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August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014

Total # Posts: 26,966

**Math**

Did you make a diagram? Did you not realize that the direction of the plane and the wind form a right angle ? How did you get 266.4 for the groundspeed ? (I got 241.86)
*March 16, 2014*

**Math 2 questions**

volume of 2 similar solids is proportional to the cube of their corresponding sides, so x/240 = 23^3/92^3 = (23/92)^3 = (1/4)^3 = 1/64 64x = 240 x = 3.75 the new volume is 3.75 ft^3 If I told you that the surface area of 2 similar solids is proportional to the square of their ...
*March 16, 2014*

**Math**

number of chairs --- x number of tables --- 14-x 30x + 70(14-x) = 660 solve for x, pretty straightforward.
*March 16, 2014*

**can u explain? 1 question**

volume of pyramid = (1/3) area of base x height
*March 15, 2014*

**i need yur help with this..**

look at my answer to your first question here http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1394926846 In calculating the area of the triangle, the height is not 15. make a sketch of the triangle to see that 15 is the hypotenuse.
*March 15, 2014*

**Calc**

quick way: for a given point (p,q) , the shortest distance from that point to the line Ax + By + C = 0 is |Ap + Bq + C|/)√(A^2+B^2) so we have (p,q) = (-4,-4) and line 2x - 2y + 3 = 0 distance =|-8 +8 + 3|/(4+4) = 3/√8 = 3/√8*√8/√8 = 3√8/8...
*March 15, 2014*

**math**

could be a very nasty equation but .... 3^x + 4^x = 5^x by inspection and recall, I know that 3^2 + 4^2 = 5^2 (did you recognize the 3-4-5 right-angled triangle) so x = 2 now suppose it had been 3^x + 4^x = 6^x look at Wolfram's solution http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?...
*March 15, 2014*

**Math help plz check my answers!**

Surface area of a square pyramid usually just adds up the surface area of the 4 isosceles triangles, not including the base one of them: base = 11 hypotenuse = 15 height^2 + 5.5^2 = 15^2 height^2 = 194.75 height = √194.75 area of one of them = (1/2)(11)√194.75 = ...
*March 15, 2014*

**Algebra II**

I am sure you meant: (4-7i)/(2+5i) = (4-7i)/(2+5i)*(2-5i)/(2-5i) = (8 -20i - 14i + 35i^2 )/(4 - 5) = 8 - 34i - 35)/-1 = 27 + 34i
*March 15, 2014*

**Pre-Calculus**

5 - 12i r = 13 , but we want it in the form r(cosØ + isinØ) cosØ = 5/13 , so Ø could be in I or IV sinØ = -12/13, so Ø could be in III or IV so Ø must be in IV taking Damon's angle of 292.6° 5 - 12i = 13(cos292.6 + i ...
*March 15, 2014*

**Algebra Question~!**

x^2 + 7x - 30 = (x+10)(x-3) so the sides could be (x+10) and (x-3) , were x > 3 or x^2 + 7x - 30 = (x-2)(x+9 - 12/(x-2) ) so the sides could be x-2 and x+9 - 12/(x-2) or x^2 + 7x - 30 = (x+5)((x+2 - 40/(x+5) ) so the sides could be x+5 and x+2 - 40/(x+5) or ... as you can ...
*March 15, 2014*

**Algebra Question~!**

you should know the formula for the area of a circle just plug in 3x+2 for r and look at your choices (which you did not give us)
*March 15, 2014*

**math**

did that one for you, look for your previous post
*March 15, 2014*

**mathematics**

tough one! are you sure you did not mean 4^x = 8^x ? that would be easy. What you typed requires some sort of sophisticated method such as "Newton's Method" but an intuitively obvious answer would be x = 2 however there is another one between 0 and 1 let me know ...
*March 15, 2014*

**math**

looks like a lot of nonsense and mathematical gibberish.
*March 15, 2014*

**geometry**

make a sketch, join the centre to A, and complete the right-angled triangle. let the distance from the centre to the chord be x x^2 + 5^2 = 13^2 x^2 = 169-25 = 144 x = √144 = 12 Where does CD enter the picture? Where is D ? Your opening sentence of "center C has a ...
*March 15, 2014*

