# Posts by Reiny

Total # Posts: 38,350

**M240 Help please**

Hard to type matrices and to line them up properly. Try this effective applet http://www.gregthatcher.com/Mathematics/GaussJordan.aspx

**Math**

Strange wording of the question. Your choice of answer is incorrect. Since the given point satisfies both equations, both lines must pass through the point (-2,3) check: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=plot+y+%3D+x+%2B+5+,+y+%3D+%E2%88%922x+%E2%88%92+1

**Pre-Cal: Limacons**

Why not use Google to find out what a limacon looks like? This will lead you to properties and equations of such curves.

**mtti ,mathematics**

A line which is perpendicular to the line 3x-2y=3 must look like: 2x + 3y = c but (3,-4) lies on it, so 2(3) + 3(-4) = c c = -6 2x + 3y = -6

**mtti**

we could use CA as the base of the triangle ABC then CA = 4 we could use the distance of B(3,7) from the y-axis as the height height = 3 area of triangle = (1/2)(4)(3) = 6 units^2 so the area of the parallelogram is 12 units^2

**Math**

What is 1 - 1/5 - 7/10 ?

**series help maths steve or reiny**

This is called the Harmonic Series and has been the topic of many studies. It comes down to a question of Divergence or Convergence. You will get a finite sum of a series only if the series converges. It has been proven that the Harmonic Series actually diverges. Here are two ...

**Sport**

Do some googling. Find all the teams that Messi played for and make a list of players. Do the same for Diego Costa and the other footballers listed. cross off names that are NOT common, until you end up with a single name.

**Math - Calculus**

from f"(x)=5x+2 f ' (x) = (5/2)x^2 + 2x + c but f ' (-3) = 3 3 = (5/2)(9) + 6 + c c = ... find c and now you have f ' (x) integrate once more, adding another constant and since you have (-3,6) on it, you can find that constant as well

**Math**

since the investment grows linearly, you have two points, (0, 3518) and (5,5553) slope = (5553-3518)/(5-0) = 407 looking at the choices, the only one possible is D, since it has a slope of +407 making sure, it is correct .... y = 407x + b and since (0,3518) would be the y-...

**algebra 1**

slope = (-2-1)/(5-10) = 3/5 y - 1 = ((3/5)(x-10) continue from here to change it to whatever form you need

**math**

Permutation: the order matters e.g. In how many was can 8runners finish first, second , and third number of ways = 8*7*6 = 336 or 8!/5! combination: A teacher wants to choose 3 students from 8 to form a clean up crew. The order in which the 3 students are chosen does not ...

**Algebra 2**

Don't try fancy codes here, they don't work. I will read that as $5,000 Pick your "time spot" at 6 years, then 2x + x(1.085)^3 = 5000(1.085)^6 x(2 + 1.08r^2) = 8157.34 x = 8157.34/3.277289... = $2489.05

**Math, Algebra**

"The square triangle" ???? So I conclude that you have a square pyramid , and you want the area of the 4 triangles. Let's look at one of them We know its base of 8m We need its height. This height is the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle formed from the ...

**Math, Algebra**

First of all, since you switched your name to "Frustrated Further" I have no way of finding your previous post. Secondly, your first question asks for "the lateral area of the square triangle". This makes no sense. 2nd question: The lateral surface area of ...

**math**

let the first term of the first progression be a let the 2nd term of the other progression be b a + 49(8) - (b + 49(8)) = 50 a - b = 50 a+79(8) - (b+79(8)) = a - b = 50 The difference between like term numbers stays the same at 50

**math**

correct choice

**trigonometry**

After you sketch your triangle, you should see that tanØ = 8/5 <----- opposite/adjacent Ø= appr 58° , using my calculator

**statistics**

You have posted 7 consecutive questions without showing any sign that you have tried any of these. Are you expecting us to simply give you the answer to them? They are not difficult, and are of a basic type in this topic. Follow some of the examples in your text or in your ...

