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More on millions and billions 2010-03-11
From julio:
shouldn't the thousands of millions, tens of thousands of millions, and hundreds of thousands of millions be called what they are? technically they are not billions because billions come after 999,999,999,999 . It would sound better to call the numbers by their real name when economists talk about the national deficit besides mathematics is a very precise science that doesn't admit mistakes. Or am I wrong? I know that in other countries is expressed different than here. I have this question to different people and nobody has a "logical" explanation to it. " that's the way is here in the US" does not explain any thing
Answered by Penny Nom.
Foiled by foil 2009-07-20
From RAY:
how u do the foil ?

the question (x+4)(x+5)

Answered by Robert Dawson.
16 golfers 2009-03-18
From Bill:
We have 16 golfers. We golf for 5 days, in foursomes. It should work out that each player plays with each other player 1 time exactly.
I just can't figure it out.

Thank you in advance!

Bill

Answered by Claude Tardif and Victoria West.
A barrel on its side 2008-11-13
From Dave:
Question from Dave:

How many gallons are left in a 36x60 in. barrel (laying on its side) and has 16 in. of gasoline left. I have attached a diagram.

Answered by Harley Weston.
Calculating the area (acreage) of a four sided lot 2007-07-18
From A property owner:
I have a real estate property and the lot size is something I need to find out. I know the lengths of the four sides, but it isn't a rectangle, it is an odd shape. How do I find the acreage?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Lot size / acreage (more than three sides) 2007-05-11
From Martha:
What is the lot size of the following dimensions equivalent to acre. 141.85 x 52.55 x 217.63 x 38.89 x 68.08
Answered by Penny Nom and Stephen La Rocque.
Finding the area of a regular polygon 2007-05-04
From Dana:
We are trying to figure the square footage of a tetradecagon....sort of a round house with 14 sides that are 8 ft' in length. It has a height of 9 ft. How do we figure the square footage of this?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Calculating volume of concrete, dirt, sand, anything. 2006-11-17
From Debbie:
[This article contains a special calculator to help you find the volume (for example, the cubic yards) of material required to fill (or empty) a space if you know the length, width and depth.]
We are wanting to pour a 24'x30' slab that is 5" deep. How many cubic yards of cement do we need?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Billions and more! and even more! 2004-03-01
From Steph:
What comes after undecillion?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Billions and more! 1997-09-15
From Mahabir B. Gupta:
I would like to know how you americans write the number 1 billion.

Do you say "One thousand million"..can you answer by giving me examples?

1,000,000----> 1 million
1,000,000,000---->1 billion

Why is it that in spanish it is different?
Answered by Penny Nom.

Why is lbs the abbreviation for pounds? 1996-10-03
From Nancy Mutdosch:
What does lbs stand for? Why is it the abbreviation for pounds?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Revolutions per minute 2014-10-24
From Edward:
Hello; I have a 28.2 inch diameter tire; do not worry about engine RPM or gear ratios, please tell me what the RPM of that tire is at 8 MPH and 64 MPH. Thank you.

Sincerely; Edward

Answered by Penny Nom.
A 10-foot piece of PVC pipe 2014-10-21
From David:
A plumber has a 10-foot piece of PVC pipe. How many 9/5-foot pieces can be cut from the 10-foot piece ?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Three consecutive odd integers 2014-10-17
From Maddy:
3 times the largest of three consecutive odd integers is 13 more than the sum of the other two. What are the integers?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Water in a spherical container 2014-10-17
From Natalie:
A spherical container with radius 10cm being filled with water such that the water level, h cm, in the container increase at a rate of 0.5 cm s^(-1). Show that the area of the horizontal surface of water, A cm^(2), in the container is given by A = π(20h - h^(2) ).
Answered by Penny Nom.
A poorly worded question 2014-10-14
From Marjorie:
How do I figure out the following? Dylan's dog weights 12 times more than his pet rabbit. The dog and the rabbit weight 104 pounds. How much does Dylan's dog weigh? Would you explain in detail how I would arrive at the answer so I can convey same to my grandson who is in the 5th grade. Thanks.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A linear system 2014-10-14
From pheter:
4/x - 1/y = 3 .... equation (1)
6/x - 2/y = 5 .... equation (2)

