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October 21, 2014

Posts by Reiny


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math
Euler said: V + F - E = 2 so if 4 + 6 - E = 2 -E = -8 E = 8 It has 8 edges
June 8, 2014

math
This is the same as finding a Lowest Common Denominator 20 = 2*2*5 24 = 2*2*2*3 30 = 2*3*5 so we need: 2*2*2*3*5 or 120
June 8, 2014

math
let a^(2/3) = y for easier typing then x = y - 1/y = (y^2 - 1)/y x^3 = (y^6 -3y^4 + 3y^2 - 1) / y^3 = (a^4 - 3a^(8/3) + 3a^(4/3) - 1)/a^2 or a^2 - 3a^(2/3) + 3a^(-2/3) - a^-2 3x = 3a^(2/3) - 3a^(-2/3)
June 8, 2014

math
present age: michael ---- x max ------- x-5 4 years ago: michael ---- x-4 max ------- x - 9 x-4 + x-9 = 25 2x = 38 x = 19 Michael is now 19 , and Max is now 14 check: 4 years ago , Michael was 15 and Max was 10 was the sum of their ages at that time 25? YES
June 8, 2014

Math
The equation for your cost: cost = .1(m-500) + 25 , where m is in minutes so : .1(m-500) + 25 > 30 For the second part, m = 525 cost = .1(525-500) + 25 = $27.50
June 8, 2014

Pre-Calc
For any (r,Ø) x = rcosØ, y = rsinØ so x = 5cos(π/4) , y = 5sin(π/4) x = 5√2/2 , y = 5√2/2 so you have the point (5√2/2 , 5√2/2) (I don't see why you would want to write that in decimals, since you have to round it) ...
June 7, 2014

Algebra confused/Thank you
You should be able to read the solution. http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=plot+3x+%2B+2y+%3D+5+%2C+4x+−+3y+%3D+1
June 7, 2014

maths
a+bi = √(1+i)/√(1-i) = √(1+i)/√(1-i) * √(1-i)/√(1-i) = √(1 - i^2) / (1-i) = √(1 - i^2) / (1-i) * (1+i)/(1+i) = √2(1+i)/2 = √2/2 + √2/2 i so a = √2/2 and b=√2/2 and a^2 + b^2 = 2/4 + 2/4 = 1
June 6, 2014

Algebra
Put Hobbinton at the origin (0,0) on the x-y grid then Tom's house would be (12,-16) distance from (0,0) to (12,-16) = √(12^2 + (-16)^2) = √400 = 20
June 6, 2014

math
prob(c) = 1/4 prob(not c) = 3/4 so you are looking for c c notc = (1/4)(1/4)(3/4) = 3/64 c notc c = (1/4)(3/4)(1/4) = 3/64 notc c c = (3/4)(1/4)(1/4) = 3/64 prob of your event = 3(3/64) = 9/64
June 6, 2014

Algebra
the way you typed it, there is very little simplification I multiplied top and bottom by x^2 to get (x^3 + 3 - 36x + 3x^2)/(x^3 + 3x^2) , and that's about it. If you meant: ( (x+3/x^2 -36/(x+3)) /( (x+3)/x ) it would be something totally different. I can't guess what ...
June 5, 2014

MATH
Pick any x say, x = 0 y = 2(0)-5 = -5 ----> the point (0,-5) how about x = 4 , (or any x you feel like) then y = 2(4) - 5 = 3 --- the point (4,3) plot (0,-5) and (4,3) , join the with a straight line, extend the line to any length you feel like
June 5, 2014

math
that would be 8 - choose - 4 = C(8,4) = 8!/(4!4!) = 70
June 5, 2014

trig
For your first one, You should recognize those numbers as belonging to the 30-60-90° right-angled triangle which would make c = 1 If you didn't notice that, you could use the cosine law c^2 = 2^2 + √3^2 - 2(2)(√)cos30° = 4 + 3 - 4(√3)(√3/2...
June 5, 2014

math word problems
original: x by x area = x^2 new dimensions: (x+3) and (x+2) new area = (x+3)(x+2) = x^2 + 5x + 6 x^2 + 5x + 6 - x^2 = 46 5x = 40 x = 8 original was 8 by 8 check: old area = 64 new is 11 by 10 new area = 110 change in area = 110-64 = 46 , yeahh!
June 4, 2014