**Algebra**

No, you might have come up mysteriously with the answer but it does not follow from what you did. You start off with two lines are are not equations, X^2+2x+3x+20 X^2-x-20 ----> this does not follow from the previous line, then in the third line all of a sudden you have...

**Math**

NOW: John --- x Juan --- x+5 6 years ago: John --- x-6 Juan --- x+5-6 = x-1 x+5 + x-1 = 25 take over

**Math Ratios**

C is inversely proportional to D ---> C = p/D B is inversely proportional to C ---> B = qC so B = q/(p/D) = (q/p)D A is directly proportional to B --> A = rB A = r(q/p) D looks like A is directly proportional to D

**Algebra**

no, you are multiplying when multiplying powers with the same base, keep the base and ADD the exponents since -4+5 = 1 x^-4×x^5 = x^1 or just plain x

**mATH**

#1 -15 > -21 #2 correct #3 your choice is ordered from smallest to largest, but they wanted largest to smallest I think you have a typo, D would be it if it had been 4,6,7,-10, -15 #4 my choice would be B

**typo - Mathematical Proof**

my last 2 line should say: if n is odd, then n+6 is odd, since odd + even ---> odd

**Mathematical Proof**

I assume you are allowed to use the basic rules of addition and multiplication of odds and evens odd + odd ---> even odd + even --->odd even + even ---> even so if 5n + 1 is even: given then 5n is odd: odd + 1 ---> even odd*odd ---> odd odd*even ---> even ...

**maths**

You would be solving: .5sin(?t/5) = .1sin(?t/4) 5sin(?t/5) = sin(?t/4) getting a "feel" for the question, I ran it through Wolfram, had to change the t to x http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=plot+y+%3D++.5sin(%CF%80x%2F5)+,+y+%3D+.1sin+(%CF%80x%2F4)+from+0+to+3%CF...

**Math**

x+y = 80 x-y = 5 add them: 2x = 85 x = 85/2 = 42.5 take over

**math**

Make a sketch, dropping perpendiculars from the shorter parallel line to the longer Let that height be h You now have a rectangle 24 by h, and two triangles. One has hypotenuse 6, height of h, let its base be x The other has hypotenuse 8, height of h, and base of 10-x from the...

**Math**

subtract the first from the second: -3xy + y^2 = 12 x = (12 - y^2)/(-3y) or (y^2 - 12)/(3y) sub into the first: (y^2 - 12)^2 / 9y^2 + y^2= 13 (y^2 - 12)^2 + 9y^4 = 117y^2 y^4 - 24y^2 + 144 + 9y^4 - 117y^2 = 0 10y^4 - 141y^2 + 144 = 0 y^2 = (141 ± ?14121)/20 y^2 = appr ...

**Math**

or, without finding the angle, projection of u on v = (u dot v)/|v|^2 * v = (1.6*-2.1 + 3.3*-.5)/?(4.41+.25)^2 * v = appr -1.0796 v = appr 2.26i + .539j ----> given as choice b), same as Steve's answer

**math**

Unless you have a model of a football field, you must have meant 204 m, with a breadth of 24 m 2L + 2(24)= 204 solve for L

**maths**

Due to the nature of the question, I will assume that you have been introduced to the circle on an x-y grid and the right-angled triangles with sides x and y and radius r, and have learned the definition of the six trig functions in terms of x, y, and r cot¤ = 7/8 ----&...

**statistics**

What is 10x9x8 ?

**Precalculus - check**

recall that y = loga u y' = (1/lna)*(1/u)*(du/dy) I will assume that you have r(t) = log4 (t + ?t) r ' (t) = (1/ln4)*( 1/(t + ?t) )*(1 + (1/2)t^(-1/2) ) = (1/ln4) (1 + 1/(2?t) )/(t + ?t) if we multiply top and bottom by 2?t = (1/ln4) (2?t + 1)/(2t^(3/2) + 2t) or ...

