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December 10, 2016

Posts by Reiny

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Algebra. NEED HELP ASAP PLEASE
the way you typed it ... 4(t − 1) + 4/4t + 4 = 4t - 4 + 1/t + 4 = 4t + 1/t Something tells me you meant: 4/(t-1) + 4/(4t+4) = 4/(t-1) + 1/(t+1) , the LCD is (t-1)(t+1) = ( 4(t+1) + t-1)/((t-1)(t+1)) = (4t + 4 + t - 1)/(t^2 - 1) = (5t + 3)/(t^2 - 1) , t ≠ ± 1
October 13, 2016

Algebra
Follow the same steps as in the post when you were Lay.
October 13, 2016

Algebra
y = 2(x+5)(x-1) http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=plot+y+%3D+2(x%2B5)(x-1)
October 13, 2016

Algebra
obvious first equation: x + y = 40 2nd equation deals with value of the nuts 6x + 4y = 4.75(40) 6x + 4y = 190 3x + 2y = 95 ** double the first one: 2x + 2y = 80 *** subtract *** from ** x = 15 in your head looking at x+y = 40 y = 25 check: 6(15) + 4(25) = 190 4.75(40) = 190
October 13, 2016

algebra
correct, now solve the equation
October 13, 2016

Math
For each of them , make a sketch In each case you will get a right-angled triangle You MUST know the basic trig ratios in terms of opposite, adjacent, and hypotenuse. e.g. tanØ = opposite/adjacent 1) so we have tanØ = 160/120 = 4/3 Make sure your calculator is ...
October 13, 2016

math
wx + zy = c zy = c - wx y = (c - wx)/z
October 13, 2016

Math HELP!
looks like for every increase of 1 in the x, the y decreases by 5 so the slope = change in y/change in x = -5 notice (0,-1) is the y-intercept, so y = -5x - 1
October 13, 2016

Investment
i = .04/4 = .01 n = 12 What is the question?
October 13, 2016

math
(7^-64)x(7^-150)/(7^-7)x(7^2)=7^t when multiplying powers with the same base, keep the base and add the exponents Left Side = 7^(-64 -150 -7 + 2) = 7^-209 so we have: 7^-209 = t^t clearly t = -209 If the text has an answer of +209, it is wrong. Do you perhaps have a typo, such...
October 13, 2016

math
a)no restrictions (my answer is 11C5) -- correct b)all boys (is this correct 5C5) -- correct c)all girls (my answer 6C5) -- correct d)more girls than boys (answer 6C4x5C1 +6C3x5C2)? ---- more girls than boys ---> 3G,2B - 4G,1B - 5G = C(6,3)xC(5,2) + C(6,4)xC(5,1) + C(6,5) e...
October 13, 2016

math
easier to see the letters this way: B I I I O E E E N N N G G R number of ways without restrictions = 14!/(3!3!3!2!) = 201,801,600 (do you know why I am dividing by 3!3!3!2! ? ) let's put the BO together, could also be OB let's treat that pair as one element number of ...
October 13, 2016

math
Perhaps you feel more comfortable with rectangular graphing r=2/1+cos theta r = 2/(1+ x/r) r + x = 2 √(x^2 + y^2) + x = 2 √(x^2 + y^2) = 2-x square both sides x^2 + y^2 = 4 - 4x + x^2 y^2 = 4 - 4x Steve meant to say, vertex is (1,0)
October 13, 2016

algebra
speed of slower car --- x mph speed of faster car ---- x+7 mph distance of slower car = 3x distance of faster car = 3(x+7) 3x + 3(x+7) = 273 carry on ...
October 12, 2016

problem solving
mike's age ---- x years Sandra's age --- x-8 years Six years ago: Mike was x - 6 Sandra was x-8-6 = x-14 x-6 = 3(x-14) x-6 = 3x - 42 36 = 2x x = 18 Mike is now 18 and Sandra is now 10 years old check: 6 years ago Mike was 12 and Sandra was 4 which is 3 times as old My ...
October 12, 2016

math
2^-3=1/x 2^3 = x x = 8, you are correct 7^y=1/49 7^y = 1/7^2 t^y = 7^-2, thus y = -2
October 12, 2016

