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August 30, 2015
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**math 117**

A garden area is 30 ft long and 20 ft wide. A path of uniform width is set around the edge. If the remaining garden area is 400 ft2, what is the width of the path? using the quadratic formula I did the following: Let x = distance between the inner rectangle and the outer ...
*August 9, 2007*

**Life Science**

How did Mendel novel approach contribute to his success in describing how traits are inherited Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Here are some sites for you: 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heredity (at the bottom, be sure to click for additional information ...
*August 4, 2007*

**math/algebra**

17 simplify 3/(x-5) + 1/ 1 - 4/(x-5) The non-use of grouping symbols makes this sentence without meaning. The non-use of grouping symbols makes this sentence without meaning. 3/x-5 +1 / 1 - 4/x-5 = I never know how to write the problems so someone can understnad what I mean, ...
*July 15, 2007*

**math/algebra**

20 Divide: x^2 -49y^2/6x^2+42y divided by (x^2-7xy) = factor the first term. Multiply the first term by the inverse of the second.Combine terms. I will be happy to critique your work. (x-3)(x+5)/2(2x^2) * 2x-10 /x^2 - 25 = x-3/2x^2 ? or am I missing it somewhere :You are not ...
*July 15, 2007*

**math/algebra**

22. solve x/($a) - x/($b) = c what is this? The world wonders. believe it or not this was actually a problem that I have been given to solve. Any suggestions as to how I accomplish this?
*July 15, 2007*

**math/algebra**

subtract. express in simplest form 13x/30 - 4x/ 15 = factor the first denominator. Get a common denominator. Combine terms. I will be happy to critique your work. ok 13x/30 - 4x/ 15 = This is where I get lost, I know that I have to fins the LCD but when I do that it looks like...
*July 15, 2007*

**math/algebra**

add:Express in simplest form 4x/(x^2 -18x +72) + 4/(x-6) factor the first denominator. Get a common denominator. Combine terms. I will be happy to critique your work. ok hers goes 4x/(x-6)(x-12) + 4/(x-6)= 4x + 4/(x-6)(x -12) or am I completely lost? you factored correctly. ...
*July 15, 2007*

**math**

subtract: express your answer in simplest form. 5x-3/6 - (x+3)/6 answer choices a) 4x-1 b) 2x-3/3 c) 2x/3 -1 d) 2x/3 show me hou to arrive at the correct answer get a common denominator. get a common denominator. I thought 6 was the common denominator, why can't I use it ...
*July 15, 2007*

**math/algebra**

divide: x^2 + 2x -15/4x^2 divided by x^2-25/2x-10 answer choices a) x-3/2x^2 b) x + 3/2x^2 c) 2x^2/x + 3 d) 2x^2/x - 3 any your work is? any your work is? (x-3)(x+5)/4x^2 * 2x-1/x^2-25= x-3/2x^2
*July 15, 2007*

**math/algebra**

Subtract: express your answer in simplest form. 2/5 - y/y-2 answers a)-3y-2/y-2 b) -3y -2/5(4-2) c) -3y-4/5(y-2) d) -3y-4/y-2 The way you have written the problem, is 2/5 minus y^3. I dont think that is what you meant. Please use grouping symbols on fractions () or [] The way ...
*July 15, 2007*

**math/algebra**

Simplify: 3/4/4/5 answer choices are: a) 3/5 b) 5/3 C) 15/16 d)16/15 How do I go about solving this fraction, please show me how to work this. 3/4 divided by 4/5 1. Invert the second fraction. 3/4 / 5/4 2. Multiply the numerators and denominators. What answer do you get? 15/16...
*July 15, 2007*

**math**

During rush hour, Fernando can drive 20 miles using the side roads in the same time that it takes to travel 15 miles on the freeway. If Fernando's rate on the side roads is 9 mi/h faster than his rate on the freeway, find his rate on the side roads. What is the formula and...
*July 14, 2007*