Answered by Penny Nom.
A fact family containing 4, 4 and 16 2014-10-14
From Leslie:
I am helping my son and the question is 4,4,16 in fact family what does that mean
Answered by Penny Nom.
How does pir^2 = 1/4pid^2? 2014-10-14
From al:
Hi I cant work out the algebra. How does pir^2 = 1/4pid^2 Thanx
Answered by Penny Nom.
Building an 8 sided box 2014-10-14
From Michael:
I want to build an 8 sided box. The North, East, South, and West sides I want them to be 4 feet in length.
The NE, SE, SW, and NW sides I want to be 2 feet in length. What angles do I need to cut my angles.
Thanks Michael

Answered by Penny Nom.
15 - (5-x)/ x = 30 2014-10-13
From AMANDA:
15 - (5-x)/ x = 30

I thought you had to multiply both sides by x in order to remove the fraction?

15x - 5x - x2 = 30x

then combine 10x - x2 = 30x

-x2 =20x

then take the sqrt of each side...

what am I doing wrong??

Answered by Penny Nom.
Pre algebra 2014-10-12
From mohamed:
i want to know the meaning of pre algebra
Answered by Penny Nom.
A quarter mile row of trees 2014-10-09
From junna:
a farmer would like to plant trees on one side of his lot which is 1/4 of a mile in a length His friend advised him that if he would plant the trees 5 feet farther apart,he would need 44 fewer trees.If the farmer would take the advice, how many trees would he plant?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Why express fractions in lowest terms? 2014-10-09
From John:
I teach in a Faculty of Education. A colleague in the university asked me about fractions and lowest terms. I am quoting the person below, and would appreciate your insights into the question/thought.

"One I'm struggling with is why (for example) 6/18 is not considered as good an answer to a fraction question as 1/3. The traditional response is that 6/18 is not in lowest terms so the question has not been finished until the fraction is reduced, but what actually makes the lowest terms answer the better one? Is it convention? Is there a way to explain why simplest form answers in fractions are right and and anything else is considered incorrect without alluding to some need for this 'good habit' elsewhere in math or science? Is there a real-life reason?" Thank you for any insights and if you have nothing to offer to this query, that is fine too. I appreciate your consideration. John

Answered by Robert Dawson.
One zero to a quadratic expression 2014-10-06
From Kevin:
Find a value of n such that f(x) = 3^x2 + nx + 6 only has one zero, is this the only solution to the question?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A tennis ball in a triangular prism 2014-10-06
From Anna:
Hi, I need to find the the base and the height of a triangular prism, but I only know the diameter of a tennis ball that fits exactly in the triangular container.. The diameter for the ball is 8.50cm. Can you help me find the formula? Thank you!
Answered by Penny Nom.
Trig functions and the unit circle 2014-10-02
From Jake:
I was wondering what conclusions can be drawn about the trigonometric functions and how they work about the circle. Can you also please give me an explanation for it? Thank you.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A lost combination 2014-09-28
From Kim:
I cannot remember my combo to this simple lockbox. It is 3 digits- from 0-9. They can be used more than once . I thought it was 117..but no joy. I am fairly sure it was using those digits 1, and 7. can you give me a list of all possible combinations, using 1s and 7s, for the 3 number code? Thank you and I am in awe of people who have math skills, for I certainly do not.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A rectangle and a triangle 2014-09-27
From rajesh:
The perimeter of a rectangle is equal to the perimeter of a right-angled triangle of height 12 cm if the base of the triangle is equal to the breadth of the rectangle, what is the length of the rectangle?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A wire is bent to form a right triangle 2014-09-25
From Lorena:
A wire 24 dm is bent to form a right triangle. The ratio of the shorter leg to the hypotenuse is 3:5. Find the length of the longer leg?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two equations in x and y 2014-09-25
From seyilogo:
solve y=2x - 3 and (4x - 2y) / x + y = 1 simultaneously
Answered by Harley Weston.
Continuity on a closed interval 2014-09-21
From Pragya:
The trouble I'm having is as follows :
a continuous function is most of the times defined on a closed interval, but how is it possible to define it on a closed interval ,because to be continuous at endpoints of the interval the function's limit must exist at that endpoint,for which it has to be defined in its neighborhood,but we don't know anything about whether the function is always defined in the neighborhood.
Please help...

Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a parcel of land 2014-09-18
From Shirley:
What is the perimeter of a parcel of land that is 564 acres square
Answered by Penny Nom.
Meetings for 77 students 2014-09-18
From Adam:
We have a new group of students starting, and would like to set up a series of small group meetings so each student meets each other, hopefully without meeting the same people twice.

We have 77 students. In theory I would like to have 11 meeting slots, with 10 groups in each slot, with up to 8 students in each group. Is there a way to do this?

I have wondered if it might be easier to do 9 meeting slots, with 9 groups per slot, with 9 students per group. Thanks!

Answered by Victoria West.
Two equations in two variables 2014-09-18
From Susan:
(28x + 36y) - [20000 - .75(28x + 36y) + 60000] = 5000
x + y = 10000
solving two equations involving variables

Answered by Penny Nom.
How much did each dog weigh? 2014-09-16
From Fred:
LJ owned two dogs that weighed a total of 140 pounds. If one dog weighed 10 pounds more than the other, how much did each dog weigh
Answered by Penny Nom.
A tangent to a curve passing through a point not on the graph 2014-09-15
From Aquilah:
For the curve y = x2 + 3x, find the equations of all tangent lines for this graph that also go through the point (3, 14).
Answered by Penny Nom.
A six team track schedule 2014-09-15
From Paul:
I need to make a six (6) team track schedule. It needs to be five (5) triangular (3 team) meets with each team playing each team twice
Answered by Victoria West.
Two chords in a circle 2014-09-13
From Carlos:
Find the length of the radius of a circle in which a chord of length 6 units is twice as far from the center as a chord of length 12 units
Answered by Penny Nom.
The average of 9 numbers is 45 2014-09-12
From rizza:
The average of 9 numbers is 45. If 90 and 88 are added to the set of numbers. What will be the resulting average?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The average age of a group of 10 students 2014-09-11
From sujan:
The average age of a group of 10 students was 20. The average age increased by 2 years when two new students joined the group . What is the average age of the two new students who joined the group?
Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom.
The perimeter and diagonal of a rectangle 2014-09-10
From niniha:
the perimeter of a rectangle is 68cm.if the diagonal is 26, find its dimensions
Answered by Penny Nom.
A second grade word problem 2014-09-09
From Beth:
How do I explain to my second grader how to find the answer to the problem:
My tens digit is 8 more than my ones digit. My ones digit can not be zero.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Problem solving 2014-09-08
From hubert:
a car left the house and travelled at an average speed of 60 kph.how many minutes will it take for the car to reach the school which is 8 km away from the house
Answered by Penny Nom.
A secret number 2014-09-08
From jai:
it is smaller than half of 100, it is more than 4 tens and less than 5 tens, the tens digit is two more than the ones digit , together the digits have a sum of 6..... What is my secret number?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The diagonals of a cube 2014-09-04
From Rukshanth:
How many diagonals does a cube have?
Answered by Harley Weston.
The sum of two numbers is 52 2014-09-01
From Blake:
The sum of two numbers is 52 and the difference is 10. What are the numbers? i used to be real good at this stuff?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Interior angles in a parallelogram 2014-08-30
From xavier:
so, one of my math homework questions requires me to know how to find out how to find the interior angles in a parallelogram, the question is, "how many interior angles does a parallelogram have?"
Answered by Penny Nom.
Water usage in Ames 2014-08-29
From Abigail:
The City of Ames water treatment plant treats 7 million gallons of water per day on average to meet water demands. Hypothetically, if water is withdrawn from a groundwater system with an area of 51.6 square miles (approximate area of Ames and surrounding area), what is the depth of water in inches that would have to be added to the groundwater system annually to replace the water that is withdrawn by the city?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Three collinear points 2014-08-28
From jhanavi:
p,q,r are three collinear points.p and q are(3,4) and (7,7) respectively and PR is equal to 10 units.find coordinates of R
Answered by Penny Nom.
Logarithms 2014-08-28
From effaryna:
how logarithms is applied in everyday life?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Using a bucket to fill a tub 2014-08-27
From Charlotte:
A bathtub needs to be filled with water. To fill the tub, a bucket needs to be filled then dumped into the tub. If the bucket is a cylinder with a radius of 6 in. and a height of 12 in, how many buckets will it take to fill the 5 ft x 3 ft x 3 ft tub.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Cutting a round cake so that it doesn't dry out 2014-08-26
From James:
I'm wondering if there's a simple way to calculate the area between two parallel chords of a circle equidistant from its diameter, or if I have the area, to find the distance between the two chords.
Here's my "problem". You may have heard of the way of cutting a round cake so that it doesn't dry out - make two parallel cuts (chords) the length of the cake, take the middle piece, then push the two pieces together.
So I know the area of a 12" cake, and I want say, exactly an eighth of the cake. How wide do I cut the centre piece? Now to get even more difficult, the next day I want another eighth from the centre. How wide do I cut the next pieces, and so on...? Thanks, James

