# Posts by msp

Total # Posts: 104

**Math**

Indeed it would!

*June 11, 2008*

**algebra**

You can do this a couple of ways. Since slope is rise/run, you can plot the points then count up or down then back or forth to determine slope. A method that always works is plug your points into this formula (hopefully I can write it so you understand:)) y (two) - y (one)/x (...

*June 4, 2008*

**math**

Look at it as 40% of what amount is $20. Percent/100 = is/of 40/100 = 20/x Multiply 20 by 100, then divide by 40 So, 2000 divided by 40 will give you your answer

*June 3, 2008*

**algebra**

You need 2 points on a line in order to determine slope.

*June 3, 2008*

**Algebra HELP**

It looks perfect:) Did you have another question?

*May 22, 2008*

**criminal behavior**

As a teacher in a juvenile detention facility, I find this a very interesting question. All of my students are deceitful and a few are compulsive liars. Almost all are involved in drugs (biochemical). Some, though not all, are from "bad" homes (nurture). I find that ...

*May 22, 2008*

**arithmetic**

Are you trying to figure out how much each person gets? If so, you don't care how many people are involved, just take the amount and divide by the number of people who will split it. 72/4

*May 13, 2008*

**Pre Algebra**

Just divide the cost by the number of cans purchased and you will have your answer.

*May 13, 2008*

**Pre Algebra**

12 + 4n = 6(n - 2) 12 + 4n = 6n - 12 +12 +12 24 + 4n = 6n - 4n -4n 24 = 2n solve for n and you've got your answer!

*May 13, 2008*

**math**

14900-1250-750=12900 m will be monthly payment 12,900 = 60m 215 = m

*May 13, 2008*

**algebra**

Area is l x w, so 400,000 x 500,000 is 200,000 and half of that is 100,000. If Kirk mows half of the 400 ft. width, then 1/2(400) is 200. If the mower mows a 5 ft. wide path, how many passes will Kirk need to make?

*May 8, 2008*

**Health**

elimination ??

*May 8, 2008*

**grade 5 math**

Look for the pattern. The class started with 8 the first week, then added 11 for a total of 19 after week 2. Week 3, they had 31 cans. How many more is that than week 2? 12, right? Week 2 was +11, week 3 was +12, week 4 will be +13, for a total of 44, and week 5 will be +14 ...

*May 4, 2008*

**Adv. Math**

Just solve these like a basic algebra problem, getting the variable on a side by itself. Let's look at #2. -4z + 8 < -27 + z +4z +4z _________________________ 8 < -27 + 5z +27 +27 _____________________________ 35 < 5z divide both sides by 5 and 7 < z Check it ...

*May 4, 2008*

**Math/Fractions**

First of all, check you answer for number 1 and make sure it's correct. 3. You need two sheets that equal 1 1/8 in. or 9/8 inches. So, 1 in. and 1/8 in. = 1 1/8 7/8 in. and 1/4 (or 2/8) = 9/8 3/4 (or 6/8) and 3/8 = 9/8 1/2 (or 4/8) and 5/8 = 9/8 Okay, I gave you that part...

*May 2, 2008*

**Math**

Basically, the number inside the / / is always positive. Only if it has a negative sign on the OUTSIDE, is it negative. The / / means "absolute value" which is simply how far away from 0 on a number line the number is. So, /-48/ is 48 spaces from 0, so it's value...

*April 25, 2008*

**ALGEBRA**

I think you may have forgotten one of the colors...yellow. There are 7 colors in the rainbow, so it would be 7! or 7x6x5x4x3x2x1 which would give you 5040.

*April 16, 2008*

**math**

Figure out the cost for the minutes then compare the two. The cell is .85 per minute times 65 minutes. The land line is .15 per minute times 65 minutes plus the $45 monthly fee for the total cost.

*April 9, 2008*

**algebra**

350 x 1.07 = ? If you do not understand why this is the equation, please let me know and I will explain.