**math**

What values for x must be exclued in the following fraction? x + 5/ -1 a) 5 b)none c) 0 d)-5 and how do I find the answer? if this is (x+5)/-1, no values. if you had a term like 1/(x-s), hten when x was equal to s, that is not allowed (rule: exclude all zero solutions in the ...
*July 14, 2007*

**math 117**

x/6- x/8=1 Find a common denominator for the two x-terms on the left. Then do the subraction to get x/? = 1 You do the rest. These are not hard questions
*July 11, 2007*

**math 117**

x/(x-2)- (x+1)/x= 8/(x^2-2x) notice that x^2 - 2x factors to x(x-2), which are found as the denominators of the first two fractions. Multiply each term by x(x-2), the rest is easy.
*July 11, 2007*

**math 117**

5/(x+6)+ 2/(x^2+7x+6)= 3/(x+1) Rewrite x^2 +7x +1 as (x+6)(x+1) Multiply both sides of the equation by that expression. You get 5(x+1) + 2 = 3(x+6) Multiply out the parentheses and combine similar terms. You will be left with a simple linear equation for x.
*July 11, 2007*

**math 117**

2/(5 )=(x-2)/20
*July 11, 2007*

**math 117**

Kevin earned $165 interest for 1 year on an investment of $1500. At the same rate, what amount of interest would be earned by an investment of $2500? At the same rate of interest, and period, the interest earned will be proprtional to the original principle. Therefore, you can...
*July 11, 2007*

**math 117**

A plane flies 720 mi against a steady 30 mi/h headwind and then returns to the same point with the wind. If the entire trip takes 10 h, what is the plane’s speed in still air?
*July 11, 2007*

**math 117**

Ariana took 2 h longer to drive 360 mi on the first day of a trip than she took to drive 270 mi on the second day. If her speed was the same on both days, what was the driving time each day? Use the same method indicated in my response to your previous post. Thanks for asking.
*July 11, 2007*

**math 117**

A passenger train can travel 325 mi in the same time a freight train takes to travel 200 mi. If the speed of the passenger train is 25 mi/h faster than the speed of the freight train, find the speed of each. Speed = distance/time Therefore time = distance/speed. Assume the ...
*July 11, 2007*

**math**

If one half of one integer is subtracted from three fifths of the next consecutive integer, the difference is 3. What are the two integers? see other post.
*July 11, 2007*

**math 117**

If one half of one integer is subtracted from three fifths of the next consecutive integer, the difference is 3. What are the two integers? i got 24 and 25. (3/5 of 25) - (1/2 of 24) = 3 (n+1)*3/5 - 1/2 n =3 Right? I will be happy to critique your thinking. I suggest start by ...
*July 11, 2007*

**math 117/algebra**

simplify comples fractions. w+3/4w-----w-3/2w it is w-3 over 4w over w-3 over 2w q/f divided by t/u is the same as q/f multiplied by u/t, or qu/ft Division is the reciprocal of multiplication. q/f divided by t/u is the same as q/f multiplied by u/t, or qu/ft Division is the ...
*July 11, 2007*

**math 117/ algebra**

Fungicides account for 1/10 of the pesticides used in the US. Insecticides account for 1/4 of all pesticides used in the US. The two ratio of herbicides to insecticides used in the US can be written 1/10 ÷ 1/4 . Write this ratio in simplest form. see the other post ...
*July 11, 2007*

**math 117/algebra**

The combined resistance of two resistors R_(1 amd R_2 )in a parallel circuit is given by the formula R_(r= 1/(1/R_1 + 1/R_2 )) Simplify the formula. Help what is this talking about and how do I work it? find R as a function fo r`1 and r2. 1/R= 1/r1 + `1/R2 R= ??? Get a common ...
*July 11, 2007*

**mat 117/algebra**

2/(5w+10 )- 3/(2w-4) please show me how to work this problem. I assume this is some sort of combine the fractions, as there is nothing equal to the sentence above. factor out 1/((5w+10)(2w-4)) 1/((5w+10)(2w-4)) * ( 2*(2w-4) - 3(5w+10) ) do the multiplication in the paren.. 1...
*July 6, 2007*