7th Math
First of all , if you have a "hypotenuse", then you must have a right-angled triangle. If the sides are 10 cm each, then the area of one triangle = (1/2)(10)(10) = 50 cm^2 Assuming you have 16 of those, then the total area is 800 cm^2 btw, the hypotenuse would be &#...
October 12, 2016

Quick math help
Find the tenth term of the sequence: -6,1,8... Is it 57? YES For the sequence:2,4,8,16 the value of s4 is____. Is it 8? If s4 means the sum of four terms, why not just add them up, they are there in front of you, sum(4) = 30 Find the 7th term of the sequence: 1,2,4,... Is it ...
October 12, 2016

Quick math help
1. list the terms a(n) = 4n, start with n=1,2,.. terms are 4, 8,12, 16, 32 now add them up 2. I think you mean a(n+1) = 4a(n) + 18, where a(1) = 3 a(2) = 4a(1) + 18 = 4(3)+18 = 30 a(3) = 4a(2) + 18 = 4(30)+18 = 138 carry on to a(6) This is called a recursive sequence, where ...
October 12, 2016

geometry
why are you reposting this? Steve already did it for you http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1476313817
October 12, 2016

geometry
Is there a question?
October 12, 2016

maths
confusing wording. I interpret that to say, d = -3 sum(15) = -120 sum(15) = (15/2)(2a + 14(-3) ) = -120 15( 2a - 42) = -240 2a - 42 = -16 2a = 26 a = 13 first term is 13 last term = term(15) = a+14d = 13 + 14(-3) = -29 check: sum(15) = (15/2)(first + last) = (15/2)(13 -29) = -120
October 12, 2016

Geometry
let the other endpoint be (x,y) I will find the x, then you find the y using the same method. for the x: (x+3)/2 = 5 x+3 = 10 x = 7 for the y: ......
October 12, 2016

math
speed of lorry ---- x km/h speed of car ----- x+20 km/h time for the car = 280/(x+20) time for lorry = 280/x 280/x - 280/(x+20) = 70/60 divide by 70 4/x - 4/(x+20) = 1/60 times 60x(x+20), the LCD 240(x+20) - 240x = x(x+20) 240x + 4800 - 240x = x^2 + 20x x^2 + 20x - 4800 = 0 (x...
October 12, 2016

Maths
so there are 15 boys and 16 girls prob(that both picked are girls) = C(16,2) / C(31,2) = 120/465 = 8/31 or prob(girl, girl) = (16/31)(15/30) = (16/31)(1/2) = 8/31
October 12, 2016

Math
I am sure that the work to be shown should look something like this: 17/2 = x/5 2x = 5(17) x = 85/2 or 42.5 2. 22/30 = 100/x 22x = 3000 x = 3000/22 or 1500/11 or 136 4/11 3. you said: 2/1 = 12/2 or 2 = 6 !!!! , surely that made no sense to you.
October 12, 2016

Math Check Answers
1. 1 7/8 + 1/9 = 15/8 + 1/9 , LCD = 72 = 135/72 + 8/72 = 143/72 none of the choices match 2. 8 8/9 - 5 1/11 = 80/9 + 56/11 = 880/99 + 448/99 = 1328/99 none of your choices match this. 3.3.) 7 2/3 x 3 7/9 = 23/3 x 34/9 = 782/27 not your choice. are you just guessing? show me ...
October 12, 2016

geometry
basic trig ratios .... cos60° = yz/12 yz = 12 cos 60° = ..
October 12, 2016

maths
I let a = 20° and tested your equation the way you typed it, it is not true did you mean: [(x+y)/(x-y)]^(2x)+y/2]^2=1 ? or [( (x+y)/(x-y)]^2 )x)+y/2]^2=1 ? or ....
October 12, 2016

