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July 24, 2014

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College Algebra
from the given vertex, the equation must be y = a(x+2)^2 + 4 but (0,2) lies on it, so 2 = a(0+2)^2 + 4 2 = 4a + 4 4a=-2 a = -1/2 y = (-1/2)(x+2)^2 + 4

Math please help
let y = 3/x + 4(1-x) = 3/x + 4(1-x)^-1 dy/dx = -3/x^2 -4(1-x)^-2 (-1) = -3/x^2 + 4/(1-x)^2 = 0 for a max/min of y 4/(1-x)^2 = 3/x^2 4x^2 = 3(1-x)^2 2x = ± √3(1-x) 2x = √3 - √3x 2x + √3x = √3 x = √3/(2 + √3) = appr .4641 or 2x = ...

algebra
D : B = 27 : 16 = D : 64 D/64 = 27/16 D = 64(27/16) = 108

Math
$1 = 82.8/12 francs so he has 12 + 25 or $37 $37 = 37(82.8/12) francs = appr 255.3 francs Time to update that ancient texbook your school is using. France has been using the Euro since 1999

Math
2nd angle --- x 1st angle ---- 4x 3rd angle ---- x+84 x + 4x + x+84 = 180 6x=96 x = 16 1st angle = 4x = 4(16) = 64°

ALgebra
adults --- x children -- 3x solve: 975x + 525(3x) = 30600

math
In terms of cosx cos 3x = 4 cos^3 x - 3cosx , and cos 2x = 2 cos^2 x - 1 so cos 3x = cos 2x 4 cos^3 x - 3cosx - 2cos^2 x + 1 = 0 let cosx = y so we need 4y^3 - 2y^2 - 3y + 1 = 0 I tried y = 1 and sure enough that was a solution. then by synthetic division ... 4y^3 - 2y^2 - 3y ...

math
i = .08 n = 40 years a) amount = 3000 ( 1.08^40 - 1)/.08 = appr $777,170.00 b) change the exponent from 40 to 30

geometry
second angle --- x first angle ------ 4x third angle ----- x+84 x + 4x + x+84 = 180 you finish it

Math
dimes--- x quarters -- x+2 nickels --- 3(x+2) = 3x + 6 10x + 25(x+2) + 5(3x+6) = 180 10x + 25x + 50 + 15x + 30 = 180 50x =100 x = 2 so 2 dimes and 4 quarters and 12 nickels check: 10(2) + 4(25) + 5(12) = 180 all is good

Introductory Algebra
Ummmh, isn't it about your school updated those old textbooks? France hasn't used the franc for years, they use the Euro.

algebra
cost of pound of copper ---- x cost of pound of tin -------- x+2 3(x + 2) + 7x = 10(3.85) 3x + 6 + 7x = 38.5 10x = 32.5 x = 3.25 copper sells for $3.25 per pound, and tin sells for $5.25 per pound

Math
I would write it as y = (8x^3)(3x-2)^(-1/2) and use the product rule dy/dx = (8x^3)(-1/2)(3x-2)^(-3/2) (3) + 24x^2 (3x-2)^(1/2) I will let you clean it up a bit

Math
yes, f(-6) = -18-5 = -23 f(4) = 12 - 5 = ........ f(8) = ........ range = { -23, ..... , .... }

trig
3secØ = 5 secØ = 5/3 then cosØ = 3/5 , since secA = 1/cosA Ø = arccos 3/5 = appr53.13° but you wanted the obtuse angle, so Ø = 360-53.13 = 306.87° , because the cosine is positive in quadrant I and IV to the nearest degree it would be...

Algebra
to get the y-intercept, let x = 0, that would leave you with y = 3 for the x-intercept, let y = 0 , that would leave you with x = 3 if the equation is of the form Ax + By = C do the same thing, usually you can do it your head e.g. 5x + 3y = 20 x-intercept is 4 y-intercept is 20/3

Algebra
of course

Algebra
treat it like two ordered pairs (1,295) and (2,272) slope = (272 - 295)/(2-1) = - 23 so equation in the form y = mx + b would be count = -23x + b , were x is the day number so using (1,295) 295 = -23(1) + b b = 318 count = -23x + 318 so on day 3 , x =3 count = -23(3) + 318 = 2...

data management
a) z-score for 6 days = (6-7)/2 = -1/2 = -.5 b) go to your table at z = -.5 and find the corresponding probability , multiply by 8000 ( I got 2468 c) repeat the above for 4 days I found this website a great replacement for tables http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/z_table.html

math (please check answer)
prob = (6/20)(2/19) = 3/95 you were right

algebra/what am I doing wrong Please help
You should have definitions for dependent, independent, and incosistent. if there is a unique solution , the system would be independent. since the two lines have different slopes, they MUST intersect in a point, thus independent Wolfram is great ... http://www.wolframalpha.co...

Please help me with this question.!!!!!!
I must admit that I had no idea what a "box and whisker" plot is, even though I taught math for 35 years, so I looked it up and found this video of the very useful Khan Academy by Sal Khan https://www.khanacademy.org/math/probability/descriptive-statistics/Box-and-wh...