**mat117/algebra**

1)Refer to the triangle in the figure. Find an expression that represents its perimeter. lft side 3/4x, right side 5/x^2 third side 1/x^2. 2)Find the perimeter of the given figure. x/2x - 5 and 8/2x - 3. 3)The volume of the box is represented by (x^2 + 5x +6)(x + 5) Find the ...
*July 2, 2007*

**mat117/algebra**

Factor completely. ax - ay + x^2 - xy please show me how to factor this problem a(x-y) + x(x-y) = (a+x)(x-y)
*July 1, 2007*

**mat117/algebra**

find the value of the polynomial 8x - 6 when x = 1 and when x = -1 8(1) - 6= 2 8(-1) - 6= -8 -6 = is the answer -14 or -2 -8 -6 = -14
*July 1, 2007*

**mat 117/ algebra**

My question is about scientific notations. Here is the problem. What I need clarification on is the power signs. When to add, subtract or multiply? (2.4 x 10^-5)(4 x 10^-4) is the anwer 9.6 x 10^-9 or 9.6 x 10^20 The answer is NOT 9.6 x 10^20. Rember your rules of exponents: ...
*June 30, 2007*

**mat117/algebra**

If the sides of a square are increased by 3 cm, the area is decreased by 36 cm^2. What were the dimensions of the original square? Please show me the formula and how to work. That doesn't sound possible. If the sides of a square are increased, the area must also be ...
*June 27, 2007*

**mat117/algebra**

factor each polynomial completely. to begin, state which method should be applied to the first step, given the guidelines of this section. Then continue the exercise and factor each polynomial completely. 2p - 6q + pq - 3q^2 Please help, I don't know how or where to begin...
*June 27, 2007*

**mat117/algebra**

Rewrite the middle term as the sumof two terms and then factor completely. Please show me the formula and how to use it correctly. 12w^2 + 19w + 4 19w can be written as 16w + 3w. Those are the cross product terms when multiplying 4w times 4 and 3w times 1. That is a clue that ...
*June 27, 2007*

**mat117**

Factor each expression a^2(b-c)-16b^2(b-c) Help show me how (b-c) appears in both terms and can be factored out, giving you (b-c)(a^2-16b^2) Now note that the second term can also be factored since it is the difference of two perfect squares. (a^2-16b^2) = (a+4b)(a-4b) Make ...
*June 26, 2007*

**mat117**

Determine whetere each of the following trinomials is a perfect square. If it is, factor the trinomial. x^2 - 24x + 48 I cannot get the 24x I've tried (x-24)(x - 2) What am I doing wrong? It is not a square. THe factors are 21.797 and 2.20, approximately.
*June 26, 2007*

**mat 117/algebra**

Find a value for k so the 9m^2-kn^2 will have the factors 3m + 7n and 3m -7n. Please show me how to get this and show the work please. Use that (a-b)(a+b) = a^2 - b^2 So, you can read-off that k = 49.
*June 26, 2007*

**mat 117/algebra**

Find all positive values for k which each for each of the following can be factored. (1) x^2 + x + k) k<= 1/4
*June 25, 2007*

**Penguins**

Which species of Penguins is the largest? Check this site for the penguin species that's the largest. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/birds/printouts/penguins.shtml
*June 25, 2007*

**mat117/algebra**

The area of a rectangle of length x is given by 3x^2 + 5x. Find the width of the rectangle. Show me the formula and how to use it please. area= length times width 3x^2 + 5x = x * width divide both sides by x, then you have width.
*June 24, 2007*

**mat 117/algebra**

Find the GCF of each product. Please show the steps so I can work the problem by myself. it is 6y squared - 3y (6y^2-3y)(y+7) 3y(2y-1)(y+7) 3y will be the greatest common factor, as each term when you multiply it out will have a 3y. In case you want to work it out.. 3y(2y^2+...
*June 24, 2007*

