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 Question 213289: The perimeter of a rectangle is 72 meters. If the width is 8 meters less than the length, then what is the width of the rectangle? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 213310: if the area of a triangle is 54 square inches and the base is 12 inches, then what is the height? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6958)

 Question 213332: Brandon gets a 40% discount on loose diamonds where he works. The cost of the setting is \$250. If he plans to spend at most \$1450, then what is the price range (list price) of the diamonds he can afford? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9676)

 Question 213390: A poster is 15 inches longer than it is wide. Find a function that models its area A in terms of its width w. Click here to see answer by RAY100(1637)
 Question 213390: A poster is 15 inches longer than it is wide. Find a function that models its area A in terms of its width w. Click here to see answer by drj(1380)

 Question 213396: A gardener has 46 ft of fencing to be used to enclose a rectangular garden that has a border 2 feet wide surrounding it. If the length of the garden is twice its width what will be the dimensions of the garden? Click here to see answer by drj(1380)

 Question 213410: a carpenter has a wooden dowel that is 72 cm long. she wants to cut it into 2 pieces so that one is 5 times as long as the other. what are the lentghs of the two pieces? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 213466: An ecology center wants to set up an experimental garden using 300m of fencing to enclose a rectangular area of 5000m2. Find the dimensions of the garden. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 213432: A machine produces open boxes using square sheets of metal measuring 12 inches on each side. The machine cuts wqual-sized squares whose sides measure 2 inches from each corner. Then it shapes the metal into an open box by turning up the sides, Find the volume of the box. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 213522: Two trains leave springfield at the same time traveling in p Opposite direction. The eastbound train travels at 48 miles per hour and the westbound train travals at 54 miles per hour. In how many hours will they be 255 miles apart? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)
 Question 213522: Two trains leave springfield at the same time traveling in p Opposite direction. The eastbound train travels at 48 miles per hour and the westbound train travals at 54 miles per hour. In how many hours will they be 255 miles apart? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16885)

 Question 213531: A farmer has a 10% insecticide solution and a 50% solution. How much of each should he mix together to obtain 40 gallons of a 35% solution? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 213541: The circumference of a circle is 80 inches. Find the radius to the nearest tenth of an inch. Click here to see answer by rfer(12657)
 Question 213541: The circumference of a circle is 80 inches. Find the radius to the nearest tenth of an inch. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 213537: The length of a rectangle is four less than twice the width. The perimeter is 46 inches. Find the dimensions of the rectangle. Click here to see answer by rfer(12657)
 Question 213537: The length of a rectangle is four less than twice the width. The perimeter is 46 inches. Find the dimensions of the rectangle. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 213528: Julie inherited \$10000 from her uncle . She invested part in stocks and the rest in bonds. The stocks paid an annual interest rate of 3% and the bonds paid 5% annually. If her total annual income from these two investment was \$413. How much did she invest in each? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 213546: There were 115 people who attended the eagle basketball game. Tickets for students sold for \$4 each and tickets for non-students sold for \$7 each. If the total ticket sales were \$553, how many students attended the game? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 213532: Nancy has 26 coins in her pocket. The coins are dimes and quarters and worth \$3.65. How many dimes does she have? How many quarters does she have? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9676)

 Question 213409: You are the office manager for Dr. Rogers. The increasing cost of making photocopies is a concern to Dr. Rogers. She wants to examine alternative to the current financing plan. The office currently leases a copy machine for \$110 per month and pays \$0.025 per copy. A 3-year payment plan is available that cost \$125 per month and \$0.015 per copy. (a.) If the office expects to run 100,000 copies per year, which is the better plan? (b) How much money will the better plan save over the other plan? Click here to see answer by rfer(12657)

 Question 213518: A sailboat leavea the harbor traveling at 36mph.four hours later ,a motorboat begins to pursue thesailboat at the speed of 60mph. a. How long will it take the motorboat to catch up to the sailboat ? b. How far from the harbor will they meet? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9676)