**Precalculus**

Area = ?r^2 d(area)/dt = 2?r dr/dt given: dr/dt = 4 find: d(area)/dt when r = 7 d(area)/dt = 2?(7)(4) = 56? miles^2 / hour

**Correction- Algebra**

Ganett, that negative answer should not have made sense to you. form 2.00x + 6.50(1133-x) = 3836.50 2.00x+7364.50-6.50x = 3836.50 -4.5x = -3528 x = 784 1133-x = 349 x had to be a positive whole number, since it stands for the number of tickets

**math (venn diagrams)**

We do not know how many have phones and are in the chorus, label that percentage as x and place in the intersection of the two circles. so we have : 70+60-x+15 = 100 x = 45 now you have all the entries, so what is your answer ?

**engineering mechanics**

height = 5(330) m = 1650 m !!!!! Exactly where are you on earth? https://www.google.ca/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C5CHFA_enCA690CA690&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=tallest+buildings+in+the+world&*

**math**

30/7 m = 3(10/7) m 20/7 m = 2(10/7) m So If I went to a tile store and asked for 6 tiles of 10/7 m units on each side, I could do this by laying 3 tiles along the length and 2 tiles along the width. This is an absurd question. You cannot decide on the size of the tile that you...

**Mathd**

did that yesterday http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1490974553

**math**

Your rule is correct, so the sum of the odd-place digits = 1+7+x+1 = x+9 sum of even-place digits = 3+2+4+3 = 12 difference : x+9 - 12 = 0 x = 3 is 13723413 divisible by 11 ? YES, 13723413 = 11(1247583)

**Math**

I think you have a typo. 31:5 kg is not a unit of weight, did you mean 31.5 kg? If so, then just use a ratio .... zinc/31.5 = 7/9 9zinc = 220.5 zinc = 220.5/9 = 24.5 kg notice : 24.5 : 31.5 = 245 : 315 = 7 : 9

**Math**

I used http://www.calculatorweb.com/calculators/loancalc.shtml and got a payment of $3404.53 , but I learned nothing about the actuarial math involved. From your data: Present value = 140000 n = 5(12) = 60 i = .16/12 = .013333... (ridiculously high rate for current rates, time...

**Math**

R = a(x) + b(y^2) case 1: R = 21, x = y = 1 21 = a + b case 2: R = 48, x = y = 2 48 = 2a + 4b or 24 = a + 2b subtract them: 3 = b then in a+b=21, a = 18 R = 18x + 3y^2

**algebra 1**

And I am confused by your question. What does "using (y-h^2 (y-k)^2=r2 " have to do with it. First of all you typed it incorrectly, should be using (y-h)^2 + (y-k)^2=r^2 that would be the equation of a circle with centre (h,k) and radius r. But you simply wanted the ...

**Calculus**

Because it is rotated about the line y = 2 , not y = 0 , which would have been the x-axis

**Corporate Finance**

Estimate ?? The standard simple formula and a good calculator gives you the answer in less than a minute. i = .08/12 = .006666... n = 30(12) = 360 P( 1 - 1.00666..^-360)/.00666.. = 200000 P = $ 1467.53

**doan**

I have a strong feeling that you meant: (x-1)/(3x-3) = (x-1)/( 3(x-1)) = 1/3 , as long as x?1 the way you typed it, it would be (2/3)x - 3

**maths**

"the geometric mean of two numbers x and y is 6" ---> (xy)^(1/2) = 6 xy = 36 goemetric mean of x,y,9x,9y = ( (x)(y)(9x)(9y) )^(1/4) = ( 81x^2 y^2 )^(1/4) = (81 (xy)^2 )^(1/4) = (81(1296))^(1/4) = 3(6) = 18

**Math**

Assume the cost will be a function of the surface area SA. radius of can ---- r height of can ---- h V = ?r^2 h = 640 h = 640/(?r^2) SA = 2?r^2 + 2?rh = 2?r^2 +2?r(640/(?r^2) = 2?r^2 + 1280/r d(SA)/dr = 4?r - 1280/r^2 = 0 for a min of SA 4?r = 1280/r^2 r^3 = 320/? r = appr 4....

