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Story Problems

03/06/16

#### Story problem help

A private airplane leaves Midway Airport and flies due east at a speed of 180 kph. Two hours later, a jet leaves Midway and flies due east at a speed of 900 kph. how far from the airport will the...
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Story Problems

02/28/16

#### twenty-seven less than some number is five more than nine times the number

I need help doing story problems on a beginning algebra worksheet. Anyone help?

02/23/16

#### Temperature at 10 was 37. Dropped 2 every hour until 4:00. Rose 4 every hour after.

The temperature at 10:00 PM was 37 degrees Fahrenheit. If it dropped 2 degrees every hour until 4:00 AM and then rose 4 degrees each hour after that, what was the temperature at noon the next day?

Story Problems

02/14/16

#### Story Problem

A manufacturer of tools selling rechargeable drills to a chain of home improvement stores charges $4 more per drill than its manufacturing cost, m. The chain then sells each drill for 170% of the...
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Story Problems

02/12/16

#### Evan and Dayna are picking out the wood they need to build a playhouse. They need 24 feet of board. The lumber store sells boards in three lengths: 4 feet, 6 fe

Question continued: The lumber store sells boards in three lengths: 4 feet, 6 feet, and 12 feet. In how many different ways could they buy 24 feet of board?

02/10/16

#### Urgent story problem w/ algebra?!

Scientists combined 5 milliliters of a substance containing 2% sandalwood with another substance containing 6% sandalwood to get a substance that contained 5% sandalwood. How many milliliters of...
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02/03/16

#### Word problem question about investments

I've been having trouble with this word problem and wondered if anyone could shed some light. If you could explain how it's done, that'd be great! Thanks!
A mother wants to invest $15,000.00...
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Story Problems

01/18/16

#### If I save $10 a week and double the amount each month. how much will I save the fourth month?

I'm saving for a vacation. I'm saving $19 per week the first month. I will double that amount each month. How much will I be saving in the fourth month?

Story Problems Alegbra

01/05/16

#### How would I write 1/2(x-3)=1/4(x+2) in a story problem

so lost right now need help asap

Story Problems

12/31/15

#### Food for thought: Need help with this story problem

Matt bought 2 cantaloupes and 8 pears at the local supermarket for a total of $38.20.
Alberta bought 10 cantaloupes and 8 pears at the same store for a total of $50.20.
If this is the case, how...
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Story Problems

12/31/15

#### A hardware store clerk mixed nuts worth $0.60 per kilogram with bolts worth $0.66 per kilogram.

If she made 138 kilograms of a mixture worth $0.65 per kilogram, how many kilograms of nuts are in the mixture?

Story Problems

12/31/15

#### A grocer mixed gumdrops worth $0.60 per pound with chocolate worth $0.52 per pound.

If she made 60 pounds of a mixture worth $0.54 per pound, how many pounds of chocolates are in the mixture?

Story Problems

12/18/15

#### paint cost $19-per-gallon is to be mixed with 5 gallons of a $3-per-gallon thinner

paint cost $19-per-gallon is to be mixed with 5 gallons of a $3-per-gallon thinner to make a paint that can be solde for $14-per-gallon. how much of the cheaper paint will be produced?

Story Problems

12/18/15

#### an employee worked 54 hours last week. if he gets paid time and a half for any hours over 40 and his pay check was 594.75 what is his hourly rate?

an employee worked 54 hours last week. if he gets paid time and a half for any hours over 40 and his pay check was 594.75 what is his hourly rate?

Story Problems

12/18/15

#### justin is 4 years older than logan. in nine years the sum of there ages will be 60. how old is each man now?

justin is 4 years older than logan. in nine years the sum of there ages will be 60. how old is each man now?

12/17/15

#### For each of the following vectors, find a value for x for which the vector is a probability vector.

(1)[0.1, 0.2, 0.2, x, 0.3] x=
(2)[x, 0.4, 0, x, 0.4] x=
(3)[x, 0, 2x, 0.2, x] x=
(4)[2x, 2x, 4x, 3x, 3x] x=

12/17/15

#### Find a transition Matrix

If the student attends class on a certain Friday, then he is five times as likely to be absent the next Friday as to attend. If the student is absent on a certain Friday, then he is twice as likely...
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12/15/15

#### Find the equation of this line in slope intercept form.

Assume that the line passes through the point (−2,−1) and is parallel to the line through the points ( −2,−2) and (0,6).Find the equation of this line in slope intercept form.
y=

12/15/15

#### If the animal is initially in the woods, what is the probability that it is in the meadow on the next three observations?

If the animal is in the woods on one observation, then it is three times as likely to be in the woods as the meadows on the next observation. If the animal is in the meadows on one observation,...
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#### Find the production schedule that satisfies an external demand for 43 units of coal, 26 units of lumber, and 17 units of steel.

Assume that producing 1 unit of coal requires 0.4 units of coal, 0.1 units of lumber, and 0.2 units of steel; that producing 1 unit of lumber requires 0 units of coal, 0.7 units of lumber, and 0.2...
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Story Problems

12/15/15

#### How many miles does Mr. Battle drive?

mr. battle drives 9 miles to work every day. he works 5 days a week. how many miles does he travel to and from work over 52 weeks?

11/30/15

#### Probability and Markov Processes? Free Throws. Please Help.

If she made the last free throw, then her probability of making the next one is 0.9. On the other hand, If she missed the last free throw, then her probability of making the next one is 0.2. Assume...
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11/18/15

#### markov chains

(i) If volume is high this week, then next week it will be high with a probability of 0.9 and low with a probability of 0.1. (ii) If volume is low this week then it will be high next week with a...
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11/18/15

#### markov chains

If the animal is in the woods on one observation, then it is three times as likely to be in the woods as the meadows on the next observation. If the animal is in the meadows on one observation,...
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#### Find the tension in each cable necessary to keep the block from moving (either sideways or downward)

A 900-lb block is being suspended and held stationary by two steel cables as shown. The first cable (to the left of the block) makes a 70 degree angle with the horizontal, while the second cable...
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