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Algebra
Word Problem: Jack mows the lawn in 4 hours, mary mows the lawn in 5 hours. how long will it take them if they mowed the lawn together? I have a hard time figuring out which formula to use to solve a problem in a word problem can anyone help and tell me how to set up the ...
October 18, 2008 by Laura

Poetry
I need to write a poem with the word ALGEBRA but the only problem is that my teacher wants complete sentences with each letter instead of a word for a letter. Can you please help?
September 13, 2009 by Mark

algebra word problem: still stuck
question: rachel allows herself 1 hour to reach a sales appt 50 miles away. after she has driven 30 miles, she realizes that she must increase her speed by 15mph in order to get there on time. what was her speed for the first 30 miles? Responses * college algebra word problem...
February 17, 2009 by john

math-ms sue please
Ms Sue thank you for the help with my other word problem can you check this one for me? Write a word problem and find the solution to the equation. 1/2-2/3 THe answer is -1/6 and the word problem I created is: Janet put 6 suckers on a table. 3 suckers were watermelon and 3 ...
October 27, 2010 by m

Algebra/Quadratic equations
I have to make a word problem/story out of this quadratic equation -t^2+3t+18=0 The plot of the story I want to write about has to deal with world hunger, and food being dropped in to remote locations by helicopter. Can someone please help me come up with a word/problem that ...
May 12, 2014 by jarron

math-word problem
The width of a rectangle is fixed at 21cm. What lengths will make the perimeter greater than 80cm. Please help with this word problem I do not even know where to begin.
July 31, 2010 by Michelle

Math
Create an addition word problem and a subtraction word problem using fractions. Show how to find the solution to each problem. Once you find the solutions to your problems, rewrite the solutions as either a terminating or nonterminating decimal.
October 1, 2012 by Christian

algebra
explain why a solution of a word problem should be checked using the original wording of the problem and not the equation written from the wording
April 12, 2011 by k

Algebra
Not understanding the question. Why a solution of a word problem should be checked using the original wording of the problem and not the equation written from the wording.
February 2, 2011 by Cindy

math
Suppose your teacher tells you to write a word problem using the number 3. Which would be the best object to use in your problem? Explain. Then write and solve a word problem using that object. (tricycle, bike, wagon)
September 24, 2014 by Bryce

algebra
Explain in your own words what it means for an equation to model a real world situation an give an example. -it is right to say that when given a problem, we want to identify the quality of the problem we want to find, translate form word to algebra, and make up an equation ...
November 15, 2011 by lan

pre-alg
I need help to create an addition word problem and a subtraction word problem using fractions. I need to show how to find the solution to each problem. Once I find the solutions to my problems, I have to rewrite the solutions as either a terminating or nonterminating decimal.
October 16, 2013 by AudioslavedCobain182

algebra
Write a word problem about collecting: 5 + 6x = 21 + 4x
October 30, 2014 by ann

Algebra word problem
A 30 inch TV set has a width of 24 inches. What is its height?
February 2, 2008 by Micah

Algebra
(3 x 8)-2 + (3+6)=17, I need a word problem to match the equation and am stumped, could you please help
February 2, 2010 by Dakota

algebra interest word problem
Solve the problem. Roberto invested some money at 7%, and then invested $2000 more than twice this amount at 11%. His total annual income from the two investments was $3990. How much was invested at 11%?
March 8, 2009 by mark

Algebra 1
Could you maybe walk me through this Algebra word problem? Here is the problem: Anita wants to put a moat around her rectangular castle. The castle is 45 ft by 60 ft. Let m be the width of the moat. 1. Write a polynomial that represents the total area of the castle and moat. 2...
February 22, 2014 by Ginny

algebra homework
Kim starts to walk 3 mi to school at 7:30 A.M. with a temperature of 0F. Her brother Bryan starts at 7:50 A.M. on his bicycle, traveling 10 mph faster than Kim. If they get to school at the same time, then how fast is each one traveling? I have tried to answer this word ...
September 10, 2010 by paulina

Algebra
Here is the problem: A two-digit number is eight times the sum of its digits.When the number is added to the number obtained by reversing the digits,the sum is 99. Find the original number. Please explain hot to solve it and it would help a lot to if you explain other algebra ...
May 31, 2010 by Anonymous

Algebra
Here is the problem: A two-digit number is eight times the sum of its digits.When the number is added to the number obtained by reversing the digits,the sum is 99. Find the original number. Please explain hot to solve it and it would help a lot to if you explain other algebra ...
May 31, 2010 by Please help

