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August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014

Total # Posts: 26,995

**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*

**math(algebra)**

Or you could say that each costs $1.99 with the first 4 costing a dollar more so .. y =1.99x + 4 that would be the simplest equation, Too bad they don't have it
*March 1, 2014*

**Algebra 1--Please, help me!**

show that slope AB = slope DC and slope AD = slope BC I will do the first pair, you do the second slope AB = (5-5)/6+2) = 0/8 = 0 slope DC = (-3+3)/(-4-4) = 0/-8 = 0 so AB || DC test if AD || BC if so, then by definition, it is a parallogram.
*March 1, 2014*

**Geometry**

Strange wording. How high is the lighthouse above the sea level ?
*March 1, 2014*

**Algebra 1--Step-by-Step**

3 and 4 are correct #2 14q^2 - 21q + 6 - 4q = 7q(2q - 3) + 2(3-2q) = 7q(2q-3) - 2(2q-3) = (2q-3)(7q-2)
*March 1, 2014*

**Algebra 1--Step-by-Step**

look at my answer ... (r-3)(2r-4) = (r-3)(2)(r-2) = 2(r-3)(r-2)
*March 1, 2014*

**Algebra 1--Step-by-Step**

Surely you could see that 2 was an additional common factor contained in my (2r-4) factor.
*March 1, 2014*

**Algebra 1--Step-by-Step**

1. 2r(r - 3) + 4(3 - r) , ahhh, did you notice that the brackets are opposite? , so .. = 2r(r-3) - 4(r - 3) = (r-3)(2r-4) Use the same "trick" on the others if you have to.
*March 1, 2014*

**algebra**

sub the first into the 2nd ... 3x - 18y = 4 3(6y+2) - 18y = 4 18y + 6 - 18y = 4 6 = 4 , which of course is nonsese, so .. there is no solution (You have two parallel lines)
*March 1, 2014*

**algebra**

number of people---- x cost = 20x + 35 20x + 35 ≤ 350 20 x ≤ 315 x ≤ 315/20 ≤ 15.75 So he can invite 15 people maximum test: if he invites 15 cost = 20(15) + 35 = 335 , within his budget if he invites 16 cost = 20(16) + 35 = 355 , above budget.
*March 1, 2014*

**algebra**

Does the fence run on 4 sides or on 3 sides ?
*March 1, 2014*

**Math**

|2x-7|=11 2x-7 = 11 OR -2x+7 = 11 2x = 18 OR -2x = 4 x = 9 OR x = -2 so the sum of the solutions is 9-2 = 7
*March 1, 2014*

**Algebra**

I = k(1/R), where I current, R is resistance and k is a constant given: I = 5, R = 20 5 = k(1/20) k = 100 I = 100(1/R) so when R = 25 I = 100(1/25) = 4
*March 1, 2014*

**Trigonometry**

from last night at 10:06 pm RS = (1-sinØ)/(1+ sinØ) = (1-sinØ)/(1+ sinØ) * (1-sinØ)/(1- sinØ) = (1 - 2sinØ + sin^2 Ø)/(1 - sin^2 Ø) = (1 - 2sinØ + sin^2 Ø)/cos^2 Ø = 1/cos^2 Ø - 2sin&...
*March 1, 2014*

**Trigonometry**

ok I usually start with the more complicated looking side and try to change it to the more simplified LS = cosØ/(sinØ - 1) + cosØ(sinØ + 1) , note it didn't matter to change the order of that last denominator common denominator of (sinØ-1...
*March 1, 2014*

**Trigonometry**

I see no equal signs What are we verifying ?
*March 1, 2014*

**MATH**

5√8 - 3√18 + √3 in general to change √k to a mixed radical, look for factors of k which are perfect squares e.g. 18 = (3)(6) or 2(9) the choice of (3)(6) does not do us any good, since neither factor is a perfect square so your problem can be written as...
*March 1, 2014*

**MATH**

4√2 + 6√4 = 4√2 + 6(2) = 4√2 + 12
*March 1, 2014*

**Probability**

let S be the event of being dealt a spade, x the event of a non-spade One such 5 spade hand could be SSSSSXXXXXXXX The prob of that is (13/52*12/51*11/50*10/49*9/48)(39/47*38/46*37/45*36/44*35/43*34/33*33/32*32/31) a quicker way would be to say prob(exactly 5 spades) = ( C(13,...
*February 28, 2014*

**Trig**

That's a better job of typing it. I did the first of these in your previous post.. the 2nd: LS = (1-sinØ)/(1+ sinØ) = (1-sinØ)/(1+ sinØ) * (1-sinØ)/(1- sinØ) = (1 - 2sinØ + sin^2 Ø)/(1 - sin^2 Ø) = (1 - 2sin&...
*February 28, 2014*

