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October 1, 2014

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math
looks like (b) to me (a) is distributive
August 19, 2014

math
assuming both values are -1, even powers of -1 are +1 odd powers are -1 so we have -1 - +1 = -2 Or, you could factor out (-1)^1988 and have (-1)^1988(-1 - 1) = (+1)(-2) = -2
August 19, 2014

let x be the time since midnight, and y be the water level. We have y(11.75) = 0.46 y(23.50) = 0.46 the vertex is thus (17.625,2.16) Now you have three points, so you can determine the parabola, and you want x where y=1.
August 19, 2014

math
If the length is x, the width is x-.5 so x(x-0.5)=3 Now just solve for x
August 19, 2014

math
Hmmm. If you had said three more than twice its width, I'd have immediately said the room was 5x13. But, now we have to use some algebra. w(3w+3) = 65 w = 4.1815 for the perimeter, we want 2(w+3w+3)=39.452
August 19, 2014

algebra
I'll take a stab at it. As written, it appears to be (-1^2+11^2)(11^2- -7^2) (-1+121)(121- -49) (120)(170) 20400 If we assume the usual carelessness with parentheses, per Damon, then we have ((-1)^2+11^2)(11^2- (-7)^2) (1+121)(121-49) (122)(72) 8784 I can't believe you...
August 19, 2014

statistics
better check your dairy almanac for stuff like this.
August 19, 2014

Math
why is google like a search engine?
August 19, 2014

Math
depends on whom you ask Most say 5 rounds up Some say 5 rounds to the next even digit, so 35 rounds to 40 45 rounds to 40 Better check with your instructor or text to see which answer will get you marked correct.
August 19, 2014

Science
weight(N) = mass(kg) * 9.81 m/s^2
August 18, 2014

looks discrete to me
August 18, 2014

math
15*5+2 = 77 15*6+2 = 92 So, only two of them
August 18, 2014

Algebra 2
midway between the two extremes is (32.85+31.15)/2 = 32.00 So, |x-32.00| <= 0.85
August 18, 2014

Programming
read amount, months; show_deposit(amount,months); function show_deposit(amount,months) { deposit = amount/months; print deposit; }
August 18, 2014

maths
Hmmm. you are mixing up price per kg and per cob, with no indication of how many cobs per kg.
August 18, 2014

Maths
50-y You can easily do stuff like this if you use an actual number, and then study how you solved it. Suppose you had R50 and spent R10. What is the change?
August 18, 2014

try this solution: http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1408162681
August 18, 2014

Algebra
Not bad, except that 6.5-4 ≠ 1.5
August 18, 2014

Math
assuming the 2300 included the 15% profit, the value was 2300(0.85) Now divide that by 100 to get the per-share price.
August 17, 2014

Alegbra
you are correct. To see its graph, type that in at wolframalpha.com
August 17, 2014

math
assuming the smaller rectangle is enclosed by the larger, we have small rectangle: w(2w-1) large rectangle: (w+2)(2w-1+2) Assuming the shaded region is the difference between the two rectangles, we have (w+2)(2w+1)-w(2w-1) = 86 w = 14 So, the smaller is 14x27, with area=378
August 17, 2014

trig
since the spring starts at (0,-17), we know that D(t) = -17 e^-at cos(kt) since the period is 1/13, k = 26π and we have D(t) = -17 e^-at cos(26πt) Now, we know that the amplitude has decreased to (16/17)^(t/3) That means that a = -1/3 ln(16/17) = .02, and D(t) = -17 ...
August 17, 2014

geometry
Of course the 3rd side can be 5 or 9. That just makes an isosceles triangle. So, you want all the numbers n such that 4 < n < 14: 5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13 = 81
August 17, 2014

geometry
as a hint, suppose you joined the two sticks at the end. Now consider rotating the smaller one, from being end-to-end with the larger one, to overlapping it. What's the max and min possible length for the third side? Now list all the integers in that range and add 'em up.
August 17, 2014

geometry - again?
another of these triangle problems? Have any ideas of your own on this one?
August 17, 2014

physics - Go with Damon
As usual, go with Damon. He tends to think things through more carefully.
August 17, 2014

