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# How high is the wall? (answer)

Let h be the height of the wall in feet and x the length of the ladder, also in feet. First we have: x = h + 2. When the top of the ladder is placed against the top of the wall a right triangle forms, with x the hypotenuse and h the vertical leg. Now the distance from the base of the...

# How do you do y^2+3y+2=0? (answer)

If you know how to factor it, you're more than half way there. y2 + 3y + 2 can be factored as (y+2)(y+1) so the equation becomes: (y+2)(y+1) = 0 Now you have a product of two real numbers equal to zero. This happens if and only if one of the factors is zero, that is: (y+2) =  0 or...

# how do you solve (4y^3)^2 (answer)

For the first step we use (ab)n = anbn. For the second step we use (an)m = anm. (4y3)2 = 42(y3)2 = 16y6.

# Type the ordered pair that is the solution to these equations.3x - 2y = 82x + 5y = -1 (answer)

3x - 2y = -1 82x + 5y = -1 To eliminate the y variable, we can multiply the first equation by (5/2), obtaining the system: (15/2) x - 5y = -5/2 82x + 5y = -1 Adding the two equations: [(15/2)+82] x = -5/2 - 1 = -7/2 Multiplying this equation by 2: (15 + 164) x = -7 179x...

# sinh2 x = (-1+cosh 2x)/2 (answer)

To prove an identity like this, it's convenient to work both sides and arrive at the same answer. First the left hand side, using the definition of sinh: sinh2x = ((ex - e-x)/2)2 = (ex - e-x)2/4 = ((ex)2 - 2exe-x + (e-x)2)/4 = (e2x + e-2x - 2)/4 Now for the right hand side: (-1...

# solve this equation (x+4)^2=-13 (answer)

There's no real number x that satisfies that equation. The square of a real number is always a non-negative number, so (x+4)2 must be positive or zero, it cannot be a negative number like -13. Hope this helps!

x2 + y2 + 2x - 8y + 1 = 0 We have to complete the squares. Rewrite the equation: x2 + 2x         + y2 - 8y         + 1 = 0 for the x part we have to add 1 to both sides of the equation and for the y part we have to add 16 to both sides: x2 + 2x + 1 + y2 - 8y + 16 + 1 = + 1 + 16 x2...

# Geometry problem involving triangles (answer)

When the pole cracked, a right triangle formed as follows: one side is the part of the pole that stands straight (call it a), the hypotenuse (call it h) is the part that fell, the upper part, and the other side is the ground from the pole to where the broken part hit (call it b = 10 meters). Now...

# condense the expression. ln 4xy^2 - 2 ln x^2 y (answer)

To condense is the opposite of to expand. Here you use properties of logarithms. ln(4xy2) - 2ln(x2y) = ln(4xy2) - ln( (x2y)2 ) = ln(4xy2) - ln(x4y2 ) = = ln[(4xy2)/(x4y2)] = ln(4/x3) That's it! Make sure you know which property was used at each step... Hope it helps!...

Define T: quarts of the 32% solution and S: quarts of the 78% solution, to be used. Since the total is 24 quarts, we have T + S = 24. The content of alcohol in the mix will be: 0.32 T + 0.78 S, and it should yield 50% of the 24 quarts, i.e. 12 quarts, so 0.32 T + 0.78 S = 12  Now...