**Math**

how about just treating it like 2 ordered pairs (1991, 4.25) and (1997, 5.15) ? rate of change = (5.15-4.25)/(1997-1991) = .15
*February 28, 2014*

**Trig**

Don't try to build up fractional equations using your method, the spacing will not work out instead do something like this: 1/(tanØ - secØ) + 1/(tanØ + secØ) = -2tanØ LS = (tanØ + secØ + tanØ - secØ)/(tan2 &...
*February 28, 2014*

**Pre-Calculus**

we know x =rcosØ and y = rsinØ -3rcosØ + (1/2)rsinØ = 2 -6rcosØ + rsinØ = 2 r(sinØ - 6cosØ) = 2 or r = 2/(sinØ - 6cosØ) looks good: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=polar+r+%3D+2%2F%28sinx+-+6cosx%29
*February 28, 2014*

**Calculus Please help!**

dy/dx = 3(x^2 + 6)^2 dy = 3(x^2 + 6)^2 dx when x = 2 and dx = .05 dy = ...... just plug in the above values.
*February 28, 2014*

**Probability**

#1 is correct, in effect what you are doing is C(60,60) (.99^60 (.01)^0 = .547 #2, you want to have 59 correct and one wrong = C(60,59) (.99)^59 (.01)^1 = 60(.55268..)(.01) = .33161 #3 , same way, 58 correct, 2 wrong prob = C(60,58) (.99)^58 (.01)^2 = .09881 #4 , at least 2 ...
*February 28, 2014*

**Probability**

at least 4 means 4 or 5 or 6 or ... or 20 are colourblind so exclude cases of none, 1 , 2, and 3 colourblind = .05 not colourblind = .95 None: C(20,0) (.05)^0 (.95)^20 = .358486 one: C(20,1) (.05) (.95)^19 = .37735.. two: C(20,2) (.05)^2 (.95)^18 = .1886768 three: C(20,3)(.05...
*February 28, 2014*

**Math:Probability**

1. could be 1 in math or 1 in history or 1 in Spanish that is (math)(no history)(no Spanish) + .... prob = .9(.4)(.25) + .6(.1)(.25) + .25(.1)(.4) = .115 Exclude the case of no homework in any which is (.1)(.4)(.25) = .01 prob(homework in at least 1 class) 1 - .01 = .99
*February 28, 2014*

**Math (Statistics)**

Perfect data, one standard of devation below and above. so appr 68% or prob of .68 confirmed by David's webpage http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/z_table.html fill in the data to see and get .6827
*February 28, 2014*

**Calculus Please help!**

Let the radius be r, so the diameter is 2r then the height is 2r V = (1/3)π r^2 h = (1/3) π r^2 (2r) = (2/3)π r^3 dV/dt = 2π r^2 dr/dt when h = 24 2r = 24 r = 12 and dV/dt = 30 30 = 2π (144) dr/dt dr/dt = 30/(288π) = 5/(48π) ft/min or appr ....
*February 28, 2014*

**Calculus Please help!**

darn them brackets 23t^2 vs (23t)^2
*February 28, 2014*

**Calculus Please help!**

let the time be t hours past noon. I see a right-angled triangle , with sides 23t and 50 + 18t, with D as the distance between them D^2 = (23t)^2 + (50+18t)^2 D^2 = 529t^2 + 2500 + 1800t + 324t^2 = 853t^2 + 1800t + 2500 2D dD/dt = 1706t + 1800 dD/t = (853t + 900)/D , #1 at 3:...
*February 28, 2014*

**Algebra 2 Help!**

No, since the disc I negative, you will have 2 complex roots
*February 28, 2014*

**Algebra 2 Help!**

f(x) = 5x^2 - 10x + 3 , notice how we use exponents in this format = 5(x^2 - 2x + 1 - 1) + 3 = 5 ( (x-1)^2 - 1) + 3 = 5(x-1)^2 - 5 - 3 = 5(x-1)^2 - 8 6= 4x - 5x^2 5x^2 - 4x + 6 = 0 b^2 - 4ac = 16 - 4(5)(6) = -104 What do you think ?
*February 28, 2014*

**Algebra 2 Help!**

[sqrt3 + 2i][sqrt3 - 2i] = 3 - 2i√3 + 2i√3 - 4i^2 = 3 - 4(-1) = 7 (y - 4)^2 = -18 y - 4 = ± √18 y = 4 ± 3√-2 = 4± 3√2 i
*February 28, 2014*