*April 8, 2008*

**Math**

To turn a fraction into a decimal, take the denominator and slide it to the outside to make a division problem...in this case 1 divided by 5, which equals .20 To turn a decimal into a percent, move the decimal point 2 places to the right and add a percent sign. The 1 is a ...

*April 8, 2008*

**Math**

It would be 1.2 because you can find percent by dividing the numerator by the denominator....just slide the bottom number in the fraction to the outside to make a division problem then divide. 1 divided by 5 is .2. You then must put your one back in front. Hope this makes sense.

*April 4, 2008*

**ALGEBRA**

Integers are positive or negative whole numbers, so they are all integers.

*April 3, 2008*

**Science 8th grade**

I believe this would be the liver, where clotting factors are produced. The spleen is more responsible for immunity. You can double check to be sure.

*April 2, 2008*

**science 7th grade**

You are correct. O+ can receive only O+ or O-.

*April 2, 2008*

**math**

Just turn you percent into a decimal (move the decimal point 2 places to left) and multiply the two numbers together.

*March 26, 2008*

**geometry**

Work backward with what you know. The formula for circumference is 2*pi*r. Solve for this and you will have the radius. So, 2*3.14*r = 2368 6.28r = 2368 Divide both sides by 6.28. This will give you the radius. Just mulriply it by 2 and you will have the diameter. Hope this is...

*March 24, 2008*

**Math**

It would seem that you are correct if it is written -4^2. That does indicate -4*-4 The Google one would be correct IF there were parenthesis, but we just can't go putting things into parenthesis that aren't given in the problem. Your memory is right...at least this ...

*March 24, 2008*

**Math**

Conbine your positive and negatives then solve. positives are 7 and 6 = 13 negatives are -9 and -5 = -14 You now have 13 - 14 You can do it from here. In the second one, remember you have to have a common denominator to add or subtract fractions. Give that one a try!

*March 19, 2008*

**math**

Think of it as 20% of what is 360. Percent over 100 and is over of. So, 20/100 = 360/x 360 x 100 = 36000 Divide this by 20 and you will have your answer.

*March 18, 2008*

**math**

Break it down according to what you know, then you will be able to figure it out. Here is what we know. A good base will be blue, since there is much based off of it. x = blue 5x = red 3x = green x + 9 = black x + 2 = purple 6 = white You know purple is 5, so figure out x, ...

*March 18, 2008*

**Math**

How about just dividing by 2 in each step?

*March 11, 2008*

**math**

Since a pie chart represents 100%, I'd find the percentage for each and divide them up in your chart as close a possible. There are 40 total in your count, so 17 Army represents 42-43%, 10 Navy for 25%, and so on. I hope this helps:)

*March 11, 2008*

**History (its urgent)**

In your other post, SraJMcGin gave you lots of good ideas. You are gonna have to do a little work yourself.

*March 7, 2008*

**PPPL THIS IS URGENT ITS HISTORY**

YOU'RE NOT SERIOUS ARE YOU??? After all the trouble SraJMcGin went to help you.....

*March 7, 2008*

**Math**

Set it up as a proportion with either both shadow lengths on the top or the bottom. 5/x = .4/1 Multiply top to bottom (5 x 1) then divide by .4 You will then have your answer.

*March 6, 2008*

**math**

You need to find 7% of 900. Turn you percent into a decimal (.07) and multiply by 900. Add this answer to your original number (900) and you will have the answer. The easiest way I can think of to do this one is to set it up like a proportion. 40% takes 300 sec. so 100% will ...

*March 6, 2008*

**Math**

See the Percents - Sherri post.

*March 6, 2008*

**Percents**

When turning a percent into a decimal, take the % sign off and move the decimal point 2 places to the left. So your 9% would be .09 Percents are based on 100, so to turn 9% into a fraction, just put it over 100. It would be 9/100. You must reduce it possible. I hope this is ...

*March 6, 2008*

**algebra 1...urgent**

* area of a circle is r^2 times pi r=9s so r^2 is 9s^2. Multiply this by 3.14 to get the area of the circle. You can't actually solve it with a number since there is a variable involved. * Area of a square is length times width * If s=1, the area of the circle is 9^2 x 3....