physics
as usual, s = 1/2 at^2 Since g is acting downward, the net acceleration is 32-9.8 = 22.2 m/s^2 upward s = 1/2 * 22.2 * 4.1^2 = 186.6m Actually, the question is poorly worded, since it implies that the net acceleration is 32 m/s^2, even after including the effects of gravity. ...
August 17, 2014

math
more formally, for the purposes of homework, just use the comparison test |cos(1/x)| <= 1, so x cos(1/x) < x which -> 0
August 17, 2014

programming
in unix, there is usually a file named /usr /dict /words It may be named somewhat differently, or be located somewhere nearby, but you can probably find it. If not on unix, look for some such file name. As for rhyming, good luck. That is where the art of programming comes in. ...
August 17, 2014

maths
p'(x) = 4x^3 + 3ax^2 + 2bx + c since p'(0) = 0, c=0 and p'(x) = x(4x^2+3ax+2b) Since p' has no other roots, 9a^2-32b < 0 a^2 < 32b/9 p(-1) = -4+3a-2b+c p(1) = 4+3a+2b+c It appears that the answer is (c) Consider x^4+x^3+x^2 min is at (0,0) max at (1,3) ...
August 17, 2014

Math
(22-2w)(26-2w) = 396 w = 2 24*26-396 = 228 No, not enough brick 22*26 - (22-2w)(26-2w) = 160 w = 1.8 Not sure how #3 relates to #1 as with all such problems, divide the fencing evenly between the lengths and the widths. That means that a square 50/4 feet on a side will provide...
August 17, 2014

science cbse school
clearly the masses total 5+2.5 = 7.5 kg So, what's 10/7.5?
August 17, 2014

Algebra
It appears that the 0 was a typo for ), making the problem 5(14-2)^2/2 = 5*12^2/2 = 5*144/2 = 360
August 16, 2014

Geometry
The three lines intersect to form a triangle. Naturally, there is one circle inside the triangle, and three circles outside the triangle, all of which touch the three lines. The three lines intersect at (2,5),(5,-1),(-3,-5). If we call those vertices A,B,C, then the opposite ...
August 16, 2014

1) - 1.8 - 3.9 a- -2.1 b- 5.7 c- 2.1 d- -5.7* 2) -7 = 5 a- -2* b)12 c) -12 d) 2 3) -6.1 + 1.7 a-7.8* b- -4.4 c- -7.8 d- 4.4 4) A mountain climber ascends a mountain to it peak. The peak is 12,740 ft above sea level. The climber then descends 200 ft. to meet a fellow climber. ...
August 15, 2014

Geometry
for sides a<b<c c-b < a < c+b So, if 3L is the longest side 15-L < 3L < L+15 15 < 4L < 2L+15 L > 3.75 L < 7.5 So, the extreme is 7,15,21 for a perimeter of 43
August 15, 2014

Trigonometry
3 rides = 3 * 12.4 = 37.2 revolutions So, the angle moved is 2pi * 37.2 = ? radians The distance traveled is 2pi * 37.2 * 18.3 = ? meters
August 15, 2014

Precalculus/Trig
(cos+1)/sin^3 = csc/(1-cos) multiply by (1-cos) (1+cos)(1-cos)/sin^3 = csc = 1/sin (1-cos^2)/sin^2 = 1 sin^2/sin^2 = 1 1 = 1 (sin+cos)(tan+cot) = sec+csc sin*tan + cos*tan + sin*cot + cos*cot = sec+csc sin^2/cos + sin + cos + cos^2/sin = sec+csc (sin^2+cos)/cos + (sin^2+cos^2...
August 15, 2014

math i need help 3 questions
I'll do #1. How about you show some effort on the others? Just write the words in symbols. If the fraction is n/d, then we are told n/d = 3/4 (n+4)/(d-4) = 4/3 Work through all that, and you have n=12,d=16 check: 12+4 / 16-4 = 16/12 = 4/3 OK
August 15, 2014