math
make your sketch. let AB = BC = y let AC = x so 2y + x = 82 x = 82-2y given the information, that is as far as we can go
October 12, 2016

math
2(x-4) ≤ 17
October 12, 2016

Plane and solid geometry
you will have to "complete the square" 2x^2+4y^2-12x-64y-16=0 2(x^2 - 6x + ....) + 4(y^2 - 16y + ....) = 16 2(x^2 - 6x + 9) + 4(y^2 - 16y + 64) = 16 + 2(9) + 4(64) 2(x-3)^2 + 4(y-8)^2 = 290 divide each term by 290 2(x-3)^2 /290 + 4(y-8)^2 / 290 = 1 (x-3)^2 / 145 + (y...
October 12, 2016

Math for Reiny
you are correct at -1 I made an error, (shouldn't do stuff in my head) I think I was taking csc^2 (45°) , π/2 = 90°, not 45° my bad
October 12, 2016

Math
y = -1/(x+5) - 1 step #1 in finding the inverse is to interchange the variables, so x = -1/(y+5) - 1 now solve this for y x+1 = -1/(y+5) (x+1)(y+5) = -1 xy + 5x + y + 5 = -1 y(x+1) = -5x - 6 y = -(5x+6)/(x+1), x ≠ -1,-5
October 12, 2016

Math
Perfect setup, notice the coefficients of x are ±2, so nothing has to be done add 2nd and last ---> 2y + 4z = 2 , #4 add 1st and last ---> 5y + 6z = 5 , #5 #4 times 5 ----->10y + 8z = 10 #5 times 2 ----> 10y + 12z = 10 subtract those two equations: 4z = 0 z...
October 12, 2016

math
You couldn't have two different answers. There are 12 white or green marbles so prob(a white or green) = 12/ 17
October 12, 2016

math
Since you are drawing ONE marble, the prob( white AND green) = 0 That should have been obvious, how can you have a white and a green marble at the same time. My question to you... What is the probability if drawing a white OR a green ?
October 12, 2016

Geometric progression
first condition: 8/x = y/8 xy = 64 2nd condition: y-x = -8-y 2y + 8 = x in xy=64 (2y+8)(y) = 64 2y^2 + 8y - 64=0 y^2 + 4y - 32=0 (y+8)(y-4) = 0 y = -8 or y = 4 since xy= 64 if y = 4, x = 16 if y = -8 , x = -4
October 12, 2016

Geometric progressio
Again, use your definition: k/3 = 48/k k^2 = 144 k = ± 12
October 12, 2016

Geometric progression
its 5th term is 48 --- ar^4 = 48 The 7th term of a g.p. is 8 times of the 4th term ---> ar^6 = 8ar^3 ar^6 - 8ar^3 = 0 ar^3( r^3 - 8) = 0 ar^3 = 0 ---> not very likely or all terms are 0 r^3 = 8 r = 2 in ar^4 = 48 a(16) = 48 a = 3 state your conclusion
October 12, 2016

Geometrc progression
Follow the method I showed you in http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1476257173
October 12, 2016

Algebra
let the exponential equation be y = a e^(kx) for (0,200) 200 = a e^0 a = 200 so you have y = 200 e^kx for (6,380) 380 = 200 e^(6k) 1.9 = e^(6k) take ln of both sides, and use rules of logs ln 1.9 = 6k lne, but lne = 1 6k = ln 1.9 k = ln 1.9/6 the exponential equation is y = ...
October 12, 2016

Geometric progressio
Use your definitions: the fifth term of a g.p. is 81 ---> ar^4 = 81 second term is 24 -----> ar = 24 divide them: (ar^4)/(ar) = 81/24 r^3 = 27/8 r = 3/2 then in ar=24 (3/2)a = 24 a = 16 the GP is 16, 24, 36, 54, 81, ...
October 12, 2016