Word problem math
Word problem. You cut a 2 m long board into 2 pieces . One piece is 10 cm shorter than the other. How long are each boards.? I got. 1 pc at 80!cm. the other 1pc at 100 cm Is this right ?
October 14, 2012 by Marco

math,algebra
I have to make a word problem with a real life situation that follows a linear equation i have to come up with the independent variables being years.Then i have to create an equation or inequality that could be used for analysis, prediction, or decision making.then, draw the ...
January 14, 2007 by jasmine20

Math word problem
I have this word problem that I can't figure out. The problem is: A 15 lb weight is positioned 10 in. form a fulcrum. At what distance from the fulcrum must a 12 lb weigt be positioned to keep the scale balanced? The substitute that I had today said that the 12 lb. weight ...
August 27, 2008 by Tiffany

Algebra
can someone help me with this word problem? if a pro basketball player has a vertical leap of about 20 inches, what is his hangtime?
June 4, 2008 by Danny

algebra Word problem
what interest rate is required for an investment subject to continuous compounding to triple in 15 years? A= Pe^rt ?
April 11, 2014 by Kira

english
What sentence uses italics, question marks, and punctuation correctly? ( I'm stuck on this problem) A, "How many r's are there in the word February"? B,"How many r's are there in the word February?" asked ty. c, "How many r's are in the word February," asked ty. D,How many r's...
February 4, 2014 by kitten

algebra
48 equals a number increased by 6, and the sum, all multiplied by 5. need help converting this word problem to an equation and solving.
October 8, 2008 by Rose

algebra
Make up a word problem that uses a quadratic function and requires finding either a maxiumum or minimum value.?
April 14, 2011 by Joseph

Algebra word problem
The area of a rectangular garden is given by the trinomial x2 + 6x 27. What are the possible dimensions of the rectangle? Use factoring.
March 7, 2014 by Sandra

math compare
word problem the temperature at 3am was -17.3F by noon the temperature was -17.8F. at what time was it the coldest? i said -17.8F is that right? word problem sam is 5/8" taller than jackie. Shelly is 0.7 in taller than Jackie. who is the tallest? i guessed is it Jackier ?
December 8, 2011 by marko

algebra
math word problem amy paid $55.73 for a pair of running shoes durning a 40% off sale what was the regular price?
November 1, 2009 by me

Algebra word problem
Baking Cookies-Word Problem Our class planned a party for disadvantaged kids. Some of us baked cookies for the party. On the day of the party, we found we could divide the cookies into packets of two,three, four, five or six and have one cookie left over in each case. If we ...
November 8, 2011 by Linda

HELP! pre-algebra
i have a word unscramble that i need help with i have to turn this word in unscrambled so this is the word scrambled: Seprororpit p.s. please relply asap thnx :]
September 5, 2008 by coco

math
for the following equations, write a word problem draw a picture, and find the solution to the equation. 5/12 - 1/3=? I know the answer is 1/12 but am stumped on how to write the word problem and draw a picture
October 27, 2010 by m

ALGEBRA again !
need help solving this word problem, converting from words to an equation 48 equals a number increased by 6, and the sum, all multiplied by 5.
October 9, 2008 by Rose

Algebra Word Problem
COULD SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS PROBLEM!!!!!!!! Television Sets. What does it mean to refer to a 20-in TV Set? Such units refer to the diagonal of the screen. A 20-in TV Set also has a width of 16 inches. What is its height what is the height of a 20-in TV? ______ inches.
February 14, 2009 by pj

Math 116 algebra please check
Solve 0.3x + 8 < 1.1x-9 The solution is x > 85/7 The problem with the greater than sign has a line under it but I can get it to work correctly from my word document
July 16, 2008 by jay jay

algebra, help please
(3 x 8)-2 + (3+6)=17, I need a word problem to match the equation and am stumped, could you please help
February 2, 2010 by Dakota

algebra word problem
the difference between 2 numbers is 24. find the numbers if their sum is 88
October 4, 2010 by brian

ALgebra word problem
one number is 6 more than another. their product is 91. what is the number?
December 8, 2010 by mike

math word problem
word problem need help: suppose you own a card shop. you buy one line of cards at a rate of 4 cards for $5. you plan to sell the cards at a rate of 3 cards for $5 how may carfds must you sell in order to make a profit of $100.00 i dont understand how to get answer can you help
September 8, 2012 by marko

Algebra (Word Problem)
Here's the word problem: You have a coupon for $50 off your camera purchase of $100 or more at Camera World. Write a function relating a camera's purchase price after coupon, y, to the retail price, x. Give the domain of this function. Here is what I have so far: y = price ...
January 27, 2014 by Beth