Precalculus
#3 Those are permutations since the order matters a) start with a vowel: 2*5*4 = 40 , you were right b) all consonants, means we only pick from 4 4*3*2 = 24 , you were right c) all vowels, you are right with 0 since we only have 2 vowels and we need 3 d) all consonants , ...
June 4, 2014

Math - Business Calc.
I noticed an error in Damon's solution 4th line : V = (17-2h)(5-2h)h = (17-h)(5h-2h^2) should be : V = (17-2h)(5-2h)h = (17-2h)(5h-2h^2) I had h = 1.1445
June 4, 2014

Algebra - Help!!
I did a synthetic division of x^3 - 7x + 6 by x+3 to get the other dimension of x^2 - 3x + 2 , looks like a)
June 4, 2014

Math
Where is the second equation ?
June 3, 2014

algebra math
so she need one of 10, 11, or 12 prob of that = 3/12 = 1/4
June 3, 2014

Algebra
LCD is 24x -9y/(12x) + 28y/(12x) - 2y/(12x) = 17y/(12x)
June 3, 2014

Math
x^3 - x^2 - x + 8 = 0 tough one - it does not factor tried x = ±1, ±2, ±4 , none worked so no rational root what about real roots? let f(x) = x^3 - x^2 - x + 8 for f(-1) = -1 -1 +1 +8 = 7 for f(-2) = -8 - 4 + 2 + 8 = -2 so there is a real root between -2 ...
June 3, 2014

math
Did you make a sketch? I have a right-angled triangle with a base of 15 and a height of 4, (10 ft - his 6 ft) so in relation to your angle of elevation Ø, we have the opposite and the adjacent, suggesting tanØ = 4/15 arctan = 14.93° So to the nearest degree: ...
June 3, 2014

math
PV = 25000(1.03)^-28 = $10,926.92 i = .12/4 = .03 n = 7(4) = 28
June 3, 2014

Math
the above factor of x^3 - 1 factors to (x-1)(x^2 + x + 1) the x-1 = 0 gave us x = 1 x^2 + x + 1 = 0 x = (-1 ±√-3)/2 or x = (-1 ± i√3)/2
June 3, 2014

Math
5x^4=5x x^4 - x = 0 x(x^3 - 1) = 0 x = 0 or x^3 = 1 x = 0 or x = 1 There are also two complex roots, but I don't think you have studied that. Let me know if you did.
June 3, 2014

math
second question: How can Frank be a jacket ? third question: What language is this: "what is the fraction of the amount that he that he needs to saved" What does that mean?
June 3, 2014

math 1 question!!!!!!
Didn't Ms Sue just prove to you that is is C ??
June 3, 2014

correction - math
subtract them as they sit -y = 4 y = -4 back into the first: x -3(-4) = 25 x + 12 = 25 x = 13 x = 13, y = -4 , you had them opposite.
June 3, 2014

Math
correct
June 3, 2014

Math
adults --- x girls ----- 4x boys ------5x (note x: 4x : 5x = 1 : 4 : 5) "6 more boys than girls" ---> 5x = 4x+6 x = 6 so we had 6 adults, 24 girls, and 30 boys, (satisfying all our conditions stated)
June 3, 2014

Math
nope f(-3) = (-3)^2 - 5(-3) + 1 = 9 + 15 + 1 = 25
June 3, 2014

If 12 people are playing in a tournament and?
number of subsets of 2 elements from a sample space of 12 = C(12,2) = 66
June 3, 2014