**math117/algebra**

The price of an item is given by p=2xsquared - 100. Find the polymonial that represents the revenue generated from the sale of x items. Multiply the price term, 2x^2 - 100, by the number of sales, x. That should be the revenue from selling x units. The p(x) relationship you ...
*June 23, 2007*

**math 117/algebra**

The US population 1990 was approximately 250 million, and the average growth rate for the past 30 years gives a doubling time of 66 years. The above formula for the US then becomes P(in millions) = 250 x 1(y - 1990)/66 (1) What will the population of the US be in 2025 if this ...
*June 22, 2007*

**math 117 algebra**

The cost i dollarsof manufacturing w wing nuts is given by the expression 0.07w + 13.3. Find the cost when 375 wing nuts are made. What is the average cost to manufacture one wing nut? Put in 375 for w, and compute the cost. Average cost= costabove/w I'm sorry this still ...
*June 22, 2007*

**math/algebra**

1) The length of one of the equal legs of an isisceles triangle is 8cm less than 4 time the length of the base. If the perimeter is 29 cm, find the length of one of the equal legs. a) 4 cm B) 5 cm C) 11 cm d) 12 cm 2) The perimeter of a rectangle is to be no greater than 300 ...
*June 14, 2007*

**math/algebra**

The sum of tow numbers is 71. The second is 7 more than 3 time the first. What are the two numbers? let x = the smaller number then you know that 7+3x +x =71 solve for x
*June 10, 2007*

**math/algebra**

Sally bought three chocolate bars and a pack of gum and paid $1.75. jake bought two chocolate bars and four packs of gum and paid $2.00. Find the cost of a chocolate bar nad the cost of a pack of gum. 3C + 1G= 1.75 2C + 4G=2.00 solve. I know that i have to eliminate the c'...
*June 10, 2007*

**math/algebra**

Rewrite the equation -x -6y = -6 as a function of x. add x to both sides, add six to both sides.
*June 10, 2007*

**math/algebra**

solve each of the following systems by substitution. 16) 5x -2y = -5 y - 5x = 3 20) 8x -4y = 16 y = 2x - 4 28) 4x -12y = 5 -x + 3y = -1 Step one: Solve on of the equations for one of the variables. y=2x-4 Step two:Substitute the expression for the variable found in step one ...
*June 7, 2007*

**math**

if f(x= 5x - 1 find f(a-2) Please show me the work so I can understand how to arrive at the solution. Thank you. f(a-2)=5(a-2)-1
*June 1, 2007*

**math**

the inventor charges $4.00 per unit, then her profit for producing and selling x units is given by the function P(x) = 2.25x - 7000 (a) What is her profit if she sells 2000 units? (b) What is per profit if she sells 5000 units? (c) What is the break-even point for sales? (a) ...
*June 1, 2007*

**math**

I have a graph that shows a ---- kind of 3 line above the solid line for x & y. My assignment is as follows. Whe have graphed the boundary line for the liear inequality. Determine the correct half-plane. y >3 First how do I solve and 2 how do I graph it? If the allowed area...
*June 1, 2007*

**math**

How do you factor 3x^2-x-4? thanks in advance How do you factor 3x^2-x-4? thanks in advance 3 times what = 3? 3 of course. giving you (3x+/-a)(1x+/-b). a and b can only be 1 and 4 or 2 and 2. Can you take it from here? (3x-4)(x+1)?
*May 10, 2007*

**Physics**

If you have steel and wood at 0 Celsius, which is colder Both are the same temperature.
*March 11, 2007*

**computers**

What are Active X controls? Are we supposed to "enable" or "disable" them? does not matter http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/A/ActiveX_control.html You have to use your judgment, depending on which program seems to be requiring it.
*February 15, 2007*

**computers**

What are the main points to consider when choosing a monitor? What is the footprint? The user's eye sight. Cost. There may be othrs.
*February 9, 2007*

**computer science**

Is there a website that explains computer terms and definitions? http://www.computeruser.com/resources/dictionary/ http://www.webopedia.com/ Another site from your first post is below.
*January 12, 2007*