**math**

all lines of the type y = (-3/2)x + b , where b is any real number would be perpendicular to your given line Where there any choices? so just make sure the answer starts with y = (-3/2)x ...
*March 15, 2014*

**Algebra Question~!**

area of lot = (6x)(9x) = 54x^2 area of circle = π(4x)^2 = 16πx^2 amount left over = 54x^2 - 16πx^2 = (54-16π)x^2
*March 15, 2014*

**math**

let the original cost of one shirt be x so three shirts cost 3x reduced by 30% leaves you with .7(3x) .7(3x) = 63 2.1x = 63 x = 63/2.1 = 30 Just noticed this same question was asked last year. http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1361331485 Now you have 3 different solutions, ...
*March 15, 2014*

**math**

What is 8/9 - 3/5 ?
*March 15, 2014*

**geometry**

As I understand the question, you simply want the circumference of a sector of central angle 7(15°) or 105° with a radius of 24 cm circumference of a circle with radius 24 is 48π cm so using a simple ratio ... 105/360 = x/48π gives an arc length of 105(48&#...
*March 15, 2014*

**Finance**

You have conflicting information. At the beginning of his "retirement period" he will need: 35000( 1 - 1.08^-15)/.08 = 299,581.75 so he would not need $400,000 at that time. To assure that he will have that $299,581.75 available 20 years from now , he needs a present...
*March 15, 2014*

**Trigonometry**

using sin(A+B) = sinAcosB + cosAsinB 4sin(π/2+x) = 4(sin(π/2)cosx + cos(π/2)sinx) = 4( (1)cosx + (0)sinx) = 4 cosx
*March 14, 2014*

**Probability**

I too made a Venn diagram and after filling in the given information , found two missing sections 1. Those that only walked 2. Those that took the bus or the car, but did not walk confirm this please #2, dA/dr means the rate of change of the surface area with respect to the ...
*March 14, 2014*

**math**

I = PRT 960 =4000(R)(3) solve for R (I got 8%)
*March 14, 2014*

**Calculus**

Steve is right, I made a silly adding vs subtracting error in the 3rd last line 3y + 27/5 = 2x - 48/5 3y - 2x = -21/5 should be 3y + 27/5 = 2x - 48/5 3y - 2x = -75/5 to give 10x - 15y = 75 , reducing to 2x - 3y = 15
*March 14, 2014*

**Calculus**

the the point of contact be P(x,y) Make a sketch to see that there would be two points P 2x + 8y dy/dx = 0 dy/dx = -2x/(8y) = -x/(4y) slope of tangent = (y-3)/(x-12) then (y-3)/(x-12) = -x/(4y) 4y^2 - 12y = -x^2 + 12x x^2 + 4y^2 = 12x + 12y but x^2 + 4y^2 = 36 12x + 12y = 36 x...
*March 14, 2014*

**Happy Pi Day**

OOPS, good catch, my apologies to the good people of Illinois.
*March 14, 2014*

**Happy Pi Day**

From the article: "The Illinois Science Council and Fleet Feet Sports are hosting a 3.14-mile walk/run Friday night, ." It is ironic that the state of Illinois actually introduced a bill , the notorious #246, which attempted to declare the value of π to be 3. ...
*March 14, 2014*

**math**

from the given: term(3) = ar^2 = 28 term(4) = ar^3 = -56 so ar^3/(ar^2) = -56/28 r = -2 then in ar^2 = 28 a(4) = 28 a = 7 sum(6) = a(r^6 - 1)/(r-1) = 7((-2)^6 - 1)/(-2-1) = 7(63/-3) = -147 check: GP is 7, -14 , 28 , - 56 , 112, - 224 sum of that is -147
*March 14, 2014*

**math**

You state different interest rates for the 1st and 3rd debt, but state no rate for the 2nd debt of $2000 due in 2 years. Other than , choose a time as a reference or focal date I picked the present time, so at present, the value of the debt = value of payments 500(1.03)^-2 + ...
*March 14, 2014*