math
set it up as a units conversion problem. b books = d dollars, so b bk/d dol = 1 d dol/b bk = 1 That is, books go at the rate of b/d books/dollar, or d/b \$/bk Now, you want to convert d books to dollars. You can always multiply by 1, so do it to cancel the units you don't ...
August 15, 2014

math
Nope. (D) Did you draw a diagram? Do so, and label the points. You will have 3 equal sections: AB,BC,CD. AC is twice as long as CD.
August 15, 2014

math
If b lies on ac, then ab+bc = ac x+3 + 2x = 4x-5 x = 8
August 15, 2014

compose
I'm sure that there are those who would consider any of the choices to be the best. It's a purely subject opinion, based on one's own criteria. And what does that (or either of you other posts) have to do with homework?
August 15, 2014

math
nothing to solve. However, if you meant x^2-3x+4 = 0, the two complex values of x that make it true are 3/2 ± √7/2 i If you meant to type x^2-3x-4 = 0, then that factors to (x-4)(x+1) = 0 and it should be clear which values of x are solutions there.
August 15, 2014

trigonometry
If you mean 37°49', then clearly sin 37°49' = 1.5/x now just solve for x, the length of the plank. Oh, and review your basic trig functions.
August 14, 2014

EEeeeeewwww
eeewwww. You've ruined unicorns for me forever!
August 14, 2014

Math - eh?
no idea what all the carets represent.
August 14, 2014

help me
how about you list the six steps. Then apply each step. We'll be happy to check your solution. Wouldn't hurt to bone up on your English, as well...
August 14, 2014

Programming
Try something like this: main() { int x[1000],y[1000],i; for (i=0;i<1000;i++) {read x[i]} y = rev(x,1000); for (i=0;i<1000;i++) {printf("%d ",x[i]} } int *rev(*int,n) { int y[1000],i; for (i=0,n--;i<1000;i++,n--) {y[i] = x[n-i]; return y; }
August 14, 2014

math corrections
Since no coin duplicates the amounts of combining other coins, the number of items could be as many as 4C1 + 4C2 + 4C3 + 4C4 = 15 Note that the sum of the nth row of Pascal's triangle is 2^n, but we are missing 4C0=1, leaving only 15 combinations. This is also the number ...
August 14, 2014

Algebra
from eq #1, 6x = 5y-1 sub that into #2, and you get 5y-1 + 4y = 10 9y = 11 y = 11/9 Now you can get x
August 14, 2014

Algebra
12x+18y+8 <= 80 x+y <= 7 x > 0 y > 0
August 14, 2014

maths
the "rays" instead of "raised" doesn't help any. I read it as ((36/25)^(3/2)) ^ (5/3) due to the sly "whole" meaning "all that has come before". Now, since 36 = 6^2, 36^(3/2) = 6^3 25 = 5^2, 25^(3/2) = 5^3 Now, raise those to the 5/3...
August 14, 2014

math
rectangle: 2(x+2x) = 24 3x = 12 x = 4 So, the rectangle has area 2*4*8 = 64 Now, the square has side 8, so its perimeter is 32.
August 14, 2014

math
the other side, x, satisfies 4.2^2 + x^2 = (x+14)^2 Hmmm. You sure there's no typo?
August 14, 2014

math
a convex polygon with five equal sides. if you google that, you will see many images and descriptions.
August 14, 2014

math
since p = 2(x+y) = 8y, x+y = 4x x = 3y y:x = 1:3
August 14, 2014

Math
see the many related questions below
August 14, 2014

Math
OK. First, it's lookout, not lockout. The man is 25-1.7 = 23.3m up. If the building is at distance x from the tower, and has height h, we have 23.3/x = tan 70°20' (h-23.3)/x = tan 12°40' Now, you can eliminate x, and then solve for h: 23.3/tan70°20'...
August 14, 2014

trigo
As I interpret the data, it appears that the law of cosines will provide our answer. We want the supplement to θ, where 15^2 = 6^2+9^2 - 2(6)(9)cosθ cosθ = -1 Nope, that doesn't work. Maybe you can just describe the figure, giving labels to the points of ...
August 14, 2014

math
If x at 9%, .09x + .10(26000+3x) = 27650 x = 64231
August 14, 2014

Trigonometry
consider the pentagon as 5 isosceles triangles, each with vertex angle of 72°, and sides of 1.5 (the radius). Now you can easily calculate the base of each triangle. The perimeter is 5 times that.
August 13, 2014