**math**

36 hrs, 12 minutes <---> 1 day + 12 hrs , 12 min 6:12 pm + 12:12 = 6:24 am (wouldn't it be nice it time was metric ??)
*February 26, 2014*

**Math**

pigs--- x horses --- 2x cows--- 4(2x) or 8x 8x + 2x + x = 99 11x = 99 x = 9 9 pigs, 18 horses, and 72 cows
*February 26, 2014*

**math --- can someone help me pls?**

I assume you mean the diameter of the circular base of the cone, so the radius is 4 slant-height^2 = 9^2 + 4^2 = 97 slant-height = √97 = appr 9.85 your second question is correct
*February 26, 2014*

**Math**

Pablo --- x yrs old Chita ---- x- 15/4 4(x -15/4) = 43 4x- 15= 43 4x = 58 x = 14 1/2 years old
*February 26, 2014*

**algebra**

The corresponding sides of a regular polygon are in the same ratio, so 8/2 = 29/x 8x = 58 x = 58/8 = 29/4
*February 26, 2014*

**Algebra**

You should be familiar with the vertex form of a parabola as y = a(x-p)^2 + q , where (p,q) is the vertex, so we have: y = a(x-4)^2 - 4 using any of the other given points will give us the a let's use the easiest, (2,0) 0 = a(2-4)^2 - 4 0 = 4a - 4 a= 1 y = (x-4)^2 - 4 is ...
*February 26, 2014*

**Ethiopia(AAU)**

A) f(x) = x^2 e^x , notice how I indicated exponents? f ' (x) = x^2 e^x + 2x e^x = e^x(x^2 + 2x) f'' (x) = x^2 e^x + 2x e^x + 2x e^x + 2 e^x = e^x (x^2+ 4x + 2) here is a graph of your first function http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=y+%3D+x%5E2+e%5Ex type in ...
*February 26, 2014*

**math**

number of men ---- x number of boys ---- 20-x solve for x 60x + 35(20-x) = 900 You should get 8 men .... etc
*February 26, 2014*

**Math**

That was a coincidence and only happens when r = 4 When r = 2, the area and the circumference just happen to be equal, again a coincidence.
*February 26, 2014*

**math**

I like that equation. What about it ?
*February 26, 2014*

**Algebra**

5x^2 - 526 = -651 5x^2 = -125 x^2 = -25 Unless you have another typo, there is no real number solution, since we cannot take the square root of a negative. If you equation was supposed to be 5x^2 - 526x= -651 5x^2 - 526x + 651 = 0 x = (526 ± √263656)/10 = appr 103...
*February 26, 2014*

**Math**

If my middle term is even and it starts with x^2, I always complete the square. x^2 + 14x + 49 = -4 + 49 (x+7)^2 = 40 x+7 = ± √40 = ± 2√10 x = -7 ± 2√10
*February 25, 2014*

**Math**

Use the formula exact values: x = (5 ± √13)/2 Use your calculator to find appr. values
*February 25, 2014*

**Finance**

PV = 235 (1 - 1.006458333..^-48)/.006458333 = $ 9672.48
*February 25, 2014*

**Maths**

A - B = 51 ---> A = B+51 A - C = 108 subtract them -C + B = 57 B = C + 57 C = (15/100)(A+B+C) C = (3A + 3B + 3C)/20 20C = 3A + 3B + 3C 17C = 3A+ 3B 17C = 3(B+51) + 3(C+57) 17C = 3B + 153 + 3C + 171 17C = 3(C+57) + 153 + 3C + 171 17C = 3C + 171 + 153 + 3C + 171 11C = 495 C...
*February 25, 2014*

**Geometry A**

The line y+4 = 3(x+6) does expand and simplify it if you have to
*February 25, 2014*

**algebra**

8| x+3/4|< 2 | x+3/4| < 1/4 x+3/4 < 1/4 AND -x-3/4 < 1/4 x < -1/2 AND -x < 1 x < -1/2 AND x > -1 which matches: -1 < x < -1/2
*February 25, 2014*

**algebra**

2|3 x-5|-8=8 2|3 x-5| = 16 |3 x-5| = 8 3x-5 = 8 or -3x+5 = 8 3x = 13 or -3x = 3 x = 13/3 OR x = -1 choose your matching answer, it is there.
*February 25, 2014*

**Math**

welcome
*February 25, 2014*

**Math**

distance = √( (5-1)^2 + (-4+2)^2 ) = √(16 + 4) = √20 = appr 4.47 I would leave it in exact form of √20 or 2√5
*February 25, 2014*