**arithmetic**

Assuming that S8 means Sum(8), and you are dealing with a geometric sequence ..... ( a(r^8 - 1)/(r-1) ) / ( a(r^4 - 1)/(r-1) ) = 97/81 (r^8 - 1)/(r^4 - 1) = 97/81 (r^4 - 1)(r^4 + 1)/(r^4-1) = 97/81 r^4 + 1 = 97/81 r^4 = 16/81 r = ± 2/3

**math**

similar question here, just change the numbers http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1362948858

**Math - Quadratic Equations**

Mark now is x^2 at some time in the future, Mark is 10x so the change in time is 10x - x^2 Peter's age will change by that same number so Peter's age will be x + 10x-x^2 = 11x - x^2 but 3x = 11x- x^2 x^2 - 8x = 0 x(x-8) = 0 x = 0 , not likely or x = 8 So Mark is now 64...

**statistics**

Time = distance/rate let the equal distances be x km individual times are: x/20, x/60, and x/120 hours total time = x/20 + x/60 + x/120 = (6x/120 + 2x/120 + x/120) = 9x/120 hrs avg speed = total distance/total time = 3x / (9x/120) = 40 km/h

**math**

let cosx = t, then your equation becomes 4t^2 - t - 3 = 0 (4t + 3)(t - 1) = 0 t= -3/4 or t = 1 cosx = -3/4 or cosx = 1 now follow the steps I used for your previous post when you were Sara http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1490924093

**math**

log2 (x+5) + log2 (x-1) =4 , x > 1 or else the log .... would be undefined log2 ( (x+5)(x-1) ) = 4 (x+5)(x-1) = 2^4 x^2 + 4x - 5 - 16 = 0 x^2 + 4x - 21 = 0 (x + 7)(x - 3) = 0 x = -7 or x = 3 So x = 3, the other root is extraneous

**math**

I sent it through Wolfram the way you typed it Even Wolfram had trouble understanding what you meant: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=solve+15(5%5Ex-2)%3D8%5E2x%2B1

**math**

No extraneous root here. Just a simple equation.

**Math**

I went through a very similar question for you in your previous post. Using a "Web Loan Calculator" and being asked to put the answer in a webpage input box will not allow you to learn how to do this type of problem.

**Math**

Saturn was never made by Dodge, and has not been manufactured since 2009, anyway .... I will assume you want to find the monthly payment. i = .0325/12 = .002708333... n = 48 PV = .95(20800) = 19760 P( 1 - 1.00270833..^-48 )/.00270833.. = 19760 I got P = 439.56

**math**

From p(-2)=5 and p(1)=14 we have two points (-2,5) and (1,14) so, 3(-8) + a(4) -2b + 7 = 5 4a - 2b = 22 ----> 2a - b = 11 3(1) + a(1) + b(1) + 7 = 14 ---> a + b = 4 adding: 3a = 15 a = 5, then b = -1 a+b = 5-1 = 4

**Advanced Functions**

recall cos 2x = 2cos^2 x - 1 4cos2x - cosx-3 =0 4(2cos^2 x - 1 ) - cosx - 3 = 0 8cos^2x - 4 - cosx - 3 = 0 8cos^2 x - cosx - 7 = 0 (cosx - 1)(8cosx + 7) = 0 cosx = 1 or cosx = -7/8 cosx = 1 ---> x = 0 or x = 2? cosx = -7/8 ---> x = ? - cos^-1 (7/8) or x = ? + cos^-1 (7/8...

**Geometry**

simple case of tan 22° = height/15 height = 15tan22 = ....