Math 201
follow the same steps I just outlined in http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1476258106 for 1985, let t = 0, so for 1997 , t = 12 so you have the two ordered pairs (0,100000) and (12, 160000)
October 12, 2016

Algebra
follow the same steps as in http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1476258106
October 12, 2016

Math
amount of the $5 candy ------ x pounds 5x + 4(60) = 4.4(x+60) solve for x and your Christmas wishes are fulfilled.
October 12, 2016

Algebra
a.) P= 400×(0.43)^t decay factor: 0.43 <----- correct This means that the function decays by 57 % for each period the rest are the same
October 12, 2016

Math
Vivian's solution is correct
October 11, 2016

Math
your derivative is correct. now just plug in x = π/2 to get the slope remember that tan(π/2) is undefined, BUT cot (π/2) = cos(π/2) / sin(π/2) = 0/1 = 0 so slope = -csc^2 (π/2) = 2 equation of tangent: y-1 = 2(x- π/2) clean it up if needed. ...
October 11, 2016

Math
number of miles when it happens --- x 150 + .5m = 70 + .9m solve for m
October 11, 2016

algebra homework help
correct
October 11, 2016

Math
1. A rational number can be expressed by an exact fraction so it is 4/5 2. correct 3. C is correct, B is not but √25 = 5 = 5/1 , so rational 4. B is correct, C is not E is irrational 5. correct
October 11, 2016

math
let the smaller number be x let the next consecutive even number be x+2 x+2 = 2x - 6
October 11, 2016

algebra homework help
+-89 is the same as -89, so either way is good you are correct with n/-42 - 89 = -87
October 11, 2016

math
http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1476234090
October 11, 2016

Math
If you want the specific order, RWB, then it is (3/10)(1/9)(6/8) = 1/40 If the order of the red, white and blue does not matter, the prob = 6(1/40 ) = 3/20
October 11, 2016

algebra homework help
x + x+1 = 285 2x = 284 x = 142 the two number are 142 and 143, which are consecutive and 142+143 = 285
October 11, 2016

math
I would say: 36° C
October 11, 2016

Math
militants ??? 121 L/min = 121000 ml / 60 seconds = (121000/60) ml/s = (6050/3) ml/s
October 11, 2016

Algebra 2
shortest side ---- x longest side ----- 2x middle side ---- y longest side is also x+y-3 2x = x+y-3 x = y-3 y = x+3 sum = x+2x + y = 19 x+2x+(x+3) = 16 4x=16 x = 4 shortest side = 4 longest side = 8 middle side = 7 check: they clearly add up to 19 is the longest side equal to ...
October 11, 2016

Pre-calc
You posted this yesterday http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1476153606 Why did you post it again today?
October 11, 2016

math
straight-forward trig ... sin 57.8° = 600/length of wire length of wire = 600/sin 57.8° ft = ...
October 11, 2016

math
total area = (19)(9) + 14(9) ft^2 = 297 ft^2 number of cans needed = 297/400 = .7425 Assuming you are buying the paint only by the gallon, you will have to buy 1 gallon, so the cost will be $17.00 btw, time to update that textbook, paint at $17 a gallon ????
October 11, 2016

Math
ok, then according to their hint, 0 = -16t^2 + 400 16t^2 = 400 t^2= 400/16 = 25 t = √25 = 5 so it took 5 seconds How could it possible take 400 seconds or almost 7 minutes for a ball to fall from 400 ft ???
October 11, 2016

Math
Do it the same way, I showed you the previous one. 1 lb = 16 oz 1 gallon = 4 qt so 5 lb/gal = 5(16) oz / 4 qt = 5(16)/4 oz/qt = 20 oz/qt
October 11, 2016

