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June 29, 2016

Posts by STEVE

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Math
a mess, is what. Still, I will try to parse your garbled sentence. 9 - 3 ÷ 1/3 + 1 = 1 If that's not what you meant, try using some parentheses to get what you want.
May 21, 2016

maths
original: (d-3)/d now, adding 1's, we have (d-3+1)/(d+1) = 5 Hmmm. I suspect a typo, since d is not an integer.
May 21, 2016

math
$(40*0.90-10)*1.45 = $37.70
May 20, 2016

math
clearly the numbers in question must have 6336 so, there are two 3's left over, which must go on the ends: 36336 63363
May 20, 2016

Algebra
you show B and D the same. Pick the one which is really 6^x x^6 is not what you want. That is (0,0),(1,1),(2,64)...
May 20, 2016

math
oh come on. either 4cotx+3 = 0 cotx = -3/4 or cotx-1 = 0 cotx = 1 In the first case, x will be in QII or QIV on the second case, x will be in QI or QIII
May 20, 2016

math
since csc^2 = 1+cot^2, 4(1+cot^2x)-7 = cotx 4+4cot^2x-7 = cotx 4cot^2x - cotx - 3 = 0 (4cotx+3)(cotx-1) = 0 Now it's easy, right?
May 20, 2016

Algebra
1*57 + 6*x = 5(57+x)
May 20, 2016

pre-algebra
x + 1/3 x = 84 4/3 x = 84 ...
May 20, 2016

HELP ME ! DESPRATE MATH STUDENT !!
you cannot compare those integers with 6 1/3 ? You are in deep doodoo. At the very least, grab a calculator and subtract each from 6.333333 If the result is positive they are less; if negative, they are greater.
May 20, 2016

HELP ME ! DESPRATE MATH STUDENT !!
well, geez, did you try a few values? 3*0 - 4 <= 15 ? 3*6 - 4 <= 15 ? and so on. or, algebraically, 3x-4 <= 15 3x <= 19 x <= 19/3 so, how many of those values fit the bill?
May 20, 2016

math
original value: n/d new value: 1.60n/0.80d = 2n/d so, it has grown by 100%
May 20, 2016

math
5/300 x = 475/100
May 20, 2016

math
6/5 as many people, so 5/6 as much time
May 20, 2016

math
195/15 * 8
May 20, 2016

math
v/i = 5/2, so v = 5i/2 v = i+42 5i/2 = i+42 so, i=28 and v=70 You want to find x such that (70-x)/(28+x) = 3/4 I expect you can handle that part.
May 20, 2016

math
420/5 = 84 so, multiply all the values by 84 and you have 504:420:252 Now just add all that up.
May 20, 2016

math
15 + x = -84 ...
May 20, 2016

MATH HELP PLEASE !!
clearly, it also increases by 5 (x+5)-3 = (x-3)+5
May 20, 2016

Math (Vectors)
the angle θ between the vectors is 55-25 = 30°. u•v = |u|*|v|*cosθ now just plug in your numbers.
May 20, 2016

Math/ Ratios
ratios are just fractions. So, you have a = h (a-23)/(h-7) = 3/4 now just solve for a,h and then a+h
May 20, 2016

Pre Algebra
5C 6D 9 correct 16C 19B 20A 21C Review your methods and try them till you get these answers.
May 20, 2016

MATH FACTORING
does not factor with real numbers. The discriminant is negative.
May 20, 2016

Math Help!!
well, is there any chance of rolling a zero?
May 20, 2016

pre cal
y = 4√(2x/3) - 1 y+1 = 4√(2x/3) just square both sides and you have y^2+2y+1 = 16(2x/3) That is clearly a parabola opening to the right.
May 20, 2016

calculus
why all those useless words? Use some math symbols! dy/dx = 3y/x dy/y = 3/x dx lny = 3lnx + c or, lny = ln(x^3) + ln(c) (different c) y = cx^3 y(1)=1 means c=1 y = x^3 I expect that you can determine the domain for that...
May 20, 2016

math
looks right to me.
May 20, 2016

Algebra
while 40 = 40*1, 20 ≠ 40*2 so, your first guess is wrong. However, note that x*y=40 for all the items.
May 20, 2016

trigonometry
I'll just use x for the angle sin^2(x)/(1-cos(x) = (1-cos^2(x))/(1-cos(x)) = (1+cosx)(1-cosx)/(1-cosx) = 1+cosx
May 20, 2016

math
of course you do. The perimeter was in inches -- so are the sides. Of course, you could use cm or miles or chains or light-years, but then the numbers would no longer be integers.
May 20, 2016

Calculus (Integration proving)
can you clarify what (integral, r to none) means? and if you only have dA, why the three dimensions for R?
May 20, 2016

math
hmmm. good point.
May 20, 2016

math
do you know the dimensions of a football field?
May 20, 2016

math
4(x+1)(x+2) = 24 (x+1)(x+2) = 6 I think you know two consecutive integers whose product is 6.
May 20, 2016

