# Posts by jim

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**Managerial Accounting**

Let me try this again How does shaving 5% off the estimated direct labor hours in the base for the predetermined overhead rate usually results in a big boost in net operating income at the end of the fiscal year?

*January 12, 2010*

**Managerial Accounting**

How does lowering your estimated direct labor hours increase your net operating income at the end of the fiscal year?

*January 12, 2010*

**chemisty**

13.0 grams

*January 9, 2010*

**social worker**

Why do you exist? I thought this was a realforum

*January 7, 2010*

**international business**

Some argue that translation gains or loses are not important so long as they have not been realized and are only accounting entries. what is the other side of that argument?

*January 6, 2010*

**Physics**

The rms speed of a sample of gas is increased by 5% . What is the percent change in the temperature of the gas? What is the percent change in the pressure of the gas, assuming its volume is held constant? please help!!

*December 10, 2009*

**Physics- PLEASE!!**

A U-shaped tube is filled mostly with water, but some vegetable oil has been added to both sides of the U tube. On the right side of the tube, the depth of oil is 5.00 cm . On the left side of the tube, the depth of the oil is 2.30 cm. The density of the water is 1x10^3 , and ...

*December 4, 2009*

**Math**

Thank you so much for your detailed reply. My problem is that we haven't done logs or "e" yet. Is there any other way arrive at an answer without knowing these? I really appreciate your help.

*December 1, 2009*

**Math**

I need to write 2 equations that represent the same exponential function with a y-intercept of 5 and an asymptote at y=3. I got y=2^(x+1) + 3 but I don't know how to find the second equation. Can someone please explain this to me. Thanks.

*December 1, 2009*

**Math**

I need to write 2 equations that represent the same exponential function with a y-intercept of 5 and an asymptote at y=3. I got y=2^(x+1) + 3 but I don't know how to find the second equation. Can someone please explain this to me. Thanks.

*November 27, 2009*

**chemistry**

If you are given a 0.32 g piece of sodium metal to react with water, how many moles of HCl would it take to neutralize the sodium hydroxide produced?

*November 17, 2009*

**ANALYSIS AND DESIGN**

* A project contains Initiation, Analysis, Design, and Implementation phases. How do we determine what tasks are assigned to each phase? Provide examples to illustrate your comments.

*November 16, 2009*

**Social Studies**

This is what i think. T F T F

*November 16, 2009*

**Social Studies**

True Or False Questions: The Crusades helped to increase the flow of trade in Europe The joint-stock company, in which individual men invested and profited in proportion to the number of shares purchased, was the principal instrument of England's overseas expansion. The ...

*November 16, 2009*

**ANALYSIS AND DESIGN**

How does the design phase of the project management life cycle differ in content and importance from the other phases?

*November 15, 2009*

**honors english**

In the Crucible what epithet did Giles Corey avoid by remaining silent?

*November 14, 2009*

**honors english**

In the Crucible what epithet did Proctor fear was fraudulent?

*November 14, 2009*

**Math**

0.468

*November 12, 2009*

**Math**

What is the rate of inflation of an item with a Consumer Price Index of 246.8 in 1991 and 362.4 in 1992? Round your answer to the nearest tenth.

*November 12, 2009*

**Analysis and Design**

Project "goals" for a high school graduation pool party.

*November 11, 2009*

**Analysis and Design**

assumptions to consider when organizing a graduation pool party

*November 11, 2009*

**Chemistry**

What is the electron configuration of Cu2+?

*November 10, 2009*

**chemistry**

Calulate the wavelengths (in nm) of the visible lines in the line spectrum of hydrogen using the Rydberg equation (nf = 2; ni = 3, 4, 5, and 6).

*November 10, 2009*

**physics**

Clockwise

*November 10, 2009*

**Math**

Needs an anwser.

*November 9, 2009*

**Math**

I see two ways to do this. Pick whichever you prefer. One simple way is to divide the fractions, bottom into top, to get a decimal. A slightly cleverer way, in this case, is to look at the second and reduce it to its lowest terms - divide top and bottom by 7 to get a vary ...