Answered by Harley Weston.
A car passing a bus 2014-08-24
From Athish:
the driver of the car is travelling at 36 km/hr and spots a bus 80 m ahead of him after 1 hr the bus is 120 m behind the car what is the speed of the bus
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a triangle 2014-08-21
From Phyllis:
What is the perimeter of a five acre triangle with one side being 250 feet and the second side would be at a 90 degree angle.
Thank you.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Filling three holes with stones 2014-08-20
From mark:
how many tonnes of hardcore/crushed stone would it take to fill 1 hole 9ft diameter 5ft deep and 2 holes both 3ft diameter and 5ft deep
Answered by Penny Nom.
Revisiting 8 golfers in two foursomes 2014-08-19
From steve:

I noticed you had an answer on how can you put 8 golfers in even foursomes over 7 games so that everyone plays with everyone equally. However the formula showed the following sequence that was used but did not go past the second day. Can you change the 0s and 1s into the numbers 1 to 8 instead. Here is what you have written:
Day 0 : (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1)
Day 1 : (0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1)
Day 2 : (0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1)
Day 3 : (0, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1)
Day 4 : (0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 0, 0)
Day 5 : (0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0)
Day 6 : (0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0)

Thank you so much for your anticipated help.

Steve


Answered by Harley Weston.
A barge of triangular cross section 2014-08-18
From tushar:
a barge of triangular cross section is 20m long 12 m wide and 6m deep.its floats in SW at a draft if 4m find its displacement
Answered by Penny Nom.
4 rounds of golf as three foursomes 2014-08-18
From Christopher:
For our golf trip, we will be playing 4 rounds of golf as three foursomes. We would like to have each person play with everyone at least once. Is this possible?
Answered by Victoria West.
The equation of a circle 2014-08-14
From jennifer:
hi there My name is Jennifer and residing in Denmark. I am a student and I wrote to you because i am having trouble in finding out the equation for the circle using (x-a)^2 + (y-b)^2 =3D r^2.The diameter of this circle is d=3D 44,514 cm. I have attached a drawing of my problem..thanks
Answered by Penny Nom.
Distance, speed and time 2014-08-13
From abdel:
Mac walked to a park from the college at 5 km/h. 10 minutes later, Steve started riding his bike at 15 km/h to the same park to meet Mac. They arrive at the same time at the park. How far is the park from the college?
Answered by Tyler Wood.
Speed, distance, time 2014-08-13
From Aarti:
a theif running at 8 km/hr is chased by a policeman whose speed is 10km/hr.if the thief is 100 m ahead the policeman then what will b time required for the policeman to catch the thief?
Answered by Tyler Wood.
Golf for 10 2014-08-12
From Fred:
We have 10 golfers playing 4 rounds: one 4-some and two 3-somes each round. Can you suggest the best distribution of players?
Answered by Victoria West.
Golf for 15 2014-08-11
From Brian:
I am trying to arrange 5 rounds of golf for 15 golfers. We will play 5 in a group, 3 groups per round, 5 rounds. I would like everyone to play with everyone else. Secondary objective would be for no one to play with anyone else more than 2 times.

Thank you.

Answered by Victoria West.
Multiplication in base five 2014-08-07
From Alise:
Hi Maths Central!

I was wondering if you could help me with multiplying in base 5. I have read a question previously answered by you in regards to this but got fairly confused by it and was hoping you could help me with my question.

