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 Question 340803: You are putting a stone borderof uniform width around a rectangular garden that measures 6 yards by 15 yards. You only have enough stone to cover 100 square yards. How wide should the border be? Solve using the 5 step process. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 340883: THe bottom of a 25ft ladder leaning against a house is 7ft from the house. If the ground is level, how high on the house does the ladder reach? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57274)

 Question 341054: The base of a triangle is 2 in. longer than the height. The area is 12in^2 . Find the height and the base. How would I write this equation? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6951)

 Question 340831: A diagonal drawn through square A is half as long as a diagonal drawn through square B. The area of square B is how many times the area of square A? a 1/4 b 1/2 c 2 d 4 e 8 Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15643)

 Question 341300: Mara can type 25 words per minute. How many words would she type in 1/4 hour (15 minutes)? How would I put this in an Algebra formual (rational expression) Thanks Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)
 Question 341300: Mara can type 25 words per minute. How many words would she type in 1/4 hour (15 minutes)? How would I put this in an Algebra formual (rational expression) Thanks Click here to see answer by texttutoring(324)

 Question 341276: The longest side of a triangle is twice as long as the shortest side and the remaining side is 25. If the perimeter is 70, find the lengths of the sides of the triangle. Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 341313: How would I answer this problem, The width of the triangle is one-third of the length. If the perimeter is 40 cm, find the dimensions of the rectangle. Click here to see answer by Jk22(389)
 Question 341313: How would I answer this problem, The width of the triangle is one-third of the length. If the perimeter is 40 cm, find the dimensions of the rectangle. Click here to see answer by texttutoring(324)

 Question 341325: For her geometry project, Valerie has to cut out as many 2‐inch diameter circles as she can from a rectangular sheet of paper 10 inches by 4 inches. To the nearest square inch, what is the least amount of paper she could have left? (a) 0 (b) 2 (c) 8 (d) 9 (e) 10 Click here to see answer by Theo(3458)

 Question 341471: How many cubic feet of cement are in a rectangular cement slab that is 3 inlches thick 8.5 inches long and 12 feet wide? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30992)
 Question 341471: How many cubic feet of cement are in a rectangular cement slab that is 3 inlches thick 8.5 inches long and 12 feet wide? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 341611: All the dimensions of a certain rectangular solid are integers greater than 1. If the volume is 126 cubic inches and the height is 6 inches, what is the perimeter of the base? (a) 10 (b)16 (c) 20 (d) 21 (e) 27 Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 341610: A cereal box has a volume of 176 cubic inches. When it stands upright, its base has an area of 16 square inches. If a supermarket displays the box standing upright on a display shelf, what is the minimum number of inches between that shelf and the one above it? (a) 8 (b)11 (c) 16 (d) 160 (e) 256 Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 341581: the area of a rectangle is 991 cm2 . if 991 is a prime number, what are the whole number dimensions of the rectangle. explain with reasoning Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 341622: A rectangular piece of cardboard is to be formed into an uncovered box. The piece of cardboard is 2 centimeters longer than it is wide. A square that measures 3 centimeters on a side is cut from each corner. When the sides are turned up to form the box, its volume is 765 cubic centimeters. Find the dimensions, in centimeters, of the original piece of cardboard. PLEASE help. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15643)

 Question 342058: The sum of two consecutive integers is 527. What are the two numbers? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 342055: A yard has a perimeter of 400 meters. Write an equation for the area of the yard if the width has a length of x. Can you please show steps...? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 342111: find the dimensions of a rectangle whose perimeter is 26 meters and are is 42 square meters Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)
 Question 342111: find the dimensions of a rectangle whose perimeter is 26 meters and are is 42 square meters Click here to see answer by stanbon(57274)