Math
yes
June 3, 2014

Math
f(4) = 16+9 = 25 g(-1) = 24-4 = 20 so what is the problem?
June 3, 2014

Math ~ Check Answers ~
use the first pair of points (2,1) and (4,0) slope = -1/2 so y = mx + b ----> y = -(1/2)x + b sub in (4,0) 0 = (-1/2)(4) + b b = 2 y = (-1/2)x + 2 use our non-used point to check: does (6,-1) lie on it? LS = -1 RS = (-1/2)(6) + 2 = -3+2 = -1 your answer is good.
June 3, 2014

Algebra 1--Please, help me!
((n-5)/(n^2 - 2n -3)) / ((n-3)/(n^2 -4n - 5)) multiply both sides by (n^2 - 2n -3)(n^2 - 4n - 5) , sometimes called cross-multiplying n^3 - 4n^2 - 5n - 2n^2+ 8n + 10 = n^3 - 2n^2 - 3n - 3n^2 + 6n + 9 -n^2 = -1 n^2 = 1 n = ± 1
June 3, 2014

word problem?
prob(going to amusement park) = 8/18 = 4/9 so number of the 225 who would go = (4/9)(225) = 100 notice Ms Sue's equation will yield the same answer.
June 3, 2014

Algebra 1
did that for you here http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1401816411 #2, was also done somewhere, can't find it, so ... The way you typed it: 2/t + 4/3t = 4/t + 2 times 3t 6 + 4t^2 = 12 + 6t 4^2 - 6t - 6 = 0 2t^2 - 3t - 3 = 0 t = (3 ± √33)/4 somehow I don'...
June 3, 2014

Scientific notation
area = (5x10^4)(6x10^3) = 30x10^7 = 3.0 x 10^8 m^2
June 3, 2014

Probability???
yes, but I would rather have you think of (1/520)(7800) = 7800/520 ---> see, there is your division by 520 = 15
June 3, 2014

Math
|5m-11| = 9+3m case 1: 5m-11 = 9+3m 2m = 20 m = 10 case 2 -5m + 11 = 9+3m -8m = -2 m = 1/4 product of answers = 10(1/4) = 5/2 oe 2.5
June 3, 2014

Algebra 1--Please, help me!
let the amount to be added by x ml so we have 300+x ml of the new mixture .3(300+x) = .4(300) 3(300+x) = 4(300) 900 + 3x = 1200 3x = 300 x = 100 Add 100 ml of water check: Do we have the correct amount of acid? in original: .4(300) = 1200 ml in new: .3(400) = 120 ml -----> ...
June 3, 2014

Algebra/can you ck my anwers
my sum was 1770 divide that by 25 gave me a mean of 70.8 your mean of 1616 should have hit you as absurd. range is correct, your median and mode sound logical
June 3, 2014

Algebra 1--Please, help me!
#3 no need for all those brackets ... (d + 2)/(d + 8) = (-6)/(d + 8) multiply both sides by (d+8) d+2 = -6 d = -8 ahhh, trick question. Notice in the original, d≠ -8 So there is no solution. #4 correct #5 handled by bobpursley #6 (x -6)/(x^2-6) = (-4)/(x-4) x^2 - 10x + ...
June 3, 2014

Algebra 1 (Reiny)
Sorry I misread your original question So here is the correct one: right now : amount of orange juice = .25(8) = 2 cups amount of apple juice = .75(8) = 6 cups let the amount of pure orange juice to be added be x cups so just looking at the orange juice: 2 + x = .4(x+8) times ...
June 3, 2014

algebra
Bosnian was right in his first post. (think I will have a third cup of coffee to wake up)
June 3, 2014

algebra
sorry, did not register the "linear" part, and concentrated on the "increasing" actually I think it is a), the slope between any two points is 3/2 all points satisfy the equation 3x-2y=7 http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=interpolate+%281%2C-2%29%2C%283%...
June 3, 2014

algebra
correct http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=plot+%281%2C-3%29%2C%283%2C5%29%2C%285%2C11%29%2C%287%2C18%29
June 3, 2014

statistics
You have the subtraction backwards A score of 90 is above the mean, so the z-score should be positive z-score = (90-84)/8 = +.75
June 3, 2014