*March 5, 2008*

**williams**

Do you mean 2 + x = 12 ??? The term "sum" means there is addition there somewhere.

*March 4, 2008*

**algebra**

2(x + 11) = 132 You can use any letter for "a number"

*March 4, 2008*

**math**

You are able to combine any of the letters that are the same. For example, 5j + j = 6j. IF it has no variable (or letter) in front of it, you cannot combine it with anything that has a letter. For example, in your last problem, you can combine the 20 with the -14, the 8s with ...

*March 4, 2008*

**Math**

2/5.50 = 5/x 5.50 x 5 = 27.5 27.5 divided by 2 will gove you your answer.

*February 28, 2008*

**Math**

You need to convert either hours to minutes OR minutes to hours. In this case, it will easier to convert you minutes to hours, but that will give you a decimal so we will change Marc to minutes (so multiply 3 x 60). You must then reduce to lowest terms to get you answer. Be ...

*February 28, 2008*

**history**

It was the 19th amendment which passed in 1920.

*February 26, 2008*

**math**

Yes, two rays can intersect. Their intersection will be a point.

*February 25, 2008*

**math**

To find the mean(or average), add all of the numbers together and divide by 4. To find the median, put the numbers in order from smallest to largest. When you have four numbers (or any even number), take the middle two numbers and add them together then divide by 2. Hope this ...

*February 22, 2008*

**algebra**

-7q + 2 = 11q - 8q -7q + 2 = 3q -7q + 7q = 2 = 3q + 7q 2 = 10q divide both sides by 10 and reduce 8(j - 3) = 4j + 9j - 14 8j - 24 = 13j - 14 8j - 24 + 14 = 13j - 14 + 14 8j - 10 = 13j 8j - 8j - 10 = 13j - 8j -10 = 5j divide both sides by 5 and reduce to solve for j

*February 21, 2008*

**math**

Your last two look right, but let's look at the first two. First, it's much easier if you have all of you units the same...so turn everything into seconds. We're looking for 2 hours. Since there are 60 sec in a minute and 60 minutes in an hour (times 2 hours), ...

*February 20, 2008*

**arithmetic**

I interpreted this question differently than Tim. Here's what I came up with: 7 girls x 2 legs each = 14 legs If each girl has 7 backpacks and there are 7 big cats in each....49 backpacks x 7 cats=343 big cats. Then, there are 7 little cats for each big ...343x7=2401 ...

*February 20, 2008*

**i'm french can u help me about english??**

Without text to refer to, that is the general meaning of the word.

*February 14, 2008*

**English**

makeshift ??

*February 14, 2008*

**math**

Here's what I came up with...strictly by trial and error. You might want to check to be sure it works out. a = 30 e = 75 i = 40 o = 30 u = 55 Like I said, be sure it works out.

*February 14, 2008*

**math**

I believe this is correct...check it though. I just used trial and error. 2 quarters = .50 10 dimes =1.00 5 nickels = .25 5 pennies = .05 -------------------- 22 coins =1.80

*February 13, 2008*

**Math**

Correct:)

*February 8, 2008*

**Math**

3/7 = 114/x What do you multiply 3 by to get 114? Take this number and multiply the 7 on the bottom by that number also.

*February 8, 2008*

**Math**

Yes it is!

*February 8, 2008*

**Math**

You are exactly right:)

*February 8, 2008*

**Math**

Remember, when you write a fraction is is part/whole. You want to know how many rolls are left so do the subtraction (15 to start with, 10 are used)...this will be your "part" or numerator. The amount you started with will be your "whole" or denominator. ...

*February 8, 2008*

**Math**

The TOTAL mixture is 16 oz. solvent plus 48 oz. water (16+48) so your denominator is not correct. Put the 16 over this total then reduce and you will have your answer.

*February 8, 2008*

**Math**

5/8 = x/40 Look at you denominators. What did you multiply 8 by to get 40? Multiply the numerator by that same number and you will have your answer. You could also multiply top to bottom across the equal sign then divide by the other number (like you were doing a proportion) (...