 Question 342279: what is the width of a rectangle that has a length of 25 inches and an area of 375 inches squared? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 264616: At a carnival, players are to guess the weight of three objects; a tetrahedron, sphere, and a cube. Players are given three different combinations of these items on scales. On scale #1, there is a tetrahedron, a cube, and a sphere. The weight displayed on the first scale is 23 kg. On scale #2, there are two cubes, and two spheres. The weight displayed on the second scale is 22kg. On scale #3, there are two tetrahedron, and one sphere. The weight displayed on the third scale is 26 kg. Determine the weights of the items, and explain how you could solve this problem algebraically. Click here to see answer by final(2)
 Question 264616: At a carnival, players are to guess the weight of three objects; a tetrahedron, sphere, and a cube. Players are given three different combinations of these items on scales. On scale #1, there is a tetrahedron, a cube, and a sphere. The weight displayed on the first scale is 23 kg. On scale #2, there are two cubes, and two spheres. The weight displayed on the second scale is 22kg. On scale #3, there are two tetrahedron, and one sphere. The weight displayed on the third scale is 26 kg. Determine the weights of the items, and explain how you could solve this problem algebraically. Click here to see answer by jrfrunner(365)

 Question 342418: In a certain right triangle, the two sides that are perpendicular to each other are 6.70 meters and 7.40 meters long. What is the tangent of the angle for which 6.70 meters is the opposite side? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 342452: point j is between h and k on hk. use the given information to write an equation in terms of x. solve the equation. then find hj and jk. hj=2x jk=3x kh=25 Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 342295: A rectangular solid has a square base. The volume is 360 cubic inches and the height is 10 inches. What is the perimeter of the base? (a) 24 (b) 36 (c) 40 (d) 60 (e) 100 Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 342293: If a square with a side of π is inscribed in a circle, what is the circumference of the circle? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15643)

 Question 342545: a telephone pole is what type of geometric term? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 342567: The measure of one angle is 5 times the measure of its complement. -how do i solve this?- Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 342570: Mackenzie had a circular rug that was 5 feet in diameter.She added a border to the rug, which increased its diameter by y.What is the circumference of the rug, after the diameter is increased by y? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 342575: How do you set up the equation to solve the following problem: Find the measure of each angle. Angle A is five times as large as its complement, Angle B. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 338513: A jet pilot plans to cover a 1000km course at an average speed of 1000 km/h. For the first 800km the speed is 800 km/h. At what rate must the remaining distance be covered? Click here to see answer by elissa(1)

 Question 342909: what shape am i? all my angles are obtuse and the sum of my angles are 720 degrees Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 342619: A can of paint will cover 70 square feet. How many cans of paint are needed to paint a wall 5 feet high and 98 feet long? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 343236: A pharmacist found at the end of the day she had 4/3 as many prescriptions for antibiotics as tranquilizers. She had 28 prescriptions altogether. How many did she have for tranquilizers? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57274)

 Question 343320: A swimming pool is 16 feet wide and 40 feet long. If it is surrounded by square tiles, each of which is 1 foot by 1 foot, how many tiles are there surrounding the pool? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 343343: Barbara had money in two accounts. She had \$900 more in an account paying 8% annual interest than she had in an account paying 6% annual interest. If she earned \$240 in interest for the year, how much did she have invested in each account? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 343342: One side of a triangle is half the longest side. The third side is 10 meters less than the longest side. The peremiter is 53 feet. Find the shortest side. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 343338: the second angle of a triangular kite is four times as large as the first. The third angle is 5 degrees more than the sum of the other two angles. Find the measure of the second angle. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 343399: Find the measures of the angles of a triangle if the angles are represented by x, 4x, and 4x. Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 343458: an angle is equal to one half its supplement. find the supplement Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)
 Question 343458: an angle is equal to one half its supplement. find the supplement Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 343487: The sides of a rectangle in the ratio 5:7 and the perimeter of the rectangle is 96cm. what is the area of the rectangle? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 343469: the length of the rectangle is 5 times its width if the area of the rectangle is 245 centimeters square what is its perimeter? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

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