Algebra 1--Please, help me!
Argggghhh Duplicate question Didn't see that Steve had already answered it
June 3, 2014

Algebra 1--Please, help me!
cups of orange juice --- x cups of apple --------- 8-x .25x + .75(8-x) = 4.(8) 25x + 75(8-x) = 40(8) I will let you finish it 2. For your type of perfect-square trinomial the first and last terms would have to be positive. ---- the -9 takes this one out of the category. It is ...
June 3, 2014

Algebra 1--Please, check my answer!
correct
June 3, 2014

Trig
(320cos120 , 320sin120) + (35cos60 , 35sin60) you should be familiar with the trig ratios of the 30-60-90 triangle, and the multiples of those angles using the CAST rule = (320(-1/2) , 320(√3/2) + (35(1/2) + 35(√3/2) = (-160 , 160√3) + (35/2 , 35√3/2...
June 2, 2014

Algebra
Your equation doesn't even match your given data length --- x width ---- 2x - 2 area = x(2x-2) = 82 2x^2 - 2x - 82 = 0 x^2 - x - 41 = 0 use the formula ... x = (1 ± √165)/2 = appr 6.92 or some negative length = 6.92 , length = 11.85 check: 6.92x11.85 = appr 82
June 2, 2014

statistics
Looks like that professor is still giving those A's See the first 3 "Related Questions" below
June 1, 2014

algebra
let the number of boxes be x 45x + 4000 = 11200 I will let you solve this equation.
June 1, 2014

trigonometry, check please
I got 10.064.. which to the nearest tenth is 10.1
June 1, 2014

Algebra ll
hope you got -23 -48
June 1, 2014

trigonometry ans.
yes, to the nearest foot it is 66 ft
June 1, 2014

trigonometry ans.
correct in reference to your angle you are involving the opposite and the adjacent side since tanØ = opposite/adjacent your choice of tangent was correct.
June 1, 2014

algebra.can you ck my answers
216 = 6^3 <-----> log6 216 = 3 How did you ever get 0 as an answer? That is not even an equation ! I suggest you memorize the definition of logs 16-(1/4)^-2 1/2 No idea what that is supposed to be. Was that supposed to be an equation like your question suggested?
June 1, 2014

math
so the $72.09 represents 70% of the original price .7x = 72.09 x = 72.09/.7 = $102.99 check by taking off 30% of that
June 1, 2014

Math
you would have 6 equal surface areas 6x^2 = 24 x^2 = 4 x = √4 = 2
June 1, 2014

Math
length of side of the larger --- x length of side of the smaller -- y x+y = 5 So what do we see? We see 4 side faces of the larger = 4x^2 we see 4 side faces of the smaller = 4y^2 If we look straight down, we see a small face on top of the large face exposing the edge of the ...
June 1, 2014

Math
Since you already have the second part, let's work on the number of pennies , dimes and quarters we have to make $5.98 number of pennies -- x number of dimes ---- y number of quarters -- 52-x-y x + 10y + 25(52-x-y) = 598 x+10y + 1300 - 25x - 25y = 598 -24x - 15y = -702 8x...
June 1, 2014

Algebra
amount into lower rate account --- x amount into higher rate account --- 8000-x .04x + .07(8000-x) = 480 4x + 7(8000-x) = 48000 4x + 56000 - 7x = 48000 -3x = -8000 x = 8000/3 = 2666.67 amount into CD = $2666.67
June 1, 2014

Algebra 1
Since F lies on DE, all we need is the equation of DE We don't even need F slope DE = (-2-2)/(-3-3) = 2/3 so y = (2/3)x + b but (3,2) lies on it, so 2 = (2/3)(3) + b b = 0 y = (2/3) x is the equation check: F is the origin (0,0) which satisfies y = (2/3)x A rather ...
June 1, 2014