Math
#1 ok #2 ok so, #3 must be ok too, since it is the same as #2!
May 20, 2016

math
(x + 1/x)^2 = x^2 + 2 + 1/x^2 = 49 so, x + 1/x = 7 or -7
May 20, 2016

calculus
even without calculus, this one is easy. The x-intercept of y=2x+a is x = -a/2 So, you have a triangle with base 3a/2 and height 3a, so the area is 9a^2/4. If 9a^2/4 = 18, a = √8 check: ∫[-a/2,a] 2x+a dx = 9a^2/4
May 20, 2016

Trigonometry
Draw a diagram. The 14.6m part and the 4.4m part form two sides of a triangle. You want the 3rd side. Using the law of sines, 14.6/sin50° = 4.6/sinB now you have one more angle, so the 3rd angle C is easy to find, and the side you want is now easy. c/sinC = 14.6/sin50°
May 19, 2016

math
none. each side must be less than the sum of the other two. 9 is too long. The sides of 7 and 1, laid down completely flat don't reach from one end to the other.
May 19, 2016

Pre-Calc
draw the triangle. sin = y/r cos = x/r
May 19, 2016

math
did you try plotting the points? Note that the line from (0,0) to (4,0) is horizontal the line from (0,0) to (0,4) is vertical there are two kinds of triangle that cold be named.
May 19, 2016

math
only one: a right triangle.
May 19, 2016

math . someone please explain
a negative exponent changes to positive when it's swapped from top to bottom That is, x^-4 = 1/x^4 1/x^-4 = x^4 and, raising powers to powers multiplies them. So, your fraction can be written as (x^4y^4z^4)^4 / (-3x^-4y^-2) = x^16y^16z^16 / (-3/(x^4y^2)) = (x^16y^16z^16)(x...
May 19, 2016

Math Trignometry
Let x = distance from Ray to the point under the plane h = height of plane You can see from the diagram that (h-800)/(5280+x) = tan67° h/x = tan81° Now just eliminate x and solve for h. I get 21,119 (c-800)/tan(67°) -5280 = c/tan(81°)
May 19, 2016

Algebra
the average rate of change is just (f(10)-f(2))/(10-2) so, plug and chug.
May 19, 2016

Math
sin = y/r cos = x/r, so sec = r/x so, plot the triangle, find the missing side (x) and plug it in.
May 19, 2016

Math
well, 16 = (20/5)^2 you're going to have to have a log5 in there somewhere.
May 19, 2016

Algebra II
b^2 = 81-25 find the angles using your standard trig functions; you have all three sides.
May 19, 2016

Pre Algebra
I'll do #1 -- the others you can do the same way, and we can check your answers. Just use the distributive property and the commutative properties. 18x^2+4x-15x^2-4+13x = 18x^2-15x^2 + 4x+13x - 4 = (18-15)x^2 + (4+13)x - 4 = 3x^2 + 17x - 4
May 19, 2016

Please answer these questions Algebra 1
#18 x^2-4x+1 = 0 x = (4±√20)/2 = 2±√5 #19 Hmmm. You don't say what models you have been using. Arranging the points from left to right, we have x y ------ -3 3 -2 0 -1 -1 0 0 1 3 The symmetry makes me want to try a quadratic with vertex at (-1,-1...
May 19, 2016

Math -rational exponents
root(3,12m^2) Not sure why you have two arguments to root. Do you mean cube root? If so, then you just have 12^(1/3) m^(2/3) Then nth-root is just the (1/n) power. Plug it in and then just use the normal exponent operations.
May 19, 2016

math
you are correct.
May 19, 2016

math
gee, impatient much? You are incorrect. Of the 9 tosses, how many are odd? You must have miscounted.
May 19, 2016

Math - correction
I misread the problem. If we label the bottom of the pole B, then BT cot68 = (BT-20) cot28 Both those expressions give BP, the distance between the building and the pole. To get PT, then, PT^2 = BP^2 + BT^2
May 19, 2016

Math
draw a diagram. Review your basic trig functions. PT cot68 = (PT-20) cot28
May 19, 2016

math
correct.
May 19, 2016

math
That would just be 1.43/1.09 * 10^(15-12)
May 19, 2016

Math
The equation is incorrect. Fix it and balance it.
May 19, 2016

Math
50+60+70-24-x = 100 Draw your Venn diagram to see why.
May 19, 2016

Math
actually, that should be 3x
May 19, 2016

Math
70+30+50-44-x = 100
May 19, 2016

2nd year Spanish
looks good to me.
May 19, 2016

Math
all look good
May 19, 2016

Math Help- Areas!!!!
assuming the width is the diameter, then the radius is half that. Since a = 2πr(r+h), that gives 350π and 522π
May 19, 2016

Algebra
x^2+y^2 = 3xy-20
May 19, 2016

Math
It is certainly possible, but by no means necessary. The IVT only applies to continuous functions, and money comes in discrete steps. Ellie might have gone from having $102.37 to only having $93.18, depending on what she bought. Or, she might have spent $195 on one item, and ...
May 19, 2016

