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Piece of cake!  Remember that 30% off is seventy percent OF.  So, in other words, seventy percent of some number, the original number which you are looking for, is 12,593.  Now, let's convert the percent to a decimal and get:   0.7(x) = 12,593   Now, using...

630%.  Remember, to put it in percent notation, you multiply by 100.  Or, move the decimal two spaces to the left.  Kudos!

Hello Lord, Well the first thing I'll factor out is 2.  Now it's 2(X2 + 2x - 120) Now I'm looking for two numbers that have a product of 120 and a DIFFERENCE of 2.  I say difference because remember, these two numbers are going to have to multiply to -120. ...

Hey there.  Since you are squaring it, you multiply it by itself.  Thus it's: (2x + 4)(2x + 4) You need to FOIL it.  You know, First, Outside, Inside, Last: 4x2 + 8x + 8x + 16. Then combine like terms: 4x2 + 16x + 16. Shake a leg...

Roman's answer is correct.  Assuming of course that (X - 6)(X + 3) = Y

Well that depends.  If you're rounding to the nearest ten, it would be ten:  (995 - 1004).  If you were rounding to the nearest hundred, there would be a hundred, to the nearest 1000 there would be a thousand.

Jimmy, Piece of cake!  First of all, divide each side of the equation by the common denominator of 2.  It makes it easier.  Now you have:  X2 -4x = 12.  Now you'll either factor it or use the quadratic formula.  Either way, you need to set it to zero.  So...

Jimmy, The number of answers in infinite, as the value of X will depend on Y.  As an example, let's say Y were equal to 7 (just because).  If Y were equal to 7, I would therefore have: 7 = 4x2 + 6x - 2.  Now remember, the quadratic formula only works if the equation...

WAIT!!!  Tamara and Venkata are wrong.  Remember, division does not come before multiplication.  They are done at the same time.  The way you decide which to do first is by going from left to right.  If you have an equation written like this:  [75รท5(4-1)]x9 Then...

So this is saying A to the X plus B to the y equals C to the z.  A, B, C, x, y, and z are all positive integers and and the latter three are all greater than 2.  Am I missing something here?  There's an endless number of answers.  Here's one, and it's a simple one:  Say...

Hold it, hold it.  All they asked is how wide each picture can be to fit three across the page.  So let's give them exactly what they're asking.  The page is 8.5 inches wide, with 0.5 inch left margin.  That leaves 8 inches.  There is a 0.5-inch space between the three...

I love this problem because I've been to both of those countries.  Now, I'm going to write that 60G + 90N = 180 In the previous equation, the G stands for the price of Guatemalan coffee, per pound.  N, of course, is the same thing for Nicaraguan coffee.  Now I can use...

Okay, I'll answer this in parts. A.  C + 2S > 200 This is assuming that c is the number of candles that are sold at the fundraiser.  Remember, the profit on C and S is a dollar and two dollars, respectively.  Think about it;  1.75 - .75 and 3.25 - 1.25.  Since...

Here's what you do.  They say the AREA is 3 times the square root of 2 + 5.  I am assuming by 2 + 5 you mean 7.  If the number 5 is NOT in the radical, then this whole thing would be 5 + 3sqrt(2) but I interpreted that as 3(sqrt(7)). Now knowing that the area of this...

Dear Louis, You can figure out the precise distance between these two points by using what you know about right triangles:  that the sum of the squares of the legs equals the square of the hypotenuse. Here's how.  First, plot both of these points (-2, 5) and (12, -1) on a piece...

Okay, here's how you figure this out:  you use what they call systems of equations.  We know that the the number of children plus the number of adults is 285.  After all, EVERYBODY is either an adult or a child.  We also know that 2 times the number of children plus 6.8 times...