Algebra 2 word problem
just checking to see if i have this problem correct Sammy can cut wood twice as fast as Joe. When they both work together, it takes them 4 hrs. how long would it take them to do the job alone? 4/x +4/x+2 = x^2+2 4x+4x+8= x^2+2 8x+8= x^2+2 x^2-6x-8=0 (x-4)(x+2) x=4 x=-2 since i...
March 2, 2011 by Paige

Algebra
I do not understand this word problem at all. write an equation and solve. A rectangle has a length of x+6 units and a width of x-3 units. what is the perimeter in terms of x?
September 30, 2013 by Anonymous

English
Identify and choose the one underlined word or phrase that should be corrected. What is the meaning of above sentence?Will i find a word which is incorrected in the sentence? In my(A) opinion they aren't(B) going nowhere(C) special because of(D) financial problem(E). In this ...
June 18, 2011 by Bayarbold

math
2.-The longest one-word name of any place in America is Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchubunagungamaugg.This name for a lake near webster, Massachusetts, is 45 letters long. It is a Native American name that means "You fish on you side, I'll fish on mine, and no one fishes in the...
January 29, 2011 by Luis

elementary
write a problem write a word problem involving the number of pages in a book.then write the numerical expression that you would need to use to solve your problem.
October 29, 2012 by swetha

algebra
Hi I need a formula for the following word problem. The cost of a cellphone has increased by 400% over 10 years. Does this correspond to a decrease of 4 times its cost?
January 13, 2013 by Babs

Word Processing
I'm a GranMa in my 60's trying to learn Word/Windows. I started with the 2nd course and have had only this one problem in 3 weeks so that is good. I don't think the answer to my problem is in the book for THIS course. I can't figure out how to use the commands with the ...
October 11, 2007 by GranMa Cee

math
Can someone please help me with this word problem!?! I know the answer which is 784 feet. But I have no clue how to solve it. Can someone please show how to solve this problem? The word problem is: The melt in Your Mouth Chocolate Factory is a rectangular building. The ...
September 4, 2012 by aaron

algebra word problem
find three consecutive positive numbers such that the product of the first and third minus the second, is 1 more than 6 times the third
September 17, 2009 by J

ALGEBRA 1
How would you go about setting up the following word problem? If you add one third of a number to the number itself, you get 48. What is the number?
October 1, 2007 by nicole

accounting
Write a word problem involving a discounted price. Describe the situation and pose the question, but DO NOT SOLVE the problem.
January 29, 2011 by catrina

ALG2! WORD PROBLEM!
define a variable and write an inequality for each problem.then solve. Nineteen more than a number is less than 42.
October 4, 2012 by tyneisha

Science/Math
Word Problem page 19 John and Al are in a 15 km race. John averages 4.4 m/s during the first half of the race and then runs at a speed of 4.2 m/s until the last 200 m, which he covers at 4.5 m/s. At what average speed must Al run to beat John? The textbook that included the ...
September 29, 2013 by Walter

Algebra
How do I work this problem, it is not a homework problem but a problem similar to a homework problem. I know i need to factor the left side of the problem. here is what I have so far.. x^2-2x+1=7 x^2-2x+1-7=7-7 x^2-2x-6=0 here is where I run into an issue, I can not seem to ...
October 3, 2007 by Becca

simple interest
What is the amount after 1 year on $315 invested at 7%, if interest is simple interest? Multiply $315 by .07 to find the interest earned. Add this figure to $315 to find the total at the end of one year. this doesnt help me!i need to know this and they gave me is to solve a ...
March 28, 2007 by victoire

Algebra
How do I read the equation (function) y=-0.03x^2+0.14x+1.43? Do I have to complete the square to find the vertex, max., min., etc.? This function is part of a word problem that I am trying to do. I would appreciate any help.
March 25, 2011 by joanieday

7th grade-Algebra Worth Problem
Please show equation and solve for the following 1. Lyn's age is 8 years less than 15 times the age of her niece Elizabeth. If the sum of their ages is 24, what is Elizabeth's age ( Let e= Elizabeth's age) 2. Bob is renting a canoe for $20, plus $9.75 per day. How mant days ...
September 23, 2009 by DMAR

math
Incidence rate: Women 125 per 100,000 Men 1.2 per 100,000 This statistic says that for every 100,000 women in the U.S., 125 developed breast cancer. For every 100,000 men, fewer than two developed breast cancer. From these numbers, we can see that breast cancer is about 100 ...
January 8, 2012 by Kim