Algebra
prob on base = .45 prob not on base = .55 prob (on base 5 of 7 times) =C(7,5) (.45^5)(.55^2) = appr .117

Math
-4x-8>4 -4x > 12 divide both sides by -4 x < -3 You add and subtract jus like you would for an equation, but when you divide by a negative, like I did in the last step, you MUST reverse the inequality sign.

math (cant figure it out)
Prob(vowed, then Q) = (3/6)(1/6) = 3/36 = 1/12 How did you possible get 1/10 ?

math *check*
Strike 2 prob (red from 1st then red from 2nd) = (12/20)(8/13) = 24/65

algebra
what is 4^3 - 5(4^2) + 4 ?

math
1/8 = .125 or 12.5% so to double we would solve 1(1.125)^n = 2 log both sides log (1.125^n = log2 n log 1.125 = log2 n = log2/log 1.125 = appr 5.885 years for tripling, solve 1.125^n = 3 ------> you should get appr 9.33

math *check*
prob(green) = 9/20 prob(not green) = 11/20 odds in favour of green = (9/20) : (11/20) = 9: 11 you are correct.

math (cant figure it out)
Valid point by Writeacher, if they they are numbered from 0-10 , there would be 11 sections. Clarify before I answer it.

math
strange wording .... " Finding three geometrically numbers" I assume you have 3 numbers in a geometric sequence. "30 units exceeds the sum of the other two" ...... which "other two" , the first two, the last two , or the middle two ? the three num...

Math
Use Cartesian geometry let the first be at (1,120) and the last one at (7,12) slope = (120-12)/(1-7) = -18 so for each increase in x, the height drops 18 cm so you want two decreases, height of third = 120-2(18) = 84 or find the equation: y = -18x + b at (7,12) 12 = -18(7) + b...

math -interest
i = .14/12 = .0116666... n = 12 400 = payment (1 - 1.011666...^-12)/.01166.. I get payment = 35.91

Algebra 1
y = x^2 - 4x+ 4 = (x - 2)^2 for x-intercept, let y = 0 (x-2)^2 = 0 x-2 = 0 x = 2 we have a double root at x = 2 , ( x=2 or x=2) see Wolfram: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=plot+y+%3D+x%5E2+-+4x+%2B+4 Usually , I would put my money on Wolfram.

math
If f(x) will "vanish" when x = 1 and x = -2 (x-1) and (x+2) must be factors assume we have f(x) = a(x+b)(x-1)(x+2) given: f(-1) = 4 ---> 4 = a(-1+b)(-2)(1) -2a(-1+b) = 4 2a - 2ab = 4 a - ab = 2 f(2) = 28 ---> 28 = a(2+b)(1)(4) 4a(2+b) = 28 8a + 4ab = 28 2a + ab...

math
I see about 9 questions that you posted all dealing with the factor and remainder theorems. You have shown no effort on your part or let us know where you difficulties are. They all basically follow these two concepts : if for some f(x) , x-a is a factor, then f(a) = 0 if for ...

math
p(4) = 64k + 48 - 3 = 64k + 45 Q(4) = 128 - 20 + k = k + 108 by the remainder theorem , each of these are the remainders when divided by x-4 But they are equal ... 64k + 45 = k + 108 63k = 63 k = 1

math
x^3-a^2x+x+2 is divisible by x-a so x=a has to give a result of 0 when subbed in a^3 - a^2 (a) + a + 2 = 0 a^3 - a^3 + a + 2 = 0 a = -2

maths
area = (4)(6)sin52° = ....

check answer
good, carry on

algebra
g^-1 = { (5,-4), (2,3), (0,4)} h^-1(x) = (x-9)/2 g^-1 (2) = 3 h^-1 (x) = (x-9)/2 (h*h^1) (-7) .... is there a typo? did you mean (h*h^-1) (-7) ?? if so, then (h*h^-1) (x) = (2x+9)(x-9)/2 = (2x^2 + 9x - 81)/2 (h*h^-1) (-7) = (98 - 63 - 81)/2 = -23

Math
Basic property of triangles: the largest side is opposite the largest angle the smallest side is opposite the smallest angle etc since angle A is 125° , the sum of the other two angles must be 55° that is, "a" must be the largest side, but b > a which woul...

Precalculus
Expected pay-out = .04(300) + .03(400) + (.03)(.04)(6000) = 12 + 12 + 7.20 = $31.20 how did you get 31.40 ? to make a $10 profit, they should charge 41.20 per policy

Algebra 1--Please, help me!
1. for the x-intercept let y = 0 ---> x = 2/3 for the y-intercept , let x = 0 ---> y = -2 2. (3m^2 n)/(5m)(20mn/n^6) = (3mn/5)(20m/n^5) = 12m^2/n^4 ------> a) 3. 3/x + 3/(5x) LCD = 5x = 15/(5x( + 3/(5x) = 18/(5x)-----> c)

