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 Question 249398: The length of a rectangle is 4 inches more than its width. It 2 inches are taken from the length and added to the width, the figure becomes a square with an area of 196 square inches. What are the dimensions of the original figure? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 249584: Find the area of a regular octagon inscribed into a circle of radius 1. Click here to see answer by Theo(3504)

 Question 249624: The side of a square equals the length of a rectangle. The width of the rectangle is 4 meters longer than its length. The sum of the ares of the square and the rectangle is 240 square centimeters. Find the side of the square. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 250510: WHICH SIDE IS LONGEST IN THE TRIANGLE WITH VERTICES A(1,2) B(3,-1) AND C(5,3) Click here to see answer by dabanfield(803)

 Question 250554: One acute angle of a right triangle is 5 times as large as the other. How many degrees are there in each angle? Hint: Either of the angles, not the right angle, is called an acute angle in the right triangle. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)
 Question 250554: One acute angle of a right triangle is 5 times as large as the other. How many degrees are there in each angle? Hint: Either of the angles, not the right angle, is called an acute angle in the right triangle. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 250528: Line M and line N are parallel lines cut by tranversal t. The value of x is 14 degrees less than the value of y. Find the values of x and y. Line N= (y-14) The angle y has the value __ The angle x has the value __ Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 250631: area of a rectagle garden with a lenth of 42 feet and width of 37 feet Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 250766: SUPPOSE THAT THE LENGTH OF A CERTAIN RECTANGLE IS THREE TIMES ITS WITDH. IF THE LENGTH IS DECREASED BY 4 INCHES AND THE WIDTH INCREASE BY 1 INCH, THE NEWLY FORMED RECTANGLE HAS AN AREA OF 40 SQUARE INCHES. FIND THE LENGTH AND WIDTH OF THE ORIGINAL RECTANGLE. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 250888: The top of a rectangular box has an area of 96 square inches. It's side has an area 72 square inches, and it's end has area 48 square inches. What are the dimensions of the box? Any help would be great! Thank you! Click here to see answer by MRperkins(300)

 Question 250878: A rectangular fish tank is 2 feet high and has a volume of 48 feet cubed. What could be a possible set of whole number dimensions for the base of the tank? Click here to see answer by Theo(3504)

 Question 250996: To build a fence around a square garden Lisa and Homer use twelve fence posts which are equally spaced five feet apart. What is the area, in square feet, of their garden? A.100 B.144 C.200 D.225 E.400 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 251065: if 1 gallon of paint covers 400 square feet, about how many gallons of paint are needed to paint the outside of a sherical tank of diameter of 20 feet? Click here to see answer by solver91311(17059)

 Question 251066: if 1 gallon of paint covers 400 square feet, about how many gallons of paint are needed to paint the outside of a spherical tank of diameter of 20 feet? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 251109: if a pole is 24 feet tall and has a shadow of 8 ft, how tall is the shadow of a 72 foot pole? Click here to see answer by actuary(112)

 Question 251367: The length of a rectangle is fixed at 14cm. What widths will make the perimeter greater than 76cm? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)

 Question 251278: A ladder is resting against a wall. The top of the ladder touches the wall at 9 feet high. Find the length of the ladder if the length is three more feet than the distance of the bottom of the ladder from the wall. a) 9 feet b) 12 feet c) 15 feet d) 18 feet e) 21 feet Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1614)

 Question 251484: Given two similar triangles, the area of the larger triangle is sixteen times the area of the smaller triangle. Find the ratio of the perimeter of the larger triangle to the perimeter of the smaller triangle . Click here to see answer by rfadrogane(214)