Algebra Word Problem
A rectangle's length is 8 cm more than three times it's width. If the perimeter is 128 cm, find the length and width. What is the equation for this?
November 5, 2007 by Matthew

Algebra
I have never had algebra and cannot figure out how to work through the problem below [(x + 1) - (2x + 1)]1/2 + 2|x| - 6 = 0 Can you show me the steps for solving the problem?
April 13, 2011 by Coni

matn
need help with word problem? half add it Find a number such that when added to numerator and denominator of 2/11 yields a fraction equivalent to 1/2? thanks for any help (x+2)/(x+11) = 1/2 x is the number you want. Now do the algebra. I will be happy to check your work. thank you
March 8, 2007 by vince

College Algebra Word Problem
I have been racking my head with this one and dont know how to approach it. The question is: A bank loaned out $64,000, part of it at the rate of 13% per year and the rest at a rate of 5% per year. If the interest recieved was $6000, how much was loaned at 13%. I know the ...
September 23, 2008 by Marlon

math
write a word problem for 1/2 - 2/3 = and write a word problem for 5/12 - 1/3 =
August 28, 2009 by Nat

Algebra
Word problem: The sum of two numbers is 26.4. One number is five times the other number. Find the numbers. It's probably: x+y=26.4 x=5y But, I could be wrong and I don't know where to go from there.
September 13, 2012 by Amy

algebra d=rt word problem
A car travels from one town to another at a speed of 32 mph. If it had gone 4 mph faster, it could have made the trip in 1/2 hour less time. How far apart are the towns.
February 26, 2009 by mark

algebra 1 :(
The height of a triangle is 8m less than the base. the area is 10m^2. Find the height and base. I really need help on just turning this word problem into an equation!
December 11, 2007 by nicole

algebra interest word problem
Steve Marino borrowed $500 from his credit union for 2 years. The simple that he paid was $52.90. What simple interest rate was Jeff charged?
March 9, 2009 by Jordan

Algebra Binomial Theorem
Hi, can somebody help me with this math problem I am stuck on? How do I use binomial theorem to expand(2x 5y)^3. I need to show my word so any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
April 5, 2013 by Dakota

math
Create your own word problem that uses a system of equations to solve. Your problem must include the following words: beach,hammock,dance,and troll.
February 24, 2011 by Nick

algebra.math
Can someone help me with this word problem. How far up a wall will an 11m ladder reach, if the foot of the ladder must be 4m from the base of the wall? Round your answer to the nearest tenth.
November 1, 2007 by kim

ALgebra word problem
monthly credit card interest is charged at a rate of 1.5%. after one month, total purchases plus interest equal $46.69. how much were the purchases?
November 6, 2010 by mike

Math word problem(algebra)
Carol is y years old&her daughter is 25 years younger.Find Carol's present age if the sum of their ages in 6years' time is 75years
October 5, 2011 by kimi

Ms Sue help word problem
In last Saturdays parade Tom counted a total of 76 bicycles and tricycles, for a total of 227 wheels. How many tricycles were in the parade? word problem - Marko, Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 10:31pm i go 75 tricyles x 3 = 225 wheels 1 bike x 2 = 2 2wheels total of 227 ...
September 29, 2011 by Marko

Math
Need some help on a word problem. It has a storage chest. The dimensions for the top of the chest are 28 in wide, 46 in long, and 1 in high. The bottom of the chest is 28 in wide, 46 in long, and 17 in high. The word problem is Cynthia packs the chest with sweater bags that ...
February 28, 2012 by Brandi

science
What is an acrostic poem for the word mesozoic? (must represent the word as you go as in the word relating to that word(: PLEASE RESPOND ASAP!!!!!!!!
January 9, 2013 by Laycee Montgomery

Algebra
Can someone help me figure out what formula I am to use for this word problem? I am having a hard time. If the sides of a square are lengthened by 7cm the area of the square becomes 121cm^2. What is the length of a side of the orgional square?
October 16, 2008 by Laura

Math
How do you create a word problem using unit rate? Please check the explanation at this site -- http://www.321know.com/rat-unit-rate.htm One of the most common word problems might be -- George averages 60 miles per hour when driving on a highway. How far will he go in three ...
January 16, 2007 by Tom

algeBRA WORD PROBLEM
six familys split the cost of a family reunion. each family also spends $65 for a hotel room. Each familys share of the cost of the party plus the cost of the hotel room totlas $160. write and solve and equation to find the cost of the reunion. i dont know how to do this ...
October 20, 2011 by marko

prefixes,suffixes,roots
do i type in the root word for example [agr] in the search bar and then the word that start with the 3 same letters in the word is the word i use to look up
October 2, 2008 by Niqua