**Math**

cost of 1st machine = 250000 + 30000( 1 - 1.085^-10)/.085 - 75000(1.085)^-10 = 413,669.04 cost of 2nd machine = 400000 + 225000(1.085)^-5 - 175000(1.085)^-10 = 472,235.27 1st is cheaper, I used the present time as my "focal point in time" check my arithmetic
*March 14, 2014*

**Algebra 1**

so we want a^2 = b^3 a = b^(3/2) or (√b)^3 so pick b = a perfect square, e.g. b = 4 , then a = 8 so 8^2 = 4^3 = 64 let b = 9 , a = 27 9^3 = 27^2 = 729 let b = 16 , then a = 64 16^3 = 64^2 = 4096 let b = 25 , a = 125 25^3 = 125^2 = 15625 So the first few numbers with that...
*March 8, 2014*

**Albegra**

I would first of all divide both sides by 20 to get the numbers a bit smaller 121/(570+r) = 107(570-r) now cross-multiply 60990 + 107r = 68970 - 121r 228r = 7980 r = 7980/228 = 35 or, look at it this way: the LCD is (570+r)(570-r) so in effect I just multiplied both sides of ...
*March 8, 2014*

**applied algebra**

what is 800(1.0275)^14 ?
*March 8, 2014*

**math**

3x^2 - 24x + 45 =0 first divide by 3 to simply x^2 - 8x + 15 = 0 (x-3)(x-5) = 0 x = 3 or x = 5 check: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=plot+y+%3D+3x%5E2+-+24x+%2B+45
*March 8, 2014*

**math**

To have more than 30 cents, the right pocket must have the quarter and the dime. possible cases, order does not matter: L --- left pocket, R -- right pocket L -- R QP ND QN PD QD PN PN QD PD QN ND QP -----> so we have 6 cases prob = 1/6
*March 8, 2014*

**Math**

y = 2(x^2 - 2x +1 -1) - 6 = 2( (x-1)^2 - 1) - 6 = 2(x-1)^2 - 2 - 8 = 2(x-1)^2 - 10 the vertex is ........
*March 8, 2014*

**Math**

y=x^2 - 4x-21 = (x^2 - 4x + 4 - 4) - 21 = ( (x-2)^2 - 4) - 21 = (x-2)^2 - 4 - 21 = (x-2)^2 - 25 take over
*March 8, 2014*

**MATH**

I agree with Damon that your gravitational constant is off. Since you are using metric , your equation should be h = -4.905t^2 + 16t + 9 let's ballpark it to h = -5t^2 + 16 + 9 a) ..... b) sub in t = 1 , h = -5+16+9 = 20 m c) for t of the vertex ... t =-b/(2a) = -16/-10 = ...
*March 8, 2014*

**Statistics**

I thought I had given you the answer. finding the z-score results in a mean of 0 and a standard deviation of 1 so in the link I gave you .... http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/z_table.html enter 0 for the mean 1 for the sd click on "below" and enter -.75 click on "...
*March 8, 2014*

**further maths**

calculate the area of a circle with 23 m - area of circle with 20 m. = (23^2)π - (20^2)π = .....
*March 8, 2014*

**Statistics**

Fun to play around with this excellent site http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/z_table.html
*March 8, 2014*

**Statitics**

prob(lost) = 5/1000 = 1/200 prob(not lost) = 199/200 prob( 2 of 22 are lost) = C(22,2) (1/200)^2 (199/200)^20 = .005224.. Question for you. would this be the same as "....a group of people who have 11 pieces of luggage. What is the probability that 1 of these are lost? &...
*March 8, 2014*

**Statistics**

Use David's excellent "normal distribution" calculator http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/z_table.html click on "area from a value" enter the data, click on "between" and enter 8 and 11 to get .4467 You can enter the data directly, no need to ...
*March 8, 2014*

**maths**

There are 2 ways to get a sum of 11 in a throw of 2 dice --- 6,5 or 5,6 prob of sum of 11 = 2/36 = 1/18
*March 7, 2014*