 Question 211961: Can someone help with this solution The odds against Thunderbolt winning the Birmingham Derby are 11:3. Find the probability that Thunderbolt wins. A)3/11 B)3/14 C)8/11 D)8/14 E)3/8 Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9676)

 Question 211958: Please help with this, I'm a lot lost with this one During the last hour, a telemarketer dialed 25 numbers and reached 7 busy signals, 3 answering machines, and 15 people. Use this information to determine the empirical probability that the next call will be answered in person. Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 211954: Need help with this question I'm stuck A specific Brand of bike comes in two frames, for males or females. Each frame comes in a choice of three colors, red, white, and blue, and with a choice of three seats soft, medium, and hard. I can't figure out how to draw the three. have the answer to A. but not to B and C. kinda got lost. A) Use the counting principle to determine the number of different arrangements of bicycles that are possible. B) Construct a tree diagram illustrating all the different arrangements of bicycles that are possible. C) List the sample space. Click here to see answer by Theo(3464)

 Question 213771: A door is 4 1/4ft wide. Two hooks are to be attached to the door so that they are 1 1/2in. apart and the same distance from each edge. How far from the edge of the door should each hook be located? Give your answer in feet. Click here to see answer by Theo(3464)

 Question 213865: This is from a textbook.snajay earns \$13.00 each week from his paper route.he earns 15 cents for each daily paper and 35 cents for each sunday paper he delivers.he delievers twice as many daily papers as sunday papers.how many of each type does he deliver each week? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9676)

 Question 213945: how do you find out or what is a special way to find out the next time when the hour hand and the minute hand are 90 degrees from each other after 3 oclock? Click here to see answer by rfer(12657)

 Question 213949: The number of diagonals d in a polygon with n sides is given by the formula d=n^2-3n/2. If the polygon has 90 diagonals, how many sides does it have? Click here to see answer by HyperBrain(694)

 Question 214175: The degree measures of the angles of a pentagon are consecutive even integers. Find the measure of the largest angle. (hint: The sum of the measures of the angles of a pentagon is 540 degrees) Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 214228: The perimeter of a certain rectangle is 16 times the width. The length is 12cm more than the width. Find the length and width of the rectangle. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16885)

 Question 214306: find the number of degrees in an interior angle, a central angle, and an exterior angle of the regular polygon named. Hexagon. I really do not have a clue what I am doing here. Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 214389: Calculate the interior andle found in triandle ABC with the given adjacent angle is 76 degrees Click here to see answer by stanbon(57342)

 Question 214444: To find the volume of a box, you can multiply its height, width and length. The measure of the volume of the box is 70. Find the possible dimensions. Thanks Click here to see answer by solver91311(16885)
 Question 214444: To find the volume of a box, you can multiply its height, width and length. The measure of the volume of the box is 70. Find the possible dimensions. Thanks Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 214485: This is NOT from a text book. The perimeter of one square is 36 inches more than the perimeter of a second square, and the area of the first square is 243 square inches more than the area of the second square. Find the area of the larger square. My work so far: Square #1 Perimeter=4s+36 Area=s^2+243 Square #2 Perimeter= 4s Area=s^2 I am unsure of how to set up the equation. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 214680: The length of a rectangle is 5 cm less than 3 times the width. If the perimeter of the rectangle is 46 cm find the dimensions of the rectangle. Click here to see answer by drj(1380)

 Question 214172: If one side of a square is increased by 8cm and an adjacent side decreased by 2cm, a rectangle is formed whose perimeter is 40cm. Find the length of a side of the square. Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 214791: An isosceles triangle has two sides of equal length. The length of one of the equal sides is two more than 3 times the length of the third side. If the perimeter is 46m, find the length of each side. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57342)

 Question 214813: While finding the amount of seed needed to plant his three wheat fields, Hank observed that the side of one field was 1 kilometer longer that the side of the smallest field and that the side of the largest field was 3 kilometers longer than the side of the smallest field. If the total area of the three fields is 38 square kilomters, then what is the area of each field? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15650)