question 10289: Two felons (aka bank robbers) flee the First National Bank traveling noth at 100 mph. The alarm goes in and 15 minutes later the local law enforcement (aka police) give chase at 110 mph. When and where will the felons be apprehended? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 10325: A jet ski can go 12 mph in still water. If a rider goes upstream for 3 hours againts a current of 4 mph, how long will it take the rider to return? (Hint: Upstream speed is (12-4)mph; how far can the rider go in 3 hours? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 10338: Hans was driving his car when he noticed that his odometer read 15951. Hans noticed that the nimber was palindromic (the number is read the same way backward as forward). After driving at a constant speed for 1hour. Hans noticed that the odometer displayed a new palindromic number. How fast was hans driving Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 10257: My math problem is this: A car goes from point A to point B, at a rate of 40 mph. Then the same car turns around and goes from point B to point A, at a rate of 60 mph. What is the average speen of this car? My teacher said that it was not 50 mph. I am very confused on this and would like a thurough explination. Thank you so much for this. :D I need all the help, and it is very much appreciated. I've spent time trying to figure out the answer to this, and I've come up with an average speed of 55 mph, but I am not sure how I got that, and I don't know how to check if it is right. Please help me and thank you. Click here to see answer by gsmani_iyer(180)

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