*November 5, 2009*

**Math**

a. the radius was how many feet? How many feet in a yard? Then how many feet in 2 yards? b. the diameter was how many feet? The radius is from the edge of the circle to the center. The diameter is edge to center to other edge, so it's twice as far. The diameter is twice ...

*November 5, 2009*

**algebra**

You're welcome!

*November 5, 2009*

**algebra**

Absolutely right all the way. Well done!

*November 5, 2009*

**Math**

Don't let the negatives throw you! You need a common denominator. What's a common denominator of 6 and 10? 60. 9/10 = what/60 ? 1/6 = what/60? Now that you have them both in sixtieths, just add to get your answer. But since they were both negative, your answer will ...

*November 5, 2009*

**arithmetic**

Well, at the 20th term, n is 20. Does knowing that help?

*November 5, 2009*

**physics**

calculate the force of a 300,00 kg jumbo jet that is accelerating 0.4m/square just before takeoff

*November 2, 2009*

**physics**

calculate the acceleration of a 2000kg single -engine airplane just before takeoff when the thrust of the airplane ia 500N Using the G.U.E.S.S. method

*November 2, 2009*

**PreCalc (still confused)**

First thing to remember is that a square is a rectangle; it's just a special case of a rectangle. Getting back to a "mathematical way to go about it", there are two I can think of, and one involves calculus. Maybe this is set to make you appreciate calculus when ...

*November 1, 2009*

**PreCalc (still confused)**

Let me phrase it as a real-life-ish word puzzle: You need to build a pool 400 sq. m. in area. Building curved or slanted sides is too complicated and expensive, so the sides have to be straight, so you're going to make it a rectangle. The sides cost you $10 per metre to ...

*November 1, 2009*

**PreCalc (still confused)**

Good question! 2X+2Y could be equal to lots of things: your question is to find the _minimum_ they can be equal to. For example, we know xy=400 so x=5, y = 80 works for that. Then 2x + 2y = 10 + 160 = 170. That is one answer. x=10, y=40 also gives us xy=400. Then 2x + 2y = 20...

*November 1, 2009*

**math**

You've done the hard part, so you're probably just over-thinking it! :-) When x=2, plug 2 into that equation of the circle, and what do you get? x^2 -4x + y^2 -6y =12 4 - 8 + y^2 -6y = 12 y^2 -6y -16 = 0 and solve for y. Same method works for getting the points where y=3.

*November 1, 2009*

**maths**

The sin of an angle is opposite / hypotenuse We know the hypotenuse. We know the angle, so ee can get the sin of the angle. Set sin(35)= x/13 and solve for x.

*November 1, 2009*

**Algebra**

There isn't an "easy" factorisation for 5x^2+2x-1, so you can use the formula for the factors of ax^2 + bx + b (-b +- sqrt(b^2-4ac)) /2a but I'm not quite sure why this proves the domain. In the second part, I think I agree with you, but it depends where you ...

*November 1, 2009*

**math- Algebra 2**

OK. First, what exactly is the question? How many seats in the last row? How many seats in the auditorium? Let's figure a model to start. Row 1: 40 Row 2: 43 Row 3: 46 Row 4: 49 and so on. We want a formula that, given the row, will tell us how many seats. Multiplying the ...

*November 1, 2009*

**algebra**

What exactly is the question?

*November 1, 2009*

**Math**

Already answered below by bobpursley for "Lila"

*November 1, 2009*

**Math**

Already answered below by bobpursley for "Lila"

*November 1, 2009*

**bobpursley - Oops**

I just overtyped your name into the from rather than the subject.

*November 1, 2009*

**English**

Well, you started out with a perfectly good What. When have people been starving since? Where are people starving? (or where used they starve, or will they starve?) Why do people starve today? (And while lack of food is the simple proximate answer, you can go back a step and ...

*November 1, 2009*

**English**

It may be simplistic, but I've always found the W (and one H!) questions useful for separating out issues: What? When? Where? Why? Who? Whether? Which? How?

*November 1, 2009*

**math- Algebra 2**

You're welcome!

*November 1, 2009*

**math- Algebra 2**

It just means, add: the value of (10k-8)(6k+7) when k=1 plus the value of (10k-8)(6k+7) when k=2 plus the value of (10k-8)(6k+7) when k=3 plus ... (and so on, 4, 5, to 9, 10)... the value of (10k-8)(6k+7) when k=11 plus the value of (10k-8)(6k+7) when k=12 So you could just do...