My question is: Multiply 1422 base 5 by 21 base 5 keeping these numbers and answer in base 5.

Would you also be able to explain how to get to the answer?

Thanks!

Answered by Penny Nom.
4821x14y is an 8-digit number divisible by 72 2014-08-06
From RAYA:
if 4821x14y is an 8-digit number divisible by 72. How many values can x and y take?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A chord and an arc of a circle 2014-08-06
From Luis:
Hello I am trying to figure out how to get chord lengths of quarter points for a circle. I work with large diameter circles and I need to be able to find chord length from 0 degrees to 90 degrees, 0 degrees to 270 degrees, 270 degrees to 180 degrees and 90 degrees to 180 degrees. Can you please use 100ft. diameter as example and work out the problem. I'm sorry if I use wrong terminology, I'm really bad at math . Thank you in advance for your time and help I really appreciate it.
Answered by Harley Weston.
The area of a quadrilateral 2014-08-06
From Rahul:
find the area of the quadrilateral whose side measure9cm,40cm,28cm,15cm and in which the angle between the first 2 sides is a right angle
Answered by Penny Nom.
The dimensions of a rectangle 2014-08-03
From Jamaica:
if the perimeter of a rectangle is 30m and its area is 56 m2.find its length and width?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A 6 team sports schedule 2014-08-02
From Daniela:
Hello,

My husband and I are volunteering at our church's Jrs camp and we were given the task of making the schedule for sports. There will be 6 teams and a total of 3 games for two days. We would like for every team to play each other but we cannot figure it out. Pls help!

Thanks.

Answered by Victoria West.
A word problem with fractions 2014-08-01
From nathanielcabalan:
The denominator of a fraction is one more than the numerator. If the numerator is increased by three, the resulting fraction is one more than the original fractional. Find the original fraction.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A word problem concerning averages 2014-07-26
From Bernie:
The average weight of a team of children is 50kg, Todd who weighs 56 kg then joins the team. The average weight of the new team is 51. How many children in the original team?
Answered by Penny Nom.
60% as much as $30. 2014-07-18
From Kenneth:
Question from Kenneth:

Hello:

Do you know why some "as...as" phrases indicate multiplication?

For example, ? is 60% as much as $30. This is equivalent to 60% X $30 = $18. How does this make sense?

I saw this example in an old textbook on business mathematics, but the author did not explain why it is equivalent to multiplication.

I thank you for your reply.

Answered by Robert Dawson.
Selecting a meal at a school cafeteria 2014-07-18
From Gil:
A school cafeteria offers 2 main entrees, 3 fruits, 4 vegetables, and 3 drinks. If a plate consists of 1 entree, 2 vegetables, 1 fruit, and 1 drink, how many different plates can a cafeteria manager make? Please explain how you derived at answer. Thank you
Answered by Penny Nom.
Expand and simplify [x-3][x+3] 2014-07-16
From symion:
Expand and simplify [x-3][x+3]
Answered by Penny Nom.
An octagon around a tree 2014-07-16
From floyd:
I want to build an octagon 4 feet from base of tree from 4x4's. What length do I cut my pieces
Answered by Penny Nom.
16 golfers over 15 weeks 2014-07-11
From Steve:
I need a schedule for 16 golfers over 15 weeks, where each golfer is paired with a different golfer each week and plays 4 matches per week against 4 different pairs (each pair does not have to play each week)
Answered by Penny Nom.
A 14 team golf league 2014-07-11
From Pat:
We have a 14 team golf league that plays a 16 week schedule. Playing once per week, I need a schedule where each team plays every other team at least one time.
Answered by Victoria West.
A 5 sided lot 2014-07-10
From mia:
have the feet numbers of three sides, but the forth side is in a "V" so it has two figures. Question: can i add the two figures of the "v" together to get one figure, so then I would have the figures for all four sides.
Answered by Harley Weston.
4/9 of a set of story books cost Rs 630. 2014-07-09
From YASIN:
If 4/9 of a set of story books cost Rs 630. What will the rest of the set cost?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A ladder against a wall 2014-07-09
From thabo:
A ladder 6.5m long,leans against a wall so that the top of the ladder is 4.8m from the ground.what is the angle of elevation of the ladder to the top of the wall
Answered by Penny Nom.
A rotation schedule for 14 teams 2014-07-08
From Daniel:
I am organizing team activities for a summer camp. We have 14 teams and 7 rotations and 7 different games. every team will play a different game each rotation. Where I am having trouble is I would like each team to play a different team each rotation without a repeat. Is that possible? if so what is the formula?
Answered by Victoria West.
14 golfers, 7 men and 7 women 2014-07-06
From John:
I have to schedule 14 golfers, 7 men and 7 women, into 4 teams each day, playing for 3 days. So each player plays with as many different players as possible for 3 games.
Answered by Victoria West.
An antenna is atop a building 2014-07-05
From Andrew:
If an antenna is atop a building 70 feet tall and the antenna has a beamwidth of 30 degrees how far from the building does the beam first touch the ground?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The method of elimination 2014-07-05
From leo:
please explain how can i solve this problem