**Algebra**

Hint for the factors: Can you think of 2 numbers, one positive and the other negative, which when multiplied give you -30 and when added give you +7 ?
*March 7, 2014*

**Algebra 1 Answer Check (Reiny)**

you are welcome
*March 7, 2014*

**Algebra 1 Answer Check (Reiny)**

all 3 are correct.
*March 7, 2014*

**Calc :(((((**

first cross-multiply y + y x^2 = x dy/dx + y(2x) + 2x dy/dx = 1 dy/dx(1 + 2x) = 1 - 2xy dy/dx = (1-2xy)/(1+2x) at (4, 1/4) dy/dx = (1 - 2(4)(1/4))/(1 + 2(4)) = -1/9 equation of tangent: y = (-1/9)x + b at (4,1/4) 1/4 = (-1/9)(4) + b b = 5/9 equation is y = (-1/9)x + 5/9 slope...
*March 7, 2014*

**Calculus Help**

dy/dx = 2ax + bx when x = 1, 2a + b = 6 when x = -1 -2a +b = -14 add them 2b = -8 b= -4, then a = 5 to find c, sub in (2,17) into the original: 17 = 4a + 2b + c 17 = 20 -8 + c c = 5 y = 5x^2 - 4x + 5 check: for (2,17) 17 = 20 - 8 + 5 ---> true dy/dx = 10x - 4 at x = 1, dy/...
*March 7, 2014*

**Algebra word problem**

x^2 + 6x - 27 = (x+9)(x-3) So possible sides are x+9 and x-3 however, that would not be the only possibility. e.g. suppose one side is x-2 then the other side is (x^2 + 6x - 27)/(x-2) or ( x+8 - 11/(x-2) ) or with actual values suppose the area is 27 and one side is 3 then we ...
*March 7, 2014*

**Probability**

let N be a normal coin, and let DH be a double - headed coin let DT be double-tailed H -- heads, T --- tails for N, prob(H) = 1/2, prob(T) = 1/2 for DH, prob(H down) = 1, prob(Tdown) = 0 for DT, prob(H down) = 0, prob(Tdown) = 1 so you could draw N or DH or DT prob(heads down...
*March 7, 2014*

**Algebra**

area of lot = (6x)(10x) = 60x^2 area of field = x(4x) = 4x^2 area left for bleachers = 60x^2 - 4x^2 = 56x^2
*March 7, 2014*

**maths**

we know tht sin (-Ø) = -sinØ so if sinA = 3/5 sin(-A) = -3/5 check: from the given, A = 143.13.. sin(-143.13..) = -.6
*March 7, 2014*

**Trig**

In my sketch I see a non-rightangled triangle with angles 42° , 110° and 28° with the side opposite the 42° as the guy wire by the sine law: x/sin42 = 25/sin28 x = 25sin42/sin28 = .....
*March 7, 2014*

**Calculus Please help!**

f(-3) = 54 + 18 + 9 + 2 = 83 f(-1) = -2 + 2 + 3 + 2 = 5 slope = (5-83)/(-1+3) = -39 f ' (x) = -6x^2 + 4x - 3 then -6x^2 + 4x - 3 = -39 6x^2 - 4x -36 = 0 3x^2 - 2x - 18 = 0 x = (2 ± √220)/6 = appr 2.8054 or appr -2.1388
*March 7, 2014*

**Calculus...URGENT..show steps please**

The "solving" becomes a bit easier if you change the original equation to (x-y)^2 - 6x + 2y + 17 = 0 sub in : y = x - 3 (x - (x-3))^2 - 6x + 2(x-3) + 17 = 0 9 - 6x + 2x - 6 + 17 = 0 -4x = -20 x = 5 then y = 2 the horizontal asymptote touches at (5,2) I will do the ...
*March 7, 2014*

**math**

change in volume of tank = (5000)(4400)(21) cm^3 = 462,000,000 cm^3 = 462,000 L 15 km/hr = 1,500,000 cm/hr Volume moved = 1,500,000(49π) cm^3/hr time to fill 462,000,000 = 462,000,000/1,500,000 hrs = 308 hrs check my arithmetic
*March 7, 2014*