Math
why guess? Do the math. Looks like you knew what was going on. All three are correct.
May 19, 2016

trigonometry
you have x = 4 y = -2 r = √20 sinA = y/r = -2/√20 = -2/(2√5) = -1/√5 = -√5/5 cosA = x/r = 4/√20 = 4/(2√5) = 2/√5 = 2√5/5 tanA = y/x = -2/4
May 19, 2016

math
so, in other words,any number except 5 or 6. How many of those are there?
May 19, 2016

Math
well, what is the largest perfect square less than 800? √800 = 28.28 28^2 = 784 800-784 = 16
May 19, 2016

MATH
1.06p = 42.40
May 18, 2016

math
looks like Tn+1 = 2Tn + 2 so, write down the next few terms
May 18, 2016

math
what are the most common integer-sided triangles? 3 4 5 5 12 13 and their multiples.
May 18, 2016

MATH
4(x+1)(x+2) = 24 even without solving the equation, you know that (x+1)(x+2) = 6 so, what two consecutive numbers multiply to 6?
May 18, 2016

math
2(x-3 + 4) = 40
May 18, 2016

help algebra??
#1 - the probability is the same on every draw, since no names are removed when drawing: 80/400 and that's "principal." #2 (x-2+4)^2 + (y+1-6)^2 = 16
May 18, 2016

MATH
a quotient is less than one if the numerator is less than the denominator. So, is 5/6 < 7/8 ?
May 18, 2016

Math
x and 2x-17
May 18, 2016

Math
The global competition for the World Cup is broken into six continental zones. The number of teams in Scottish teams zone is 17 less than twice the number of the teams in the Puerto Rican teams zone. How many teams are in each zone?
May 18, 2016

math
total of 1st set is 12*5.5 total of 2nd set is 8k total of two sets is 20*8.5 so, you have 12*5.5 + 8k = 20*8.5 k = 13
May 18, 2016

Math
clearly not just the average, since that would be 5.5, or slower than Holly by herself. You have to consider how much works gets done in 1 hour by each person. Then you can add that up to see how much gets done together. 1/5 + 1/6 = 11/30 so, the paper takes 30/11 hours for ...
May 18, 2016

calculus
a little algebra. You didn't get that? Show whatcha got.
May 18, 2016

calculus
oops. That should have been ln y = 2lnx + 2x - ln3 - 1/2 ln(2x-5) and also 4x^2-7x-10 in the numerator
May 18, 2016

calculus
I assume you mean y = [x^2 e^(2x)]/ [3√(2x-5)] ln y = 2lnx + 2x - 3/2 ln(2x-5) 1/y y' = 2/x + 2 - 3/(2x-5) 1/y y' = (4x^2-9x-10)/[x(2x-5)] y' = [x^2 e^(2x)]/ [3√(2x-5)] * (4x^2-9x-10)/[x(2x-5)] x e^(2x) (4x^2-7x-10) ----------------------------  &...
May 18, 2016

Geometry
V/v = (R/r)^2 * H/h Not clear just what that ratio is; you garbled the problem.
May 18, 2016

Math
just as a hint, there are 4*2 possible ways to pick the outfit. How many of those have matching colors?
May 18, 2016

physics
could be, but I think there should be a t in there somewhere.
May 18, 2016

maths
the series is the sequence of partial sums. So, the first three terms are 1,5,13 No idea what the last term is, since I don't see a pattern to the items.
May 18, 2016

Algebra I
it means that the change does not depend on the amount already present. The amount changes by a constant amount each time period. That is, a fixed amount per year, per day, etc. So, what do you think?
May 18, 2016

maths
a(r^4-1)/(r-1) = 10 T4/T3 = 1/2 the common ratio is the ratio between any term and the previous one. That should get you started.
May 18, 2016

Math
3*3 = 9
May 18, 2016

Math
there are 3 entrees and 3 veggies. So, since you can pick any entree, and the match it with any veggie, what do you think?
May 18, 2016

Math
false -3 is not a natural number
May 18, 2016

Math
don't know about profit, but the revenue is price * quantity. So, r(x) = 1500x if x <= 150 x(1500-5(x-150)) if x > 150 This is just a parabola with vertex at (225,253125), which is clearly greater than the flat rate for groups of less than 150.
May 18, 2016

Math! Please Check Answers!
I like B, but doesn't a cube have 6 sides?
May 18, 2016

Math
you are correct
May 18, 2016

Math
I assume you know how to find the area of a right triangle. The volume is just base_area * prism_height.
May 18, 2016

Calculus
dx/dt = x^2 Hmmm. if x>1, this will blow up in a hurry
May 18, 2016

Math
Which survey question is biased? “Should the President of the United States serve a six-year term “Which meal—breakfast, lunch, or dinner—is your favorite meal of the day?” “During which month do you prefer to go on vacation?” “Do you ...
May 18, 2016

Calculus
y" = sin(x)+e^(2x) this should be no trouble. Just integrate twice and use the initial conditions to find the two constants.
May 18, 2016

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