**math**

Did you make a sketch? What are the dimensions of the tub with a 3 ft border around it? What is the area of that rectangle? What is the area of the tub? subtract the two areas. let me know your choice.

**Math**

if 5/8 are girls, then 3/8 are boys let the number of girls be 5x , and the number of boys be 3x 5x = 3x + 10 2x = 10 x = 5 number of girls is 25 and boys is 15 total in chorus is 40 fraction of chorus kids to whole student body = 40/178 = 20/89 I don't get the point of ...

**math**

Keith and 10 and Sally has 3 times as many. What is 3 x 10 ??

**Math**

Anna's cards --- 5x Jane's cards ---- 3x Tina's cards ----- 2x 5x + 3x + 2x = 120 10x = 120 x = 12 plug back into my definitions

**Calculus**

done, see your previous post of this btw, I notice you had to find the dimensions as well as the minimum cost but once you have r, just go back into h = ...

**Calculus**

let the radius of the cylinder be r, let the height of the cylinger be h ?r^2h = 1000 h = 1000/(?r^2) Cost = .05(2?r^2) + .03(2?rh) = .1?r^2 + .06?r(1000/(?r^2) = .1 ?r^2 + 60/r d(Cost)/dr = .2?r - 60/r^2 = 0 for a min cost .2?r = 60/r^2 r^3 = 60/(.2?) = 300/? carry on, find r...

**algebra**

original: numerator: x denominator: 2x+3 so the original fraction is x/(2x+3) new fraction: (x-7)/(2x+3-7) = 7/19 19x - 133 = 14x - 28 5x = 105 x = 21 So you had 21/45

**MATH**

I read that as sinx / (1 + sinx) What about it?

**Math**

You did not actually ask a question. From you opening equation I conclude that you were asking, " How long would it take to reach a height of 10 m ? " make sure you include brackets when you do your calculations 4.9t^2 - 20t + 9 = 0 , noticed I multiplied by -1 t = (...

**Math NEED HELP URGENT**

after t hours: count of A = 10000(1.08)^t , where t is in hours count of B = 33000(.94)^t when is the count the same ? 10000(1.08)^t = 33000(.94)^t 1.08^t = 3.3 (.94)^t take log of both sides log 1.08^t = log 3.3 + log .94^t t log1.08 = log 3.3 + tlog .94 t log 1.08 - t log.94...

**mathematics sequence need help**

clearly a = 4, d = 6 term(n) = a + (n-1)d = 4 + 6(n-1) = 4 + 6n - 6 = 6n - 2 term(25) = .....

**Math- PLEASE HELP!!**

see above

**math**

From the 2nd: y = 1 + 2x typo in the first, once you fix it, replace y with (1+2x) and solve for x Then sub that into 1+2x to get the y let me know how you made out.

**Math**

4 pies for 6 neighbours, so 4/6 or 2/3 of a pie for each neighbour.

**Pre-calculus**

4y29 ?????? Was expecting a something in terms of y

**Math**

how about 5/1, 10/2, 85/17 and -6/3, ...... your turn

**Math**

"the square of the sum of the other two sides is 17" ---> (b+c)^2=17 , correct, you had that but also: b^2 + c^2 = 3^2 = 9 from (b+c)^2=17 b^2 + c^2 + 2bc = 17 9 + 2bc = 17 bc = 4 area = (1/2)bc = 2 units^2

**math**

Did you mean: sinx = 335sin59° ÷ x ?

**math**

Hey, one of my favourite numbers. sinx = .618033989.. which is the decimal part of the Golden Ratio ! Neat!

**GEOMETRY**

D, but make sure you spell it correctly.