Algebra 2
(x-3) / 2x * 6x^2 / 5 (x-3)(6x^2) / (2x)(5) (x-3)(3x)/5 and you can massage that as you will
August 13, 2014

Complex Numbers
if z = x+yi, you have two equations: (x-2)^2 + (y-2)^2 = 23 (x-8)^2 + (y-5)^2 = 38 They intersect at (1/5(20±3√10), 3/5(5∓2√10)) check: (1/5(20+3√10)-2)^2 + (3/5(5-2√10)-2)^2 = 23 You can verify the other.
August 13, 2014

Precalculus
If z = a+bi, we have (1+i)(a+bi) - 2(a-bi) = -11+25i Expand all that out and you get (-a-b)+(a+3b)i = -11+25i So, that means that -a-b = -11 a+3b = 25 a=4 b=7 So, z = 4+7i
August 13, 2014

Precalculus
I'd just multiply: (4-5i)^2 + (a+8i)(4-5i) + (-39+bi) = 0+0i Expand all that out and you have two equations in a and b. I get a = 2 b = 18 So, that leaves us with z^2 + (2 + 8i) z + (-39 + 18i) = 0 and the other root is thus -6 -3i
August 13, 2014

math test review
You know that 5^2 = 25 6^2 = 36 34 is less than 36. Now what do you think?
August 13, 2014

Math
no such number exists. Such terminology is bogus. If you mean 41 ten-thousandths, that would be 0.0041 You can have 41 thousand, but not 41 ten thousand.
August 13, 2014

Math
150% none (should be 70%) recall that 1.0 = 100%
August 13, 2014

Calculus (need help with only d and e)
The 2nd pill is shifted by 60 minutes. So, if the 1st pill is modeled by f(x), the 2nd pill will be modeled by f(x-t). Now just work with the new f(x).
August 13, 2014

maths
If you mean 9^(2x+1) = 81^x / 3^x expressing all as powers of 3, we have 3^(4x+2) = 3^3x so, 4x+2 = 3x x = -2 check: 9^-3 = 81^-2 / 3^-2 = 9^-4/9^-1 = 9^-3
August 13, 2014

algebra
your writing is so full of typos it's incomprehensible. When you get an answer, test it to see whether it works in the original equation.
August 13, 2014

Algebra
you could easily have verified it on your handy dandy calculator. Can't believe you went to the trouble of posting such an easy thing to check.
August 13, 2014

math
(25+12*15)*.12
August 13, 2014

Algebra
Your work so far is correct.
August 13, 2014

statistic
.20 * .30
August 13, 2014

statistics
Oops. I misread (b). My answer is ~rain & windy
August 13, 2014

statistics
(a) .20 * .30 = .06 (b) (1-.20) * .30 = .24 (c) .20 + .30 - .20*.30 = .44 (d) (1-.20) + (1-.30) - (1-.20)(1-.30) = .94 Note that (d) = 1-(a)
August 13, 2014

math
2pi = 6.28 so, you have 2pi r = C 6.28r = 27 now just divide by the 6.28 as usual to get r.
August 13, 2014

Math
You know that for the parabola y^2 = 4px It opens to the right The LR is 4p (So, if the shifted parabola is (y-k)^2 = 4p(x-h), our points and LR say (1-k)^2 = (3-h) (5-k)^2 = (-5-h) so, the parabola is (y-4)^2 = (x+6) So, now you have a 3rd point: the vertex at (-6,4) Now it&#...
August 13, 2014