Algebra 1
#1 and #2 ok #3, I agree with you, there is little that can be done All I could see is to divide top and bottom by 2g #4 ok #5, careless error, 2/2p = 1/p , not p #6 you have a common denominator, so add them 8m^2/(4m^5) = 2/m^3 #7, according to BEDMAS, division is done in the...
May 30, 2014

Math
if arithmetic, then 8 - (5+x) = (1+2x) - 8 8 - 5 - x = 1 + 2x - 8 -3x = -10 x = 10/3 check: terms are 25/3 , 8 , 23/2 or 25/3 , 24/3 , 23/3 which is an AS
May 29, 2014

Math
Sum(all terms) = a/(1-r) = 200/(1/2) = 400
May 29, 2014

statistics
Tools like this below replace tables traditionally found at the back of textbooks http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/z_table.html enter your mean and sd, click on "above" for "exceeds 0.83" and enter the data to get .1587 ,or .159 correct to 3 decimals
May 29, 2014

College Algebra
Your last one 3/(x-4)=7/(x-8) is the easiest of the three equations just multiply each side by (x-4)(x-8) , which is sometimes called "cross-multiplying" 7(x-4) = 3(x-8) 7x - 28 = 3x - 24 4x = 4 x = 1
May 28, 2014

College Algebra
z^2 +iz -(5+i) = (2-5i)^2 + i(2-5i) - (5+i) = 4 - 20i + 25i^2 + 2i - 5i^2 - 5 - i = 4 - 20i - 25 + 2i + 5 - 5 - i = -21 - 19i
May 28, 2014

Math
value = 84000(.8)(.9)^4 = ....
May 28, 2014

College Algebra
(-5 - i)/(3 - 3i) = (-5 - i)/(3 - 3i) * (3+3i)/(3+3i) = (-15-15i -3i -3i^2)/(9 - 9i^2) = (-15 - 18i + 3)/(9 + 9) = (-12 - 18i)/18 = -2/3 - i (-5/2)i / ((-1/5)i ) = (-5/2) / (-1/5) = (-2/5)(-5/1) = 2 (-2i)^3 = -8i^3 now i^3 = (i^2)(i) = -i so -8i^3 = -8(-i) = 8i I do not ...
May 28, 2014

College Algebra
expand it 3.14 i - 3i^2, but i^2 = -1 = 3.14 i + 3 or in the form a+bi 3 + 3.14 i
May 28, 2014

algebra
multiply both sides by (x+7)(x+3) , some people call it cross-multiplying 5(x+3) = 3(x+7) 5x + 15 = 3x + 21 I will let you finish it from here.
May 28, 2014

Math
looks like a geometric series with a = 3 r = 2 sum(n) = a(r^n -1)/(r-1) 765 = 3(2^n - 1)/1 255 = 2^n -1 256 = 2^n 2^8 = 2^n n = 8 there are 8 terms
May 28, 2014

math
1st times 2 8x + 18y = 20 5x + 18y = 19 subtract them 3x = 1 x = 1/3 sub x = 1/3 into the 1st and solve for y to get y = 26/27
May 28, 2014

Math
yes, good job however, you should reduce 26/56 to 13/28
May 28, 2014

decimals
so the number would look like 12.ab given: a+b = 9 b is odd, a is even, b>a easy to see that a=4, b=5 or a = 2 , b = 7 or, if we count 0 as even a = 0 , b = 9 12.45 12.27 12.09
May 28, 2014