*February 8, 2008*

**math**

Exactly:)

*February 6, 2008*

**math**

Okay, we can do it by leaving your 3 3/4 in fraction form. It is still a division problem, so you will have to use the reciprocal of the 3 3/4. 60,000 divided by 3 3/4...you must turn the 3 3/4 into an improper fraction..15/4. Now you have 60,000 divided by 15/4 In order to ...

*February 6, 2008*

**math**

I'd first turn the 3 3/4 acres into a decimal since this can be done easily. Then, divide the total amount by the number of acres. 60,000 divided by 3.75 should give you the price per acre. Good luck!

*February 6, 2008*

**math**

Okay. What grade are you in?

*February 6, 2008*

**math**

This isn't really about putting a fraction into simplest form but about turning a fraction into a decimal in order to campare two numbers. To do that, you have to divide. the bottom number slides to the outside of the divided by sign and the top number stays on the inside...

*February 6, 2008*

**math**

I'd set this up like a fraction with hits/at bats. Then, to turn it into a percent, just divide the numerator by the denominator. So... 104/325 = .320 88/275 = .320 Hope this helps!

*February 6, 2008*

**Chem**

17 out of 30 is 17/30. Divide the numerator by the denominator to get the percent. 17 divided by 30 is .5666. You should probably round to .57 which is 57%.

*February 5, 2008*

**gbgfddfdf**

It is easiest to compare fractions when you have a common denominator. Just go ahead and multiply your denominators together and whichever numerator is bigger is the larger number. 13 x 15 = 195 (numerator) 17 x 15 = 255 (denominator) 12 x 17 = 204 (numerator) 15 x 17 = 255 (...

*February 5, 2008*

**algebra**

Do one step at a time. First, take the 1/5 that is sawn off. 1 - 1/5 is the same as 5/5 - 1/5 = 4/5. Next, you have to take the 3/8 away from this. Remember when adding or subtracting fractions, you must have a common denominator...in this case, it will be 40. 4/5 - 3/8 or 32/...

*February 5, 2008*

**all**

Here in Indiana, the test is $60. There are sometimes local churches or other organizations willing to help those withour the funds. The only "free" option I can think of is incarceration...I think I'd try to come up with the money!:)

*February 4, 2008*

**Alebgra**

The first = sign should be +. You can make x the width of the room. The length will then be 2x+3, since it is 3 more than twice the width. Now, just add up the four sides, which =66. Your equation will be x + x +(2x + 3) + (2x + 3) = 66 Combine like terms and you have 6x + 6...

*February 4, 2008*

**math**

Just plug your numbers into your equation.(85-32)85/9 53*5/9=265/9 You can do it!!

*January 31, 2008*

**chemistry**

Homogeneous mixtures will look the same throughout. If you take a handful or cup full, it will be uniform. An example might be gasoline. Heterogenous mixtures will be non-uniform and not consistent looking. You will be able to separate it physically. An example might be trail ...

*January 31, 2008*

**math**

I'd set it up with %/100=part/whole, then multiply top to bottom across the equal sign and divide by the other number. x/100=128/800 x=12800/800 x=16 Your 625 answer doesn't make sense, due to the fact that they want the percentage... if it doesn't make sense, it ...

*January 31, 2008*

**Math**

-6 x -6 = ? -4 x -4 = ? Remember that when you multiply two negatives together, your answer will be positive.

*January 28, 2008*

**Math**

-3 x -3 x -3 = ? When you multiply three negatives together, your answer will be negative. -8 x -2 = ? Multiplying two negatives will be a positive answer. You will subtract these two from one another to get your answer.

*January 28, 2008*

**spelling**

whistle ??

*January 22, 2008*

**Algebra**

I certainly don't have an equation for this, but I believe there would be 7 children....4 boys and 3 girls. That would mean each boy has 3 brothers and 3 sisters and each girl has 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

*January 18, 2008*

**Spelling**

In your sentences, you have 1 and two switched. On your opposites, 1 is correct but 2 is not. Think about cookies, a b____ is a bunch of them opposed to a single one.

