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need help with math word problem

A group of friends are enjoying the hot weather by spending some time at the beach. Some of the friends are in the water swimming, and the rest are lounging on the sand. One of the friends in the... more


math question that i dont understand

The length of the longer leg of a right triangle is 5 feet less than 3 times the length of the shorter leg.  The length of the hypotenuse is 13 feet less than 6 times the length of the shorter... more


When does thousand turn into thousands?

My boyfriend and I are arguing whether *thousands of miles* means 1000+ or 2000+ miles. The first argument is that 1000+ is over 1000 and therefore 'thousands of miles' by rounding up. The other... more


Is 20 dollars here a direct object or a predicate complement? 'This book cost me 20 dollars.'?

In this sentence:> This book cost me 20 dollars.Is *20 dollars* a direct object or a predicative complement?


How should I read these numerical phrases?

How should I read these sentences that contain numerical (?) phrases?>**A: "I have gone there 3-4 times.**"1- I have gone there three, four times.2- I have gone there three to four times.3- I... more


How many 3-digit numbers can you make with 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5?

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The shortest path between two integers by adding or subtracting?

You are given two integers a and b. You want to find the shortest sequence of operations necessary to transform a into b, where at each step you are allowed to add or subtract 5, 7, or 12. For... more


Write a numerical expression to match the word expression.

Three less than one-third of the product of nine fourths and twelve


In written English, do you write fractional inequality with a percent-plus or a plus-percent?

In written English, which of the following is the correct way to convey _I have a greater than or equal to ninety percent success rate according to all measures_? >1. I have 90%+ success rate... more


“einen Tag alt” – Why is it “einen” not “ein”?

I’m studying numbers and age expressions, and here is the sentence I don’t understand: > Dieses Baby ist einen Tag alt. I thought *ein Tag* is right but it wasn’t. Why? I assumed that... more


creating random numbers that favor smaller numbers?

say i generated a set of random numbers and put them into an array, (pre-sorted for simplicity) i'll use javascript to show the math: var vals = new... more


How are numerals written in Arabic?

How are multi-digit numbers written in Arabic?For example, if someone wanted to write 123, would they write "321" from the right or in some other way?


In the number 53.436, how many times is the place value of the digit 3 to the right of the digit 4 to that of the digit 3 to the left of the digit 4?

In the number 53.436, how many times is the place value of the digit 3 to the right of the digit 4 to that of the digit 3 to the left of the digit 4?


American vs. British English: meaning of "One hundred and fifty"?

I've noticed that Americans do not say "and" when speaking numbers: for example, 150 would be pronounced "one hundred fifty". I and most other British-English speakers would pronounce it "one... more


Is there a standard for speaking "1500" as "one thousand five hundred" versus "fifteen hundred"?

I was asked by a French colleague, and had no clear answer, whether it's more correct to say "One thousand five hundred" or "fifteen hundred" when speaking the number 1500. Putting aside how we say... more


How to label a digit according to its position in a number?

Let's say there is some number like 12345. In Konglish (Korean English), I can label 3 as the *hundred's position number* and 5 as the *one's position number*. I don't think this is correct... more


How to read Figure xx.x or Section xx.x?

I wonder that whether there is a special reading way pertaining to American or British. For example, > Figure 12.3 shows a paused video touched on in Section 2.10 with the > width, height,... more


How would you say "0.4 - 1g?"?

Assuming I don't want to say "zero point four grams to one gram," would it be: "zero point four to one gram" or "zero point four to one gram**s**" or neither? I'm leaning towards the second... more


6 digit number that adds to 23

Find a six-digit number (ABCDEF) in which the second digit is double the first, the third digit is one less than the fourth, the fifth digit is one less than the second digit, the last digit is two... more


Why do English writers avoid explicit numerals?

> The junction has a stop sign on each of the four entrances. > The junction has a stop sign on each of the 4 entrances.The first is preferred, for some reason, by many English texts. Why? I... more


Standard format for phone numbers?

I've recently noticed a wider variety in how phone numbers are presented, both in print and online, specifically with regard to spacing & punctuation.Examples: +1 (555) 123 4567 +1 (555)... more


Is an apostrophe with a decade (e.g. 1920’s) generally considered “incorrect”?

I typically don’t use an apostrophe with plurals in any situation, but I always assumed that the use of an apostrophe in constructions like acronyms:> Forty BA’s were given out to students this... more


Range of numbers?

How would one express a range of numbers regarding an action? Example: I usually study anywhere between 2 to 4 hours a day. Would the からーまで grammar structure be appropriate... more
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