**Math**

I will do one of them for you, you do the others Quarterly: i = .035/4 = .00875 n = 6(4) = 24 amount = P(1 + i)^n = 2750(1.00875)^24 = $ 3389.52

**angular accleration**

mmmh, let's see: 5 shakes take 1 minute, so 50 shakes take 10 minutes

**angular accleration**

rate of 6 rotations per/ secsquare --- rate of 6 rotations per/ sec^2 <---- looks like acceleration so a = 6 v = 6t + c but it started from rest, so when t = 0 , v = 0, then c = 0 v = 6t , v is the speed of the rotation and s = 3t^2 , where s is the number of rotations. ...

** Maths**

I read the question as consisting of 3 legs of the journey. Funny thing is that I answered the same question back in February, as seen from the Related Question below. http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1486127947 Damon's answer yields the same result

**Maths**

missing the distance along the 45° path

**Maths**

Make a sketch and you should have two similar triangles each of sides 5 and 8. Assumption: we will assume the ball travels in a straight line, and we will ignore the small actual curvature. The sum of the two acute angles in each triangle = 90° So the angle between the two...

**6th grade AC math. Rates? I think**

distance = 3(1/5) = 3/5 miles time = 3/2 minutes speed = distance/time = (3/5) / (3/2) mpm = (3/5)(2/3) mpm = 2/5 miles/minute or .4 miles/minute

**Math - Calculus**

let the height be y and each side of the base be x cm Surface area = SA = x^2 + 4xy = 1200 y = (1200 - x^2)/(4x) = 300/x - (1/4)x V= x^2 y = x^2(300/x - (1/4)x ) = 300x - (1/4)x^3 dV/dx = 300 - (3/4)x^2 = 0 for a max of V (3/4)x^2 = 300 x^2 = 1200/3 = 400 x = ?400 = 20 largest...

**geometry**

Look at one of the 8 congruent triangles. The height of one of those is 5 m and let the base be b each triangle has an area of 80/8 = 10 m^2 (1/2)(b)(5) = 10 5b = 20 b = 4 so we 8 sides of 4 m, for a perimeter of 32 m

**Statistics**

So he wants MMMH, where M is miss and H is hit prob(of your event) = (.35)^3 (.65) = ....

**math**

I made your sketch and filled in all the angles . From triangle MPQ QM/sin15 = 18/sin60 QM = 18sin15/(?3/2) = 16sin15/?3 in triangle RMQ cos15 = QR/QM QR = QM cos15 = (36sin15)/?3 * cos15 = 18(2sin15cos15)/?3 = 18(sin30)/?3 = 18(1/2) / ?3 = 9/?3 = 9/?3 * ?3/?3 = 9?3 /3 = 3?3

**Math PLEASE HELP!**

#2 buses arrive at : 7:00, 7:11, 7:22, 7:33, 7:44, 7:55, 8:06, 8:17, 8:28 Ahhh you just missed the 8:17, so ...... d) 8:28 - 8:18 = 0:10

**Math**

sin20(tan10+cot10) = sin20(sin10/cos10 + cos10/sin10) = 2sin10cos10(sin^2 10 + cos^2 10)/(sin10cos10) = 2(sin10cos10)/(sin10cos10 ( 1) = 2

**Math**

first stage: i = .03/12 = .0025 n = 9(12) = 108 second stage: i = .06/52 = .001153846 n = 8(52) = 416 after first stage: amount = 3290(1.0025)^108 = $4308.33 after 2nd stage: amount = 3290(1.0025)^108(1.001153846)^416 = $6960.66

**Algebra**

.01x + .06(12000-x) = .03(12000) take over

**Trig**

I am sure you meant: f(x)=4cos^2 x -3 for the x-intercepts: 4cos^2 x -3 = 0 cos^2 x = 3/4 cos x = ±?3/2 ---> so x is in all 4 quadrants. I know that cos ?/6 = ?3/2 so x = ?/6, ? - ?/6, ? + ?/6, and 2?-?/6 or x = ?/6, 5?/6, 7?/6, and 11?/6 for the y-intercept, let x...