Mr. Alexander
Popular questions and responses by Mr. Alexander
Algebra
Find the largest threedigit number that can be written in the form 3^m + 2^n, where m and n are positive integers.
asked on July 18, 2015 
Number Theory
Express $3.\overline{4}_{13}$ as a base 10 fraction in reduced form.
asked on March 9, 2016 
Algebra
Suppose $A$ and $B$ are digits for which the product of the twodigit numbers $\underline{2A}$ and $\underline{AB}$ is 1971. Find the sum of $A$ and $B$. Note: This is LaTeX, so if you need to render it, then go ahead
asked on August 24, 2015 
Algebra
The Master Chief collects spiders and starfish. If his spiders have 8 legs and his starfish have 5 legs, how many starfish must he have given that his spider/starfish collection totals 19 creatures and 116 legs?
asked on August 26, 2015 
Number Theory
What is $1000000_{16}  8D6A7B_{16}$ in base 16? (You do not need to include the subscript 16 in your answer.)
asked on March 9, 2016 
Algebra
Whenever Deven and Laura owe each other money, they "pay" each other using stickers. They've agreed that a Harry Potter sticker is worth 49 dollars and a Twilight sticker is worth 35 dollars. They can even use stickers as "change" if one person overpays
asked on August 26, 2015 
Counting and Probability
Suppose I have a bag with 10 slips of paper in it. Eight of these have a 2 on them and the other two have a 4 on them. How many 4's do I have to add before the expected value is at least 3.5?
asked on January 5, 2016 
Number Theory
Find a base 7 threedigit number which has its digits reversed when expressed in base 9. (You do not need to indicate the base with a subscript for this answer.)
asked on March 9, 2016 
Counting and Probability
(a) A cube is painted red on all six sides, then cut into 125 smaller congruent cubes. How many of the small cubes are painted red on exactly one side? (b) A cube is painted red on all six sides, then cut into 125 smaller congruent cubes. How many of the
asked on November 16, 2015 
Algebra (Percentages)
Annie loves giving away puppies. When her friend Bobby walks by, she instantly gives him 50% of her puppy stash. Bobby, stunned with this shower of puppies, gives back 20% of his total. Annie counters by giving Bobby 50% of her new puppy total. Bobby
asked on August 26, 2015 
Counting and Probability
What is the difference between the sum of the first 400 even counting numbers and the sum of the first 400 odd counting numbers?
asked on August 26, 2015 
Algebra
Whenever Deven and Laura owe each other money, they "pay" each other using stickers. They've agreed that a Harry Potter sticker is worth 49 dollars and a Twilight sticker is worth 35 dollars. They can even use stickers as "change" if one person overpays
asked on August 24, 2015 
Counting and Probability
How many 3digit numbers have the units digit larger than the tens digit?
asked on August 12, 2015 
Counting and Probability
Suppose we have a bag with 10 slips of paper in it. Eight of these have a 2 on them and the other two have a 4 on them. What is the expected value of the number shown if we add two additional 4's (instead of just one) to the bag?
asked on January 5, 2016 
Counting and Probability
One member of the debate team is going to be chosen President. Each member is equally likely to be chosen. The probability that a boy is chosen is 2/3 the probability that a girl is chosen. Girls make up what fraction of the debate team?
asked on November 16, 2015 
Counting Numbers
A prime number less than 100 is selected randomly. What is the probability that its square has units digit 7?
asked on September 4, 2015 
Algebra
Agents J and K work in a long hallway with 4000 equallyspaced, consecutive offices. The agents decide to walk toward each other so they can meet and have lunch together. Agent J has recently been relocated from office 2013 to office 1. His former office
asked on August 26, 2015 
Algebra
Tom took five math tests and got an integer score on each of them. He never scored higher than 90, and his lowest score was the fourth test. If his average score, rounded to the nearest integer, was 82, what is the lowest possible score he could have
asked on July 18, 2015 
Counting and Probability
Hi! I need urgent help for these questions here. They have a deadline for today and I have no idea how to solve them (a). Suppose we have a bag with 10 slips of paper in it. Eight of these have a 2 on them and the other two have a 4 on them. What is the
asked on December 16, 2015 
Counting and Probability
(a) A cube is painted red on all six sides, then cut into 125 smaller congruent cubes. How many of the small cubes are painted red on exactly one side? (b) A cube is painted red on all six sides, then cut into 125 smaller congruent cubes. How many of the
asked on November 18, 2015 
Counting and Probability
The fifth term of an arithmetic sequence is 9 and the 32nd term is 84. What is the 23rd term?
asked on August 26, 2015 
Algebra
A wooden plank is 5 feet long and 1 1/2 inches thick. To make the plank 1 1/8 inches thick, a carpenter removes the same thickness of wood from the top and bottom of the plank. How many inches does the carpenter remove from the top of the plank? Express
asked on August 26, 2015 
Algebra
Find the largest threedigit number that can be written in the form $3^m + 2^n$, where $m$ and $n$ are positive integers.
asked on August 24, 2015 
Geometry
One leg of a right triangle has a length of 15 m. The other sides have lengths that are consecutive integers. Find the number of meters in the perimeter.
asked on August 24, 2015

Algebra
Cause I tried entering the problem, it was wrong :(
posted on July 18, 2015 
Algebra
I do not know very well. Help me~
posted on July 18, 2015 
Algebra
try again please
posted on July 18, 2015 
Algebra
that was not quite right
posted on July 18, 2015