Math Word Problem
Please help with this math word problem: Jamal has a 5X7 picture that he took on his summer vaction and he wants to use a photo copier to enlarge it to an 8X10 picture. To enlarge Jamal has to specify a percent between 50% and 200% on the copier. Explain 2 different ways Jamal...
August 28, 2012 by Please Please Help

college algebra word problem
Wayne can do a job in 6 hours, while Susan can do the same job in 7 hours. How long would it take them to do the job if the worked together? Thank you!!
October 20, 2008 by jenny

ALgebra word problem
susan can paint a chair in 3 hours. jerry can paint in the same size 2.5 hours. working together, how long will it take to paint 10 chairs?
January 3, 2011 by cr7

Math / Algebra Word Problem
The Parkhursts used 160 yd of fencing to enclose a rectangular corral and to divide it into two parts by a fence parrallel to one of the shorter sides. Find the dimensions of the corral if its area is 1000 yd^2 Thank you!
December 6, 2007 by Ray

Algebra Word Problem
A number of men subscribed a certain amount to make up a deficit of $100 but 5 men failed to pay and thus increased the share of the others by $1 each. Find the amount that each man paid.
April 11, 2014 by Summer

Statistics
A typist at a constant speed of 65 words per minute makes a mistake in any particular word with probability 0.06, independently from word to word. Each incorrect word must be corrected, a task which takes 14 seconds per word. Find the mean of the time (in seconds, round-off to...
February 28, 2011 by Jon

Statistics
A typist at a constant speed of 65 words per minute makes a mistake in any particular word with probability 0.06, independently from word to word. Each incorrect word must be corrected, a task which takes 14 seconds per word. Find the mean of the time (in seconds, round-off to...
February 28, 2011 by Jon

Statistics
A typist at a constant speed of 65 words per minute makes a mistake in any particular word with probability 0.06, independently from word to word. Each incorrect word must be corrected, a task which takes 14 seconds per word. Find the mean of the time (in seconds, round-off to...
February 28, 2011 by Jon

Statistics
A typist at a constant speed of 65 words per minute makes a mistake in any particular word with probability 0.06, independently from word to word. Each incorrect word must be corrected, a task which takes 14 seconds per word. Find the mean of the time (in seconds, round-off to...
March 1, 2011 by Jon

Intermediate Algebra Word Problem
A map's key indicates that 3/4 of an inch represents 60 miles. How many miles does 2 1/4 inches represent? in/mi 3/4 / 60 = 2 1/4 / x 3/4x = 60(2 1/4) .75x = 60 (2.25) .75x/.75x = 135/.75 x = 18mi. Is this correct?
February 12, 2009 by Jennifer

Algebra Vocab.
I need help with finding the term tesselation. I looked everywhere. i need help with tesselation and ratio If you will look up the right word you will find it. The word is spelled tessellation. Go to www.google.com, type in the word (even just close to the spelling) and it ...
October 15, 2006 by Austin

math word problem
I have no clue as to how to tackle this problem. Two standard six-sided dice are rolled. The product of their outcomes is computed. Which of the following numbers is most likely to occur? 4 6 7 8
May 25, 2010 by M.A.

chemistry
I need to convert a word problem that I was given into a balanced chemical equation and cannot figure out how i was type it. The problem is: Nitrogen and hydrogen gases react at extreme temperatures and pressures. Any help?
January 8, 2012 by Zoe

math
write a word problem involving the number of pages in a book. then write the numerical expression that you would need to use to solve your problem.
January 26, 2009 by michelle

ALG2! WORD PROBLEM!
define a variable and write an inequality for each problem.then solve one half of a number is more than 6 less than the same number.
October 4, 2012 by tyneisha

algebra
i have a homework problem that i dont know how to do it the question to the problem says: Find the value of expression.identify the property used in each step and the problem is:7(10-1x3)
October 14, 2010 by alejandra

Math
Write a word problem using 9 and 10 as factors. Write an equation to solve the problem
September 15, 2014 by Bryce

Algebra
My second question is in section 5.4, problem 39. x+4/x-2 < or = 1; Since the inequality in not , should the answer to this problem in the back of the book be: {x|x< or = 2}, or in interval notation: (-infinity, 2)? Please explain this problem. Thanks.
January 11, 2013 by Mike P

Algebra 2
I need help setting up an equation for the following word problem: Two buses leave Dallas at the same time and travelin opposite directions. One bus averages 56 mi/h and the other bus averages 52 mi/h. When will they be 363 mi apart?
September 2, 2011 by Mary

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