**computer science**

Is there a website that explains computer terms and definitions? http://whatis.techtarget.com/
*January 12, 2007*

**Microeconomics**

I don't know why you said it was perfectly inelastic when is not. Is relative elastic
*December 8, 2006*

**writing**

Which one is correct: As president Bush walked to rhe podium,... or As President Bush walked to the podium,.... Since that is his official title, it would be treated the same way as Mr., or Gen. Cap on Pres
*October 21, 2006*

**writing**

My thesis is: Our nation needs a health care plan capable of addressing the needs of each individual. My Question is: How can I make this into a powerful thesis staement? You could start out by indicating that there is a lack of adequate health care for many individuals in an ...
*October 20, 2006*

**writing**

Can you tell me what type of essay I would be writing in response to this statement: "What, if anything, is significant about an issue--expressed in a claim?" My instructor told us to write an essay to this question. A "claim" is usually the term for the ...
*October 18, 2006*

**writing**

can you tell me what direction to take with this? My essay: During the last century, the average life span of Americans nearly doubled, from 49 years in 1900 to nearly 80 years in 2000. Increased life expectancy and advances in U.S. healthcare means that Americans now live ...
*October 17, 2006*

**writing**

Based on what I have so far, what direction do you think I should go--what do you feel the thesis is about? This will eventually end up 10 pages long. I am concerned that I will not find enough to write about. The assignment is, "What, if anything, is significant about an...
*October 17, 2006*

**writing**

Can you explain the differences in these terms, and the function they serve when writing an essay? thesis and thesis statement central reasoning and central relationship The thesis is your central idea, your main idea, the point you are trying to prove in your paper. The ...
*October 13, 2006*

**social science**

Is iot possible to find out the number of physicians in a given practice--per state? example: how many doctors have a practice in geriatrics in the state of Utah? http://www.ama-assn.org/cgi-bin/sserver/datalist.cgi I found it by state and county, but not just by state.
*October 10, 2006*

**Writing**

how can I send material that is only intended for teachers, instructors, etc..and not the world? i don't think you can. you have to copy and paste your material onto this forum and teachers will help you with it. I believe that's the only way. "anon" is right...
*October 9, 2006*

**Writing**

May I submit my draft for an essay for your comments? Please put your draft on the board and one of the teachers will be glad to comment.
*October 9, 2006*

**Writing**

Please don't post my question or your answer because I do not want others to steal my idea! The only way we have to communicate with you is by posting on our message boards. Sorry. =( I need to learn to type on A computer. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/flash/stage1....
*September 29, 2006*

**Writing**

Do you think it is truly possible to get all of the information I would need to write an essay about the sudden "halt" or end of production of electric cars? And, what about the Hybreds? I am apprehensive about this topic because I may not be able to find all there ...
*September 29, 2006*

**accounting**

Is there a method of determining if you debit or credit an account? How do you know if you should debit or credit a transaction? If it's a balance sheet accout you need to learn (and mrmorize) which side of the equation i't on, and it's normal balance. Assets ...
*September 21, 2006*

**chemistry**

which is saltier the gulf of mexico or pacific ocean http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/Water/images/salinity_big_gif_image.html&edu=high The more orange, the higher salinity
*September 12, 2006*

**COMPUTER VIRUS..**

Can you help me find out any information about this address? My security program identified it as a virus and promptly removed it. Can you help me identify it? ADW_WEBSEARCH.AS http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060801013521AAUqfpo STay away from porn sites, this ...
*August 11, 2006*

**math**

The length of a rectangle is 5 in. more than twice its width.? How do I find the width of the rectangle. duplicate post Divide the length by 2 it's going to be a decimal
*July 26, 2006*

**math**

The length of a rectangle is 5 in. more than twice its width.? How do I find the width of the rectangle. The length = (2 x width) + 5 inches. Do you have any other information about the rectangle such as the area or the perimeter. I don't think there is enough information ...
*July 26, 2006*