 Question 251734: A farmer has 230 ft of fence to enclose a rectangular garden. What is the largest garden area that can be enclosed with the 230 ft of fence? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 251752: Would someone mind helping me on these please? The perimeter of a rectangle is 74 m. The length is 7 m more than twice the width. Find the dimensions. What is the length? Hockey teams receive 2 points when they win and 1 point when they tie. One season, a team won a championship with 53 points. They won 10 more games than they tied. How many wins and how many ties did the team have? The perimeter of a rectangle is 158 inches. The length exceeds the width by 55 inches. Find the length and the width. The Everton College store paid \$1270 for an order of 28 calculators. The store paid \$9 for each scientific calculator. The others, all graphing calculators, cost the store \$55 each. How many of each type of calculator was ordered? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)
 Question 251752: Would someone mind helping me on these please? The perimeter of a rectangle is 74 m. The length is 7 m more than twice the width. Find the dimensions. What is the length? Hockey teams receive 2 points when they win and 1 point when they tie. One season, a team won a championship with 53 points. They won 10 more games than they tied. How many wins and how many ties did the team have? The perimeter of a rectangle is 158 inches. The length exceeds the width by 55 inches. Find the length and the width. The Everton College store paid \$1270 for an order of 28 calculators. The store paid \$9 for each scientific calculator. The others, all graphing calculators, cost the store \$55 each. How many of each type of calculator was ordered? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 251838: The height of a box is 7 inches. Its length is 6 inches more than its width. Find the length if the volume is 280 cubic inches. a) 40 in. b) 7 in. c) 10 in. d) 4 in. e) 13 in. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 251905: A regular tetrahedron is glued to each face of a regular octahedron so that the faces are perfectly aligned. The faces of the tetrahedrons are congruent to the faces of the octahedron. How many vertices does the resulting solid have? Click here to see answer by solver91311(17059)

 Question 251904: A triangular region is enclosed by the lines y=x, y= -x, and y=7. How many lattice points are strictly inside the triangular region? Click here to see answer by solver91311(17059)

 Question 251926: the speed of a stream is 5mph. if a boat travles 40 miles downstream in the same time it takes to travel 20 miles upstream, what is the speed of the boat in still water? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 251994: The edges of a cube are each 10 cm. All of the edges of a cube are reassembled to form a square. In square centimeters, compute the difference: (Area of square) – (Surface area of cube). A. –200 B. 0 C. 300 D. 400 E. 500 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 251362: The end of a flower box forms the shape of a trapezoid. The area of the trapezoid is 300 square centimeters. The bases are 16 centimeters and 24 centimeters in length. Find the height Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 252109: A 15-foot by 32-foot rectangular pool is surrounded by a 3-foot wide walkway so that the pool and the walkway make a larger rectangle. How many 6-inch by 6-inch square tiles are required to pave this walkway? A. 318 B. 424 C. 636 D. 1128 E. 1272 Click here to see answer by MRperkins(300)

 Question 252271: the diameter of a cone is 6-inches by 11-inches tall. What should the perimeter of the base of the cone be? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)

 Question 252278: hi! how do u make a algebraic equation on this question: If the sides of a square are increased by 5cm, the area of the new square is four times the area of the original square. Find the length of a side of the original square. Can you please show me how to solve this using the check. thanks! Click here to see answer by user_dude2008(1861)

 Question 252283: Find the distance between the two points of intersection of y = x^2 -x and y = 3x+5 a. √10 b. 6 c. 6√10 d. 8 e. 2√130 Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)

 Question 249780: Given that a regular hexagon has 6 equilateral triangles, AO and OB are angle bisectors of the smaller triangles at the vertex O, What is AB if each side of the hexagon is 2x cm? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)

 Question 251188: If parallel lines are intersected by a transversal that is not perpendicular to them, how many pairs of nonadjacent supplementary angles are formed? Click here to see answer by drk(1908)

 Question 252431: the lines with equations x + 2y = 3 and 3y + Ax = 2 are perpendicular to each other . find the value of A a -6 b -3/2 c 3/2 d 6 e 22 Click here to see answer by Theo(3504)

 Question 252458: If a regular octagon has a side-length 1, find the distance between opposite sides. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 252463: use the slope formula to find the slope of a line at (-3,0)and (4,3). Is it (A)1/3 or (B)-1/3 or (C)7/3 or (D)3/7 Click here to see answer by drk(1908)
 Question 252463: use the slope formula to find the slope of a line at (-3,0)and (4,3). Is it (A)1/3 or (B)-1/3 or (C)7/3 or (D)3/7 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 252464: The center of the compass should be placed on (a)the edge of the ray (B)the line (C)at the end of the ray (D)the vertex of the angle Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 252465: the height of a over sized container is 3m. Its diameter is 2m.What is its area?(A)16m2(B)12m2 (C)18m2 (D)25m2 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)
 Question 252465: the height of a over sized container is 3m. Its diameter is 2m.What is its area?(A)16m2(B)12m2 (C)18m2 (D)25m2 Click here to see answer by drk(1908)

 Question 252468: the slope of a line that perpendicular to (2,4)(-1,0)is (A)4/3 (B)-3/4)(C)4/3(D)3/4 Click here to see answer by drk(1908)

 Question 252474: is a triangle with sides of 6,8,10,a right triangle Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)