**Algebra Question**

Of course not! expand each of your factored expression. Notice that the middle terms are not the same
*March 7, 2014*

**Math**

part left = 1 - 3/8 - 1/3 = 24/24 - 9/24 - 8/24 = 7/24
*March 7, 2014*

**Trig**

absurd angles, check your typing. did you mean 70° instead of 700 ?
*March 6, 2014*

**Math(check answer)**

odds and probability are not quite the same odds in favour of some event = prob of that event : prob of NOT that event so ... prob of picking a green = 9/20 prob of not picking green = 11/20 odds in favour of picking a green = 9/20 : 11/20 = 9 : 11 which is D
*March 5, 2014*

**MATH**

radius after 24 hrs = 500(24) = 12000 m or 12 km area after 24 hrs = π(12)^2 = 144π square km radius after 48 hrs = 500(48) = 24000 m - 24 km area after 48 hrs = π(24^2) = 576 km^2 growth of spill between 24 hrs and 48 hrs = 432 km^2
*March 5, 2014*

**Math**

What is C(16,3) ?
*March 5, 2014*

**Math**

distance covered by faster driver --- x km distance covered by slower driver --- 320-x km The must have driven the same abount of time, so x/95 = (320 - x)/65 65x = 30400 - 95x 160x = 30400 x = 190 time = 190/95 = 2 hrs check: time of faster driver = 190/95 = 2 time of slower ...
*March 5, 2014*

**Math**

same old
*March 5, 2014*

**Math**

Are you reading my other replies to your questions with the same concept?
*March 5, 2014*

**Math**

A prime has no factors other than 1 and itself 5x^2 + x - 2 does not factor, so ....
*March 5, 2014*

**Math**

Using distance = rate x time 105t = 45(t+4) 105t = 45t + 180 60t = 180 t = 3 distance covered by each = 105(3) = 45(7) = 315 miles
*March 5, 2014*

**Math**

Very similar to the other I just answered for you. Difference in this one: the item is not replaced Prob = (6/20)(2/19) = 12/380 = 3/95
*March 5, 2014*

**Math**

oops , you wanted 3 decimals, 5.791 or 1.209
*March 5, 2014*

**Math**

use the formula x = (7 ± √21)/2 ---- > this is exact or appr, 5.79 or appr 1.21
*March 5, 2014*

**Algebra**

look at it as 2 ordered pairs (1/2 , 480) and (3/4 , 720) and find the linear equation slope = (720-480)/(3/4 - 1/2) = 240/(1/4) = 960 S = 960g + b , (using y = mx + b ) for (1/2, 480) 480 = 960(1/2) + b 480 = 480 + b b = 0 S = 960G (tells me 1 gallon covers 960 square feet)
*March 5, 2014*

**Math**

P(red, then blue) = (9/41(10/41) = 90/1681
*March 5, 2014*

**Math**

starting number --- x Anita's method 2x + x = 3x Amit: (x+x)(2) = 4x 4x - 3x = 9 x = 9 My algebra becomes the explanation. check: Anita ---> 2(9) + 9 = 27 Amit ---> (9+9)(2) = 36 difference = 36-27 = 9 all is good!
*March 5, 2014*

**Correction - Math(Check answer)**

Both are wrong Odds and probability are not the same thing you have found the prob(picking a vowel) Odds in favour of picking a vowel = prob of picking a vowel : prob of NOT picking a vowel = 3/7 : 4/7 = 3 : 4 the second question simply reverses the odds should be 4 : 3
*March 5, 2014*

**Algebra**

variance is defined as the square root of the standard deviation since variance is 4, sd = 16 go to http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/z_table.html enter , 195 for the mean and 16 for sd click on below, and enter 190.2 to get .3821
*March 5, 2014*

**Alg help**

I had that too, hit the 4 instead of the 2, sorry.
*March 5, 2014*

**Alg help**

What is √(12^2 + 4^2 + 9^2) ?? I get √441 , which is not any of your choices.
*March 5, 2014*