*January 16, 2008*

**math**

It might be easiest to first write your comparison as a fraction..55/100, 13/39, etc. Then you put you denominator (bottom number) on the outside of a division problem and it will give you the decimal. 55 divided by 100 13 divided by 39 2.5 divided by 10, etc. Good luck!

*January 15, 2008*

**math**

Factors are numbers that you can multiply together to get the number. for example, 1 and 68, 2 and 34, etc. All of these numbers are factors of 68.

*January 15, 2008*

**Algebra**

I think Jin meant 3/4. Another simple way to figure this out if you have two points...from the first point (the one to the left), count either up or down to the second point. This is rise. Then count back or forth between the two points. This is run. This will also give you ...

*January 15, 2008*

**Geomtry**

I am unclear what the 42 ft. represents. Is it radius, diameter, circumference?? Regardless, you need to take the radius (the distance to the center of the circle) and square it (or times it by itself). Take this number and multiply by 22, then divide by 7. 22/7 is just ...

*January 15, 2008*

**Algebra 2**

Correct. Closed would be < or > with a line beneath the sign.

*January 11, 2008*

**Algebra 2**

An open circle means greater or less than. The circled number is not included as an answer. A closed one is greater than or equal to or less than or equal to.

*January 11, 2008*

**Math**

First, subtract 4 from both sides (which you said above) then you have (3/5)a=1. Next, to get the a by itself, multiply both sides by the recripocal of 3/5. That leaves the variable by itself and gives you the answer. Be sure to simplify!

*January 10, 2008*

**Spanish**

Personal enrichment and better employment opportunities come to mind right off the bat. It might also help you get into college.

*January 10, 2008*

**algebra**

I did this by trial and error. There might be an easir way, but I don't know what it is. I tried spitting it in half, but 14% of 3000 is 420 and 13% of 3000 is 390 but the total is too low. So I tried 4000 at 14% and 2000 at 13%. That happens to work. Calculate it to be ...

*January 10, 2008*

**math**

To find the reciprocal, just flip the fraction upside down. For example, the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2.

*January 10, 2008*

**algebra**

Just substitute the numbers into your equation and see what works. For example, (A)if 6 children are going and there are 22 people, then there must be 16 adults. So, 16(16)+5(6)needs to equal 275. It doesn't, so it is not correct. (B) 16(15)+5(7) if this equals 275, you ...

*January 10, 2008*

**math**

Multiply your whole numbers together (-5 and -4) then add the exponents (2+3). Remember, when you multiply two negatives, you get a positive number.

*January 8, 2008*

**math**

It is 20m to the 5th.

*January 8, 2008*

**serious math help!!!!!!!!!!!**

If I am looking to estimate, I'd just square the radius (times it by itself) then mutiply by 3 for the area. I'd take the radius times two (or just take the diameter) and multiply by 3 to get the circumference. Since pi is a little over 3, your answers will be a little...

*January 8, 2008*

**Math**

Okay, thanks for the clarification. You just take your miles and divide by the time(hours) add you will get miles per hour. In this case it will be 3 divided by 12 and you will get .25 miles per hour. Each four hours you will go a total of one mile so in 12 hours you will go ...

*January 7, 2008*

**Math**

Do you mean miles per hour? Is it a 24 hour day? Please recheck your question...it doesn't make sense to me.

*January 7, 2008*

**to unscramble this word (wbglauno)**

Is it for a certain subject? I'm trying to find a hint for what it might relate to.

*January 4, 2008*

**English- Shakespeare**

Another helpful site is shakespeareauthorship

*January 4, 2008*

**Math**

Signed numbers are numbers which can be either positive or negative.

*January 3, 2008*

**Math**

I believe the reasoning on the 52,000 answer is flawed. This is why. You are not looking for 5% of 50,000 but for 5% of WHAT is 50,000. If you set this up as a ratio-type problem, it would be percent over 100 and is over of (% OF what IS 50,000) therefore the 50,000 would be ...

*January 3, 2008*