Math
8 L/min = 8000 ml / 60 seconds = (8000/60) ml/s = 400/3 ml/s or appr 133.3 ml/s
October 11, 2016

science
check with your previous post of this
October 11, 2016

physics
Basic law of playground-math: the product of the distance and mass on both sides of the teeter-totter must be the same. so let the boys mass be b kg and that of the girls be g kg 1.2b = 1.5g 2.4b = 3g 1.8(b+14) = 3g 1.8b + 25.2 = 2.4b 25.2 = .6b b = 25.2/.6 = 42 sub into 1.2b...
October 11, 2016

Maths
Sounds like the instructions were not too clear. If it asks for the common factors, then I would list {2,3,4,6} as any of those is a common factor. Now the HIGHEST common factor of those is 6.
October 11, 2016

math
rate of flow = 50 gallons/5 min = 10 gallons/min
October 11, 2016

MATH
according to the order of operations 5/3x+1=2 times 3 5x + 3 = 6 5x = 3 x = 3/5 check: Left side = (5/3)(3/5) + 1 = 1+1 = 2 = Right side my answer is correct If you meant otherwise, you will have to insert brackets.
October 10, 2016

Pre calc
income = .11(s - 1800) + 575, where s is his sales solve : .11(s-1800) + 575 = 2200
October 10, 2016

pre-calc
mmhhh, what is 6-4 ?
October 10, 2016

Math
No idea what that means, or what you want to do with it.
October 10, 2016

Math
guessing you meant: 2/n = 15/(n^2- 1) then 2n^2 - 2 = 15n 2n^2 - 15n - 2 = 0 n = (15 ± √241)/4
October 10, 2016

math
checking: x + 10 + x − 20 + x + 25 = 180 3x = 165 x = 55 , you had that so the 3 angles are: 65°, 35° , and 80° You said "it is an acute angle", you must have meant " it is an acute-angled triangle"
October 10, 2016

math
Trey's rate = 1/40 Marcus rate = 1/20 combined rate = 1/40 + 1/20 = 3/40 time at combined rate = 1/(3/40) = 40/3 minutes
October 10, 2016

Math
I am sure you mean (x+2)/(x^2-49) + 3/(x+7) , those brackets are absolutely essential = (x+2)/( (x+7)(x-7) ) + 3/(x+7) so what do you think? hint: what would be the common denominator for 2/((3)(4) ) + 3/4 ?
October 10, 2016

math
Cabrina's distance --- x miles Dabney's distance = 690-x Cabrina's time = x/65 Dabneys time = (690-x)/50 x/65 + (690-x)/50 = 11.4 times 650 , the LCD 10x + 13(690-x) = 7410 10x + 8970 - 13x = 7410 -3x = -1560 x = 520 continue
October 10, 2016

Quick math help
#1, wrong 1+2+..+8+9+10 = (10/2)(first + last) = 55 #2. wrong a=-2 , d = 3, term(n) = 25 term(n) = a + (n-1)d 25 = -2 + 3(n-1) 27 = 3n - 3 30 = 3n n = 10 , so it is the 10th term #3. wrong a=2, d = 7, term(n) = 177 177 = 2 + 7(n-1) 175 = 7n - 7 182 = 7n n = 26 , so the 26th ...
October 10, 2016

Calc I (@Reiny)
correct, see my last response to your previous post of this
October 10, 2016

maths
did you look back at my answer to this when you posted it earlier?
October 10, 2016

Jefferson
time = M/40 hours
October 10, 2016

Calculus I
Of course you are right, looks like I had a typo and carried it through, so you would end up with 3x^2 - 16x = 0 x(3x - 16) = 0 x = 0, or x = 16/3 the only change would be ... when x = 16/3 y = (16/3)^3 - 8(16/3)^2 + 6(16/3)- 2 = -1238/27 so the 2nd point is (16/3, -1238/27)
October 10, 2016

Calculus I
You are told that the slope is 6, and you know that the derivative is the slope, so ... 3x^2 - 15x + 6 = 6 , your y' has an error 3x^2 - 15x = 0 3x(x - 5) = 0 x = 0 or x = 5 if x = 0, y = -2 if x = 5, y = 125 - 200 + 30 - 2 = -47 So the two points are (0,-2) and (5,-47) It...
October 10, 2016