**algebra**

2(8x-4)-2 x<14x+12 16x - 8 - 2x < 14x + 12 -8 < 12 which is a true statement, thus your inequation is true for all values of x so always
*February 25, 2014*

**algebra**

solve it to see which choice is correct
*February 25, 2014*

**algebra**

2(8 x-4)-<14 x+12 16 x - 8 ≤ 14x + 12 2x ≤ 20 x ≤ 10 what do you think?
*February 25, 2014*

**algebra 1**

let the number of 4-people cars be x then the number of 6-person cars is 15-x 4x + 6(15-x) = 72 4x + 90 - 6x = 72 -2x = -18 x = 9 9 of the 4-person cars and 6 of the 6-person cars
*February 25, 2014*

**Math**

These non-metric units always confuse me, so since I use metric most of the time, I will convert to decimals consider 1 board + 1 gap to be one unit so we have 6.5 + .1875 = 6.6875 inches 6.5 = .25 = 6.75 6.5 + .375 = 6.875 now... 18 feet = 216 216/6.6875 = 2.6932.299.. 216/6....
*February 25, 2014*

**Math**

arggh, just a lot of arithmetic..... time per day open for rides: 6.5 hours = 390 minutes time available per year = 390(365) = 142350 minutes time needed to complete one ride = 3 + 4 + 3 = 10 minutes. (so they can complete 39 rides per day) number of rides per year = 142350/10...
*February 25, 2014*

**Math**

look at the pattern 1 line --- 0 intersection 2 ines --- 1 intersection 3 lines ---- 3 intersections 4 lines ---- 6 intersections 5 lines --- 10 intersections 6 lines ---- 15 intersections ..... the numbers of the sequence 1 3 6 10 15 .... are called the "triangular ...
*February 25, 2014*

**maths**

2nd term = a+d 6th term = a + 5d "the 6th term is 3 times the second term" --> a+5d = 3(a+d) a+5d = 3a + 3d 2d = 2a a = d "the 5th term is 15" ---> a+4d = 15 but a = d 5d = 15 d = 3 then a = 3 "the 4th term is 4 times the first term" --> ...
*February 25, 2014*

**Algebra**

or 100x/(x+314) = 42 cross-multiply ... 100x = 42x = 13188 58x = 13188 x = 13188/58 = 6594/29 or appr 227.38 I took your * to mean multiplication, the common symbol for multiplication If, somehow, you meant it to be an exponent, that is [x/(x+314)]^100 = 42 then take the 100th...
*February 25, 2014*

**German Help Please....**

#1 , ok #2, should be Sie haben den Film lieber. You need the plural, your choice would say "She prefers the film" , which would be singular #3 choice D, yours sounds like a Google translation #4 ok #5 A, B, and C are definitely out, C sounds very clumsy, I would say...
*February 25, 2014*

**Math**

cost = 50 + 2n, where n is the number of pages if n = 75 Cost = 50 + 2(75) = ....
*February 24, 2014*

**Calculus**

Just about every Calculus book I have ever seen uses this question as an introductory example of "rate of change" problem. At a time of t seconds, let the foot of the ladder be x ft from the wall, and the top of the ladder by y ft above the ground> then, x^2 + y^2...
*February 24, 2014*

**math**

sorry about the typo, but I am sure you were able to make sense out of it.
*February 24, 2014*

**math**

I am assumungthere are 26 lower case, 26 upper case and 10 digits that can fill any position number of all possible cases = 62^6 = 5.68 x 10^10 (huge) number without any digits = 52^6 = 1.977 x 10^10 (still huge) so the number of possible cases with at least 1 digit = number ...
*February 24, 2014*

**math**

lower end speed: so far --- time = 70/50 = 1.4 hrs total trip -- time = 154/50 = 3.08 hrs top end speed: so far --- time = 70/57 = 1.23 hrs total trip -- time = 154/57 = 2.701 hrs I don't see a " which of the following" part , so use my results above to match ...
*February 24, 2014*

**math**

to go from 1: 15 to 1:16 the minute hand has moved (1/60)(360)° or 6° but the hour hand has also moved (1/60)(1/60)(360)° or 1/10 ° so the change in angle is 6 - 1/10 ° or 59/10 ° or 5.9°
*February 24, 2014*

**algebra**

On my screen the - was on one line and the 2(.... on the next, so I read it as shown if your statement was -2(2x+9) > -4x + 9 your x's would drop out and you have the situation when you posted as "Lucky". Draw your conclusion.
*February 23, 2014*

**algebra**

4x + 18 > -4x + 9 8x > -9 x > -9/8 which of your answers matches this ?
*February 23, 2014*

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