MATH
prob(pink) = 4/14 = 1/7 prob(not pink) = 1 - 1/7 = 6/7
May 28, 2014

Math
all these are standard angles for which you should know the trig ratios cos 180 = -1 , look at the cosine curve sin 90 = 1 , look at the sine curve cot 45 = 1/tan45 = 1/1 = 1 , look at your 45-45-90 triangle csc 30 = 1/sin30 = 1/(1/2) = 2 , look at the 30-60-90 triangle sec ...
May 28, 2014

calculus
I assume you meant f(x) = x √(10 - x^2) and not the way you typed it Of course the function would only be defined for -√10 ≤ x ≤ √10 f' (x) = x (1/2)(10-x^2)^(-1/2) (-2x ) + (10-x^2)^(1/2) = (10 - x^2)^(-1/2) [ -x^2 + 10-x^2] = (10-2x^2)/&#...
May 28, 2014

Algebra/can you ck my answer
correct remember , this would be statistical probability
May 28, 2014

Precal, please help asap!
let's use the sine law ... sin B/34 = sin 117°/42 sin B = 34sin117/42 = .72129... B = 46.2° or by the CAST rule B could be 133.8° But, that would mean the angle has 2 obtuse angle, which is not possible so angle B = 46.2° and there is only one triangle ...
May 28, 2014

maths
nasty and tricky the way you typed it did you mean: 3^(n-1) = 2^(n+1) ?? I sure hope so, and will assume that. take log of both sides log [3^(n-1) ] = log [2^(n+1) ] (n-1) log3 = (n+1) log2 n log3 - log3 = n log2 + log2 n log3 - n log2 = log2 + log3 n(log3 - log2) = log2 + ...
May 28, 2014

Math (Pre-calc)
1 rotation = 2π(14) or 28π inches In 1 minute he goes 280(28π) inches = 7840π inches In 1 hour he goes 60(7840π) inches = 60(7840π)/12 feet = 60(7840π)/(12*5280) miles = appr 23.3 mph sin(2π/3) = sin 120° = sin 60° = √3/2...
May 28, 2014

Algebra 1
a) is correct, but you should have brackets around the complete denominator. The way you typed it, it is only divided by (2x+10) x(x + 10)/( (2x + 10)(2x + 9) ) b) So now we have an actual numerical case and let's just follow the same argument you did in a) blacks = 5 ...
May 28, 2014

math
rise/run = 400/1600 = 1/4 = tan Ø Ø = appr 14°
May 28, 2014

math
number of sales = .2(150) = 30 commission = 6(30) = 180
May 28, 2014

Algebra
Since the positions are specific, this is a permutation, not a combination. number of ways = 33*32*31*30*29 = ...
May 28, 2014

Albebra
both numbers 2's ----> 22 less than 6 ----> 11 12 13 14 21 22 23 31 32 41 total = 10 , (not counting 22 twice) prob of your event = (36-10)/36 = 26/36 = 13/18
May 28, 2014

Albebra
that would simply be C(4,1) * C(13,5) / C(52,5) = 5148/2598960 = 99/49980 = 33/16660 = appr .00198 Note, I included the royal flush in the above, you did not say anything about exclusion. What about other hands that are both a flush and something else? e.g. what about the 4,5,...
May 28, 2014

Algebra
you want 2 out of the 4 aces prob = C(4,2)/C(52,2) = ....
May 28, 2014

math help plzzz!!!!!!!!!
-8<1-3(x-2)<13 let's just work on it as it sits -8 < 1-3x+6 < 13 -8 < 7-3x < 13 subtract 7 , (does not affect inequality sign) -15 < -3x < 6 divide by -3 , (switches the < to a > sign) 5 > x > -2 better form: -2 < x < 5
May 28, 2014

math help plzzz
the easy one first: 2(x+7)-4>5(x-3) 2x + 14 - 4 > 5x - 15 -3x > -25 x < 25/3 for the 1st, I don't know why you put brackets around the left side, since it serves no purpose did you mean 2/(5x) > 7 or (2/5)x > 7 I will assume the last case: mulitply both ...
May 27, 2014

trig
not enough information to make any distance calculations.
May 27, 2014

HeLP MATH !!!!
2.903t - 1.98 = 18 2.903t = 19.98 t = 6.88 years or 7 years from 2000 in the year 2007
May 27, 2014

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