*November 1, 2009*

**books**

It's a bit unfair asking for help with the NPR puzzle of the week, isn't it? :-)

*November 1, 2009*

**Science**

There are some ideas at Biographies for Kids. You can get there by typing "garden of praise" "Biographies for Kids" leaders scientists (with the quotes) into Google and then going quite a way down the page until you come to the scientists - though I think a...

*November 1, 2009*

**Math**

OK. That's the first sentence covered in x+2y=56 . In 8 years time, the son's age will be half of john's age. If x is John's age now, then his age in 8 years is (x+8), and his son's will be (y+8). So the next thing is to make a second equation from that ...

*October 31, 2009*

**math 10**

Answered below.

*October 31, 2009*

**Calculus**

(x+5)/(x - 3) is just (x+5) ----- (x-3)

*October 31, 2009*

**Calculus**

What is 8 divided by zero?

*October 31, 2009*

**Calculus**

No, it's not wrong. When x=3, we have: (x + 5) / ( x - 3) = (3 + 5) / ( 3 - 3) = 8 / 0 which is undefined, because of division by zero.

*October 31, 2009*

**Sameul**

It can be factored, but not into integers like (x-1); more like sqrt(2)+-1, and it's definitely not a perfect square. I suspect you've got one of the signs backwards in your head, and you'll probably recognise that as we work through it. Anyway, direct ...

*October 31, 2009*

**alegebra 1**

Given two points, the slope is easy: it's the difference in the ys divided by the differences in the xs. Just be careful to get the numbers in the right order and careful of the signs. For example, (3,5) and(2,-2) x1=3 x2=2 y1=5 y2=-2 So the slope is (y1 - y2)/(x1 - x2...

*October 31, 2009*

**C programming**

Ok, so you need to test all a, b, c from 1 through 100 for a*a + b*b = c*c. What point would you like help with?

*October 31, 2009*

**Physics!**

30.6 cm seems to have become 30.6 m instead of .306 m. Does this solve your problem?

*October 31, 2009*

**Language Arts**

I can't post a link but dictionary reference com gives strat-uh-fahy and also the IPA which I will try to post here /ˈstrætəˌfaɪ/

*October 31, 2009*

**PreCalc**

"two sides that are equal and two other sides that are equal" is a good start. Call the length of one type of side x, and the other y. Then the area is x * y And the perimeter is 2x + 2y Check this on a small 5 * 3 rectangle, to be sure you understand it. We are told...

*October 31, 2009*

**SQL for Business**

OK. Do you have a table to test on? Here's a statement that might get you going: SELECT Supplierid, SUM(Count) FROM Part WHERE Count > PARAMETER GROUP BY Supplierid If you just run this against your table, substituting some number in for PARAMETER for now, you should ...

*October 31, 2009*

**SQL for Business**

Which part or concept or keyword are you having problems with?

*October 31, 2009*

**algebra 2**

Count from -9, -8, -7... to 2, 3 Where is halfway?

*October 31, 2009*

**high school math**

I presume you want to multiply it out? (1+2y)(3+5y) = 1 * (3+5y) + 2y * (3+5y) = 3 + 5y + 6y * 10y^2 and you can finish

*October 31, 2009*

**gr 9 math**

I got my PC to run up a hundred of each type. If you want something else, let us know. -10x^2 -27x -18y^2 6x^2 + 30x -36y^2 32x^2 -16x -30y^2 -28x^2 -85x -22y^2 -40x^2 + 21x + 49y^2 27x^2 -33x -4y^2 -36x^2 -6x + 90y^2 15x^2 -13x -20y^2 -24x^2 -95x -50y^2 -25x^2 + 60x -35y^2 ...

*October 31, 2009*

**gr 9 math**

What kinds of polynomials? Can you give an example, please? Something like 7x^2 + 46x + 24 y^2 that factors into (ax+by)(cx*dy), or something like 6x^5 + 21x^4 + 13x^3 - 10x^2 -78x -36, that factors into (3x^3+2x-12)(2x^2+7x+3) Or something else?