Algebra
domain: { -7,9,0} range : { 5,-4,3,-7}

Algebra 1--Please, check my answer!
1. the slope of x+2y = -6 is -1/2 so we are looking for a line with slope +2 so anything starting with 2x-y = .... or -2x + y = ... will do. looks like b) to me 2. They all factor and simplify a) 3(x+2)/((x+2)(x-1)) = 3/(x-1) , x ≠ -2 b) 3(x-1)/((x-1)(x-1)) = 3/(x-1) , x...

algebra/can you show me how to solve problem
f(x) = x^2 + 2 f(-3) = (-3)^2 + 2 = 9+2 = 11 notice that I substituted x with the given value of x wherever I saw an x do the others the same way

Algebra 1--Please, help me!
see later post

Algebracan you answer my question
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=plot+x-y%3D4+%2C+2x%2B3y%3D13+

Math
let y = -x^2 + 5x + 5 dy/dx = -2x + 5 = 0 for a max of y 2x = 5 x = 5/2 when x = 5/2 y = -25/4 + 5(5/2) + 5 = 45/4 you should recognize y = -x^2 + 5x + 5 as a downward opening parabola , the max is 45/4 when x = 5/2

Calculus
if f ' (x) = 2x- 3x^2 f(x) = x^2 - x^3 + c f(0) = 0-0+c f(3) = 9 + 27 + c = 36+c change from f(0) to f(3) = 36+c - c = 36

algebra
Your expansion is incorrect 3(x-5)(x+5) = 3(x^2 - 25) = 3x^2 - 75 Since you wanted a quadratic equation, it should be 3x^2 - 75 = 0

algebra
What did you get ?

Algebra
follow the same steps that I showed you in your previous post of the identical type of question. It appears you never even looked at it.

Algebra
that would simply be f(x) = 2(x+3)(x+4) = 2x^2 + 14x + 24

Math
1by1 --- 64 of them 2by2 --- 49 3by3 --- 36 4by4 --- 25 5by5 --- 16 6by ----- 9 7by7 ---- 4 8by8 ---- 1 total = 204 There can only be an equal number of reds and blacks in the even-numbered squares, so 64 + 36 + 16 + 4 + 1 = 121 121 blocks have the same number of reds and blac...

Probability!
since you are replacing the marble, the second draw is not affected by anything you did before. so Prob(red, then blue) = (8/43)(12/43) = 96/1849

MATH
correct

MATH
For the first, the following are divisible by 3: 3 6 9 so what do you think?

math.
0 < (x+3)/2 < 5 multiply by 2 0 < x + 3 < 10 subtract 3 -3 < x < 7

Algebra
I think the main purpose of the question, even though they did not say that, was to show that the midpoint of the hypotenuse is equidistant from the 3 vertices. All I did with the slope calculation was to show that the triangle is indeed right-angled. Other than that, finding ...

Algebra
I don't understand your question. I DID use the distance between two points formula, I just did not show the subtraction since that is easily done in your head. here is one of them with all steps : AM = √( 2.5 - 1)^2 + (3.5-1)^2 ) = √( 1.5^2 + 2.5^2) = √2...

Algebra
Your diagram should show that you have a right angle at B , but let's prove it anyway. slope AB = (2-1)/(5-1) = 1/4 slope of BC = (6-2)/(4-5) = -4 YES, AB is perpendicular to BC, thus AC is a hypotenuse midpoint of AC = M( (1+4)/2 , (1+6)/2) = M(5/2 , 7/2) = M(2.5 , 3/5) A...

Algebra
(f*g)(x) = (2x+5)(x^2 - 3) = 2x^3 + 5x^2 - 6x - 15 do the other one in the same way

trig
let's fit the data to a curve of the type f(t) = a cos k(t +d) + c from highest to lowest = 65-25= 40 cm so a = 20 from highest to lowest = .3 s to 1.8 s so period = 3 seconds 2π/k = 3 k = 2π/3 so far we have f(t) = 20 cos (2π/3) (t +d) + c let's raise t...

Maths, Divine International Public School
cotA = 8/15 tanA = 15/8 so y=15, x=8 r^2 = 15^2 + 8^2 r = √289 = 17 sinA = 15/17 cosA = 8/17 then (1+SinA)(1-SinA)/(1+CosA)(1-CosA) = (1 - sin^2 A)/(1 - cos^2 A) = (1 - 225/289)/(1 - 64/289) = (64/289) / (225/289) = 64/225

Math
upwards: f(x) = (x+2)(2x+5) downwards f(x) = -(x+2)(2x+5) expand if needed

Math 11
I hope you made a diagram. label the window position P label the top of the statue T label the bottom of the statue B So we want TB I can find BP sin34° = 20/BP BP = 20/sin34 let's use the sine law in triangle TBP TB/sin4 = BP/sin120 TB = BPsin4/sin120 = (20/sin34)(sin...

Math helpppp!
You gave the equation in vertex form so the vertex is easily read to be (6,3) for standard form, just expand your function h(x) = x^2 -12x + 36 + 3 = x^2 - 12x + 39

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

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

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)

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

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

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) app...

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

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

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

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

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 y...

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

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

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) ...

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!

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 , repet...

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

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)

Math
Where is the second equation ?

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

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

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 a...

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: ...

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

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

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.

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?

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

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.

Math
correct

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)

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