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 Question 244979: a rectangle has a perimeter of 160' and the width is x and the lenght is 2x-10. What would the area also be. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 245193: suppose x and y are similar. The demenstions of rectangles x are 5 cm by 7 cm. The area of rectangle Y is 140 square cm. What are the dimensions of rectangle Y? I know i have to find a scale factor between the two rectangles. Please help. Thank you Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 245348: Please help me with this word problem: a glider flies 8 miles south from the airport and then 15 miles east. then it flies in a straight line back to the airport. What was the distance of the gliders last leg back to the airport? Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1603)

 Question 245404: The length of a rectangle is 4 times the width. The perimeter is 200 ft. Find the length & width of the rectangle. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 245440: a 45 ft by 35 ft rectangular barn sits inside of a pasture. a 75 ft rope, to which a goat is tied, is mounted to the midpoint of the longer side of the barn. what is the total grazing area of the goat? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 245501: Find the measure of an angle whose supplement measures 5 degrees greater than six times its complement? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 245500: the distance between dodgeville and lexington is 360 miles. On a certain map, this distance is represented by 15 inches. On the same map, rockport and springtown are 21 inches apart. What is the actual distance between rockport and springtown? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 245537: Find a right triangle with side lengths that are intergers with an area of 84. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 245671: I have no clue how to set up this word problem, I think it has to do with factoring, but I don't know how to set it up: If the width of a rectangular box is increased by 2cm and the length is increased by 1cm the volume of the resulting box is 96cm^3 greater than the volume of the original box. Find the dimensions of the original box. Click here to see answer by TheProdicalSon(33)

 Question 245660: I am a pentagon. My perimeter is 35 inches. Each of my sides is the same length. How long is one of my sides? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 245724: The hypotenuse of a right triangle is 25 m long. The length of one leg is 10 m less than twice the other. Find the length of each leg. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 245766: a rectangle has sides of length 7 and 12, if the perimeter of a similar rectangle is 95. Find the length of its shorter side Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 245879: Square corners, five units on a side, are removed from a twenty unit by thirty-unit rectangular sheet of cardboard. The sides are folded to form an open box. Find the surface area of the exterior of the box, in square units. (A)200 (B) 375 (C) 475 (D) 500 (E) 600 Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 245876: Determine the area of the quadrilateral whose vertices are (1,3), (6,5), (9,1) and (3,-3). Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 245941: Making a simming pool The Rectangular shape is 2 m longer then twice the width. I was going to use 12 meter wide and 14 meter long..is this correct? What is the appropriate depth? What is a formula for calculating the volume of material needed to fill your element. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 245953: I have to draw up plans for a landscape design. I am going to design a hockey rink The rectangle shape is 2m longer then twice the width. I must choose an appropriate depth for my design element. What would that be? What would be the formula for calculating the volume of material needed to fill my element? Then I need to use the formula to calculate the volume of material needed for widths of 2m, 3m, 4m and 5m. Which width is better and why? Many thanks for your help!!!! Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 245963: A flag pole 24 feet high is 10 feet away from the base of its anchor cable. How long is the anchor cable? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 245990: Using the existing elevation of the Big Island of Hawaii, and an assumed lava flow-rate from the hot spot of 300,000 cubic-meters per second, how long did it take to form the Big Island of Hawaii? Please show assumptions, formulas, and your calculation. Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 246096: I am to find a polynomial for the remaining area of a rectangular shaped corral measuring 23m by 17m, after a circular based silo of x meters is built inside of it. Thus far, I have A=23m X 17m - nr^2. Is this correct? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 246217: What is the answer to this problem? I'm having a hard time with it? A scalene triangle has three unequal sides. The perimeter of a scalene triangle is 144 m. If the first side is twice as long as the second side and the third side is 24 m longer than the second side, then what are the measures of the sides? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)
 Question 246217: What is the answer to this problem? I'm having a hard time with it? A scalene triangle has three unequal sides. The perimeter of a scalene triangle is 144 m. If the first side is twice as long as the second side and the third side is 24 m longer than the second side, then what are the measures of the sides? Click here to see answer by dabanfield(803)

 Question 246538: Find the measures of one of the exterior angles at the base of an isosceles triangle if one of the angles of the triangle is 80 degrees?? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 246886: i need to find the length of a rectangle which is 4 more than the width. if the area of the triangle is 96 sq inches, i have to find the dimensions of the triangle. Click here to see answer by dabanfield(803)

 Question 246908: If the base of a ladder is placed on the ground 4ft from a house, how tall must the ladder be (to the nearest foot) to reach the chimney top that extends 18.5ft above the ground? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 247155: A square and a triangle have equal perimeters. The lengths of the three sides of the triangle are 6.1 cm, 8.2 cm and 9.7 cm. What is the area of the square in square centimeters? (A)24 (B) 25 (C) 36 (D) 48 (E) 64 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 247276: If the volume of the box is 1600 cubic centimeters, what are the dimensions of the box if no side can be greater than 25 centimeters? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 247783: Please clarify the following problem: The work surface of a desk is a rectangle that is twice as long as it is wide. If the area of the desktop is 18ft.2, find the length and width of the desk. I have: 2x*x=18.2 2x^2=18.2 2x^2-18.2=0 2(x^2-9.1)=02(x-3.016)(x+3.016)=0 x=3.016 Check: 3.016*6.032=18.19 (Am I figuring this right?) Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 248315: A Rectangular field has a length 10 feet more than it's width. If the area of the field is 264 feet, what are the dimensions Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 248323: find the area of a trapezoid with height of 9m and a base of 30m,34m Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 248324: A rectangular box with a square base is 6 centimeters taller than it is wide. If the surface area of the box is 1710 square centimeters, find the width of the base of the box in centimeters. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15657)

 Question 248612: Two of the angles of a heptagon are 150 degrees. The other 5 angles are all y. What is the value of y? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 248821: Marty's goldfish is getting really big, His mom suggested he buy a tank with twice the volume. If the dimensions of Marty's fish tank are 24 in by 12 in by 18 in, which tank below would have twice the volume? A. 4 ft by 2 ft by 1.5 ft B. 2 ft by 2 ft by 2 ft C. 4 ft by 2 ft by 1 ft D. 2 ft by 1 ft by 3 ft I chose c. wouldn't that be correct? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)
 Question 248821: Marty's goldfish is getting really big, His mom suggested he buy a tank with twice the volume. If the dimensions of Marty's fish tank are 24 in by 12 in by 18 in, which tank below would have twice the volume? A. 4 ft by 2 ft by 1.5 ft B. 2 ft by 2 ft by 2 ft C. 4 ft by 2 ft by 1 ft D. 2 ft by 1 ft by 3 ft I chose c. wouldn't that be correct? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 248897: Find the measure of an angle whose measure is 18 degrees less than one-half of the measure of its complement. Click here to see answer by Theo(3464)

 Question 248913: If the length and width of a rectangle are each increased by 10% then the perimeter of the rectangle is increased by (A) 1% (B) 10% (C) 20% (D) 21% Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6962)

 Question 249000: how do you draw a rectangle which is at least 25 square inches in area? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 249155: A cylinder has a radius of 3 cm and a height of 8 cm. What is the longest segment, in centimeters, that would fit inside the cylinder? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 249252: The length of the sides of triangle are in the rtio of 3 to 5 to 6. if the perimeter of the triangle is 70, what is the length f the longest side? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8909)

 Question 249391: what is the measure of the angel of a pentagon? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

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