**math**

what about it ?
*March 4, 2014*

**algebra**

amount invested at 5% --- x amount invested at 8% --- y x+y = 5000 (5/100)x + (8/100)y = 331 times 100 5x + 8y = 33100 first equation times 5 5x + 5y = 25000 subtract them: 3y = 8100 y = 2700 take over....
*March 4, 2014*

**algebra**

x+y = 30 x-y = 2 add them 2x = 32 x = 16 then, mentally, y = 14 check: 16+14 = 30 16-14 = 2 , yeahhh!
*March 4, 2014*

**Differential Equations**

".. by making many small deposits throughout the year. " I don't know what you mean by that. - how often are they made ? - are the payments the same ?
*March 4, 2014*

**Algebra**

volume = length x width x height = (2x+3)(x+2)(x-3) or, if it needs to be expanded .... = (2x+3)(x^2 - x - 6) = 2x^3 - 2x^2 - 12x + 3x^2 -3x - 18 = 2x^3 + x^2 - 15x -18
*March 4, 2014*

**Math**

600 g + 1 kg = 600 g + 1000 g = 1600 g = 1.6 kg
*March 4, 2014*

**algebra (solve for y)**

treat it like a quadratic equation ... let e^y = x then your equation becomes 0 = 2x^2 - x x(2x - 1) = 0 x = 0 or x = 1/2 then e^y = 0 -----> no solution or e^y = 1/2 take ln of both sides and use the rules of logs y lne = ln1 - ln2 y (1) = 0 - ln 2 y = -ln2 or e^y( 2e^y - ...
*March 4, 2014*

**math**

I will define x in a different way, the way you suggest introduces unnecessary complicated fractions. The the radius of the circle be r, let each side of the square be x 4x + 2πr = 24 2x + πr = 12 x = 6 - (π/2)r let A be the total area A = πr^2 + (6 - (&#...
*March 4, 2014*

**math**

y = cosx tanx = cosx (sinx/cosx) y = sinx
*March 4, 2014*

**Geometry**

no, it is b SSA often results in 2 different triangles with the same properties, thus no congruency.
*March 4, 2014*

**math**

square: a quadrilateral with 4 equal sides, all angles 90° rhombus: a quadrilateral with 4 equal sides. A square is a rhombus, but a rhombus is not necessarily a square. http://www.mathsisfun.com/quadrilaterals.html
*March 4, 2014*

**Algebra - Domain**

I see a few problems here. 1. In the usual terminology, the word "function" implies the relationship between two variables, usually x and y, where the value of y depends on x. You have an equation that contains only one variable y (the "solution" to your ...
*March 4, 2014*

**Algebra**

correct
*March 4, 2014*

**math**

By sheer coincidence this same question was posted on March3 , three years ago http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1299163469
*March 3, 2014*

**Algebra**

ascending powers of b ----> the terms containing b with exponents from smallest to largest, so -7dm + 25 b^5 - 6 d b^6 + 3 b^10 your answer makes no sense, there were 4 terms, so you still have to have 4 terms.
*March 2, 2014*

**Algebra**

descending means from highest to lowest. just look at the exponents of p
*March 2, 2014*

**Math**

speed = distance /time speed ≥ 420/8 ≥ 52.5 mph
*March 2, 2014*

**Geometry**

Did you not read our objection to your problem. Why would you repost exactly the same way ? http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1393701722 Steve gave you a solution according to one interpretation.
*March 2, 2014*

**geometric progresions**

sum of first 8 terms = a(r^8 - 1)/(r-1) sum of first 4 terms = a(r^4 - 1)/(r-1 ( a(r^8 - 1)/(r-1) ) / ( a(r^4 - 1)/(r-1) ) = 97/81 (r^8 - 1) / (r^4 - 1) = 97 / 81 81r^8 - 81 = 97r^4 - 97 81^8 - 97r^4 + 16 = 0 let r^4 = x 81x^2 - 97x+16 = 0 x = (97 ± √4225)/162 = (...
*March 2, 2014*

**algebra**

Will there be some kind of question ?
*March 1, 2014*

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