Arithmetic progerssion
term(n) = a + (n-1)d for yours: term(n) = 2an+b term(n-1) = 2a(n-1) + b = 2an - 2a + b term(n+1) = 2a(n+1) + b = 2an + 2a + b common difference = term(n) - term(n-1) = 2an + b - (2an - 2a + b) = 2a or common difference = term(n+1) - term(n) = 2an+2a + b - (2an + b) = 2a yes, ...
October 10, 2016

Arithmetic progerssion
I would need at least three terms , you only gave two btw, are they (a-b)^2 and (a^2 + b^2) ?
October 10, 2016

maths
I would re-list them in counterclockwise order: (4,3),(-5,6),(-7,-2),(0,-7),­(3,-6) Now list them in a column, in order, then repeating the first one listed (4,3) (-5,6) (-7,-2) (0,-7) ­(3,-6) (4,3) area = (1/2)| sum of downproducts - sum of upproduct| = (1/2)|(24+10...
October 10, 2016

Math
I think you have a typo and you must mean that there were 104 African pupils, then total number of boys --- x total number of girls --- 121-x (8/9)x + (4/5)(121-x) = 104 times 45 to clear fractions 40x + 36(121-x) =4680 40x + 4356 - 36x = 4680 4x = 324 x = 81 <---- total ...
October 9, 2016

MATH
2/3 < A/10 < 3/5 times 30 20 < 3A < 18 grammatically I read "but" to mean that both conditions apply, so this is not possible
October 9, 2016

Math
was expecting a complex number in the denominator. I will assume you meant: (4-2i)/(3+i) = (4-2i)/(3+i)*(3-i)/(3-i) = (12 - 4i - 6i + 2i^2)/(9 - i^2) = (10 - 10i)/(9+1) = 1 - i
October 8, 2016

Maths
let the tenth digit be x then the unit digit is 2x-6 the number is 10x + (2x-6) the number reversed is 10(2x-6) + x 10(2x-6) + x - (10x + (2x-6)) = 9 20x - 60 + x - 10x - 2x + 6 = 9 9x = 63 x=7 then 2x-6 = 8 then number is 78 check: 87-78 = 9 , looks good
October 8, 2016

Math
(7-13i)/(2i) = (7-13i)/(2i) * i/i = (7i - 13i^2)/(2i^2) , remember i^2 = -1 = (7i + 13)/-2 = (-13 - 7i)/2 check my arithmetic
October 8, 2016

math
You must have meant: y = 100(.2)^x so just plug in x = 4 Use you calculator, you can check how they got the first 3 values, and then do the same thing with x = 4
October 8, 2016

Maths
I will assume you mean (√15-3)/(√10-3) , those brackets are critical = (√15-3)/(√10-3) * (√10+3)/(√10+3) = (√150 -3√15 - 3√10 - 9)/1 = 5√6 + 3√15 - 3√10 - 9
October 7, 2016

Math
make a sketch Draw a line showing the car going one way ending at A, and the truck going the other way ending at B. So you know AB = 350 let the distance gone by the car be x miles, then the distance gone by the truck must be 350-x miles but the car has gone 70 miles more, x...
October 7, 2016

Math
look for a pattern ... 10^0 ÷ 9 leaves a remainder of 1 10^1 ÷ 9 leaves a remainder of 1 10^2 ÷ 9 leaves a remainder of 1 10^3 ÷ 9 leaves a remainder of 1 .... 10^99 ÷ 9 leaves a remainder of 1
October 7, 2016

Math
find the circumference of the circle with radius 11
October 7, 2016

Math
find the area of the inner rectangle, and the area of the larger rectangle. take the difference, that will give you the area of the walkway in square feet. Multiply that by the cost of each square foot.
October 7, 2016

math
what is 4 4/5 ÷ (1 2/5) ?
October 7, 2016

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