Algebra
#1. x(2400-2x) #2. x(1800-6x)/2 Both of these are just parabolas, where the maximum area occurs at the vertex of the parabola. Recall that for y = ax^2+bx+c, the vertex is at x = -b/2a
August 13, 2014

maths
clearly, d = 3/2. So, if the first term is a, a(a+3d) = 34 a(a+9/2) = 34 . . .
August 13, 2014

math
Surely your text has sections on these topics. I expect that the accompanying graphs and sample problems there will be at least as good as any impromptu explanations here. Do a google on any of the above topics for many discussions. After that, if there's some kind of ...
August 13, 2014

math
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=x%2B2y-z%3D6
August 13, 2014

maths
total distance: 240 miles total time: 120/60 + 120/40 = 2+3 = 5 hours avg speed: 240/5 = 48 mph
August 13, 2014

geometry
why bother with a? Just prove x=7. 3(2x+4)+18 = 72 6x+12+18 = 72 6x = 42 x = 7
August 13, 2014

maths
3@5 = 3(5-3) = 6, so 4@(3@5) = 4@6 = 4(6-4) = 8
August 13, 2014

algebra
almost. If 2n=78, n=29 If 1/2 n = 78, n = 156 We customarily use a caret, as in 3^4, to indicate powers.
August 13, 2014

math - typo
10% of 4 is 0.4 None of the choices works. I suspect a typo in your presentation.
August 13, 2014

Math
If there were x 2-pointers and y free throws, then we know x+y = 18 (add the shots) 2x+y = 35 (add the points) Now just solve for x and y.
August 12, 2014

math
just as 5-3 = 2, 5/6 - 3/6 = 2/6 However, the instructions say to write the simplest form, so 1/3 would be my choice.
August 12, 2014

Math
Does 7 divide 3? Nope, so that cannot be a factor of 3u^3... List all the factors of each term: 3 u^3 x^5 y^8 3 7 u^6 x^5 Now pick the highest power of each prime or variable that appears in both terms: 3 u^3 x^5 That is the GCF.
August 12, 2014

math
you already have one pair: (1,1.50) Now just pick any positive integer, and multiply it by 1.50. That will give you other pairs: (2,3.00) (102,153.00) (9231,13846.50) For convenience of graphing, I'd stick with small numbers, though! :-)
August 12, 2014

math trigonometry
Draw a diagram, as usual. If the post is x meters from the house, which has height h, h/x = tan 45° = 1 So, h = x (h-20)/x = tan 30° = 1/√3 But, h=x, so (h-20)/h = 1/√3 h-20 = h/√3 (1-1/√3)h = 20 h = 20/(1-1/√3) = 47.32 m
August 12, 2014

Math
Oops. g◦f and f◦g are not onto, since (g◦f)(0) = 0 (g◦f)(1) = 2 And there is no x such that (g◦f)(x) = 1 (f◦g)(0) = 1 (f◦g)(1) = 1 (f◦g)(2) = 4 and there is no (f◦g)(x) = 2
August 12, 2014

Math
clearly g is not 1-1. For example, g(3) = g(2) Also, it is clear that both f and g are onto. Some good discussion can be found here: http://www.csee.umbc.edu/~stephens/203/PDF/7-3.pdf f◦g = 3g+1 = 3⌊x/2⌋+1 g◦f = ⌊f/2⌋ = ⌊(3x+1)/2⌋...
August 12, 2014

arithematic
the middle value is (51+64)/2 = 57.5 That is 6.5 away from each end, so |x-57.5| <= 6.5 See the graph at http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=|x-57.5|+%3C%3D+6.5
August 12, 2014

arithematic
If the dimensions of the garden are x and y, with the building along side x, then x+2y = 81 So, the area (xy) is (81-2y)y = 81y - 2y^2 This is a parabola, with vertex at y=20.25 Now you can figure the other dimension. I suspect you meant to say 80 ft of fencing, but only you ...
August 12, 2014

Math
If the strip has width w, the pool is 60-2w by 80-2w So, (60-2w)(80-2w) = 1/6 (60)(80) Now just solve for w.
August 12, 2014

Math
If the dimensions of the whole garden are x and 2y (because there are two adjacent gardens, each x by y), 2x+4y = 100 2xy = 400 or, x+2y = 50 xy = 200 since x = 50-2y, (50-2y)y = 200 50y - 2y^2 = 200 y^2-25y+100 = 0 y = 5 or 20 So, x = 40 or 10 The garden is 10 by 40.
August 12, 2014

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