*October 31, 2009*

**math**

Bring everything to feet as a unit, so the cartons are .5 * .5 * 1 cu. ft. = 0.25 cu.ft. For the tank, it's pi r^2 h again: pi * 16 * 8 = 128 pi cu. ft. So how many containers will that fill?

*October 31, 2009*

**Literature**

I'm inclined to think that that last sentence implies omniscient; a third-person limited narrator could not say what the protagonist knew. IMHO, of course :-)

*October 31, 2009*

**math**

volume of cyl: pi r^2 h but if h = d then h = 2r, so pi * r^2 * 2r = 2pi * r^3 Vol of hemisphere = (1/2) volume of sphere: = 2/3 pi r^3 So the ratio is obvious from those results.

*October 31, 2009*

**Math**

volume cylinder = pi r^2 h = pi * 5^2 * 29 = pi * 725 volume sphere - (4/3) pi r^3 = pi * 4/3 * 5^3 = pi * 500/3 and you can finish

*October 31, 2009*

**Grammar and Composition**

Wow. You only know 21 words you don't know? :-) I've always liked aglet and dottle, myself. Anyway, there's quite a fun site called freerice - I can't post a link here but if you Google that word or add the most common dot after it, that is com, you'll get ...

*October 30, 2009*

**Algebra**

I think maybe you're getting two concepts mixed up, but I'm not quite sure. The _domain_ is the set of values x can take. That is every real number_except_11, since it's undefined at x=11. The _solution_ to (8x+3)/(11-x) = 0 (aka the y-intercept of the graph) is x...

*October 30, 2009*

**math**

Your answer is not wrong, but it isn't "a fraction in simplest terms", because you've brought in a decimal approximation. Go back a step, to -87 / (-6/7) which is where you were before you detoured into decimal-land. Dividing by 6/7 is the same as multiplying...

*October 30, 2009*

**Algebra 1A**

7 x + 2 <30 Subtract 2 from both sides: 7 x < 28 Now divide across by 7, and finish,

*October 30, 2009*

**math 5th**

Between 2 and 4 yards, and A multiple of 0.5. No integer can be the answer, because it wouldn't divide evenly into 24.5. The only two possibilities are then 2.5 and 3.5. Which is it?

*October 30, 2009*

**Pre-Calculus**

I think you mean 9 cos (pi * x /6) where x is the month number 0 through 11. And very neat that snswer is. It provides a low of 2 and a high of 20. Mind you, you might want to mention that your actual answer is: 1,000,000(9cos(pi/6) + 11) or 10^6(9cos(pi * x/6) + 11) to make ...

*October 29, 2009*

**calc**

It all looks OK to me, except from 1 to e^4 you should have your signs the other way around: ln(1+ln(e^4)) - ln(1+In(1)) ... =~ +1.60944

*October 29, 2009*

**trig**

Ask yourself this: 1. If x>0, is |x - 2| - |x + 2| positive or negative or zero? (or think of it as "is |x - 2| > |x + 2| ?" 2. If x==0, then clearly |x - 2| - |x + 2| is zero. 3. Now, the interesting one: what if x is negative? Then is |x - 2| > |x + 2| ?

*October 28, 2009*

**physics 8th grade**

If a woman hasa mass of 50 kg calculate her weight in neutons

*October 28, 2009*

**math**

Your first answer, y = x + (1/x), is absolutely right. I don't understand why you would think that a square would be involved. Bringing in the square makes it a completely different thing, and that's why you're getting different results on your graphing calculator...

*October 28, 2009*

**Algebra**

You can't separate the added parts and take the square root of each. (You could if they were multiplied, but not if added.) I will show a counterexample. You were looking at sqrt(x^2+1). Consider this example - let x=3, then we have : sqrt(3^2+1) = sqrt(9+1) = sqrt(10) Now...

*October 28, 2009*

**Algebra I**

You've got the 2w bit right, but you haven't followed through on your original equation. Divide 2w^3 by 2w Divide 6w^2 by 2w Divide 4w by 2w Put 'em all back together. What have you got now?

*October 28, 2009*

**Math**

To graphing a straight line: 1. Draw your axes. 2. Set x=0 in your equation to get the y-intercept: x + y = 1 0 + y = 1 y = 1 so we have one point: (0,1) 3. Set y=0 in your equation to get the x-intercept: x + y = 1 x + 0 = 1 x = 1 so we have a second point: (1.0) 4. Mark the ...

*October 28, 2009*

**college**

Assume you are performing the calibration step of Experiment 8 and you begin with 80 g of water at 20 oC and 80 g of water at 80 oC. After adding the two portions of water into your calorimeter setup and following the procedure outlined in the experiment, you determine the ...

*October 28, 2009*

**chemistry**

Assume you are performing the calibration step of Experiment 8 and you begin with 80 g of water at 20 oC and 80 g of water at 80 oC. After adding the two portions of water into your calorimeter setup and following the procedure outlined in the experiment, you determine the ...

*October 28, 2009*

**math**

You're welcome!

*October 28, 2009*

**math**

2y^2-y(3-2(y-4)-y) Get rid of the inner brackets: 2y^2 - y(3 - 2y + 8 -y) Multiply the y into the brackets: 2y^2 - (3y - 2y^2 + 8y - y^2) 2y^2 - 3y + 2y^2 - 8y + y^2 Now collect the terms together.

*October 28, 2009*

**MATH/SCIENCE**

Easha has the right idea. You need to get all the inputs and outputs into the same units. There's water entering the lake, and there's water leaving the lake. The numbers are just given in different units, which is common in the real world! There's nothing ...

*October 28, 2009*

**MATH**

In each of them, find some factor all the terms have in common. Take #2 for example: 5a^2 - 25a^3 Well, both divide by 5, so we have: 5(a^2 - 5a^3) but we can also take a^2 out of the expression inside the brackets: (a^2 - 5a^3) = a^2*1 - a^2 * 5a = a^2(1 - 5a) So the whole ...

*October 27, 2009*

**math**

I don't think those equations came out right.

*October 27, 2009*

**Calculus**

Just from looking at 2x^2+10x and that has to be zero - I'd try -5

*October 27, 2009*

**math**

1 inch =25.4mm. That is right. But when squaring, you have to square both the units _and_ the numbers, so 1 inch = 25.4 mm (1 inch)^ = (25.4mm)^2 (1^2) inch^2 = (25.4^2) mm^2 1 in^2 = 645.16 mm^2 Or think of it this way: Draw a 3-inch line. That's 3 inches. Now make a ...

*October 27, 2009*

**programming language**

OK, my conscience nags me about that double. To do it right, then instead of taking the lazy way of converting to doubles, and comparing, then: if your current smallest is, say, 13/6 and your new line is, say, 27/13 you should do the comparison by finding a common denominator...

*October 27, 2009*

**programming language**

One approach, simple but with a caveat or two: You need a double for "smallest absoulte ratio so far". Initialise it to something very big. As you take in each line, a) calculate the surface and the volume as two integers b) calculate the absolute ratio as a double c...

*October 27, 2009*

**pre calculus**

Think of it as two curves to draw. One starts at x just greater than 0, somewhere in negative y, passes through (1,0) and (2,3) and off to infinity at x=3. The other comes down from infinity at x=3, passing through (4,3), and just touches the x-axis at a turning point (5,0) ...

*October 26, 2009*

**geometry**

We can't answer without knowing more, like what s is, and whether s is a unit of length or of area.

*October 26, 2009*

**Math**

"maximum: 8, range: 6" gives you your minimum number, so pencil that in, and 8 at the other end of course to make your maximum. Now, if you know what mode and median mean, you should be ready to write in some 6s, and spread about the same number of lower digits.

*October 26, 2009*

**Math**

More like substitution. You already worked out the hard bit: 1.25x + 0.75y = 129.75 and Reiny pointed out that y = 117-x So you can replace (substitute) y in your equation: 1.25x + 0.75(117-x) = 129.75 and I'm sure you can see your way home from there.

*October 26, 2009*

**math**

You can do this with an equation. Let one of the numbers be x. Then the other is (70-x). And we know that x(70-x) = 1224 So -x^2 + 70x = 1224 and solve the quadratic from there. Another way is to list the prime factors of 1224, and guess your way through. Hint: 17 is a prime ...

*October 26, 2009*