3x-6y=-38
6x-9y=44

using elimination and simultaneous method thank you :)

Answered by Penny Nom.
Quarters 2014-07-04
From kamal:
how many quarters in the sum of 8 and 12 ?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Sum of 22, product of 125 2014-07-03
From marj:
find two real numbers whose sum is 22 and whose product is 125.
Answered by Paul Betts, Robert Dawson and Penny Nom.
The width of a rectangle 2014-07-02
From john:
if the area of a rectangular field is 90 sq. m and its length its is 19 m find its width
Answered by Penny Nom.
Covering a 12 inch by 12 inch square hole 2014-07-02
From Patricia:
I am putting in a new bathroom fan. I am wondering if a new light with a 15 inch diameter will cover the existing square hole which is 12 by 12 inches? If the existing hole is 11 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches?

Also, if the 15 inch diameter does not cover the 12 by 12 hole, what size diameter would?

Thank you.

Answered by Penny Nom.
A six digit number 2014-06-30
From anupam:
hi,
my daughter asking a solution for the below question, kindly help.

Write the smallest 6 digit number wit digits ( 2,4,3,0,5,7).

plz this is an urgent requirement.

regards,
anupam

Answered by Penny Nom.
Angular speed 2014-06-29
From andrea:
a wheel having a radius of 10cm rotates such that the linear speed at its rim is 30mls. what is the angular speed of the wheel in rpm?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Differentiate ln[x(2x-4)^1/2] 2014-06-28
From Igwe:
If y=In[x(2x-4)^1/2],find dy/dx at x=3
Answered by Penny Nom.
A triangle on the surface of the Earth 2014-06-26
From Christine:
A, B and C are three towns, the bearing of B and C from A being 310 degrees and 220 degrees, and their distances from A are 510km and 700km respectively. Find the bearing of B from C to the nearest minute.
Answered by Robert Dawson.
The largest odd number using the digits 08672 2014-06-24
From audrey:
what is a 5 digit greatest odd number out of this given digits? 08672
Answered by Robert Dawson.
12 golfers 2014-06-23
From Derek:
I have a golf group that is set up as follows.12 players broken into 2 teams of 6.We play as a 4 ball ie 2 from each group.I am looking for a formular to have the 2 players from each group not play with each other again & also both of the 2 in each group not play with others in the other group more than once.I don't believe it is possible,so will accept as little duplication as possible-many thanks-Derek
Answered by Victoria West.
An oval pool 2014-06-21
From steve:
I have a 16' x 28' oval pool that is buried 24" deep inground. The dig site is dug 2' wider all the way around the pool. I need to back fill this area with stone. I want to fill this area with 6 to 8" of stone. How many tons of stone will this take?

Thanks you
Steve

Answered by Penny Nom.
Simultaneous equations 2014-06-20
From rana:
solve the simultaneous equations
a)3x=7y
12y=5x-1

Answered by Penny Nom.
How many kilometers to a longitudinal degree? 2014-06-19
From cherrielyn:
Assuming that earth is a sphere of radius 6380 km, what is the difference in the latitudes of two cities 270 miles apart positioned on the same meridian?

Thank you in advanced po! :)

Answered by Robert Dawson.
A reversed curved on a railroad track 2014-06-19
From cherrielyn:
Assuming that earth is a sphere of radius 6380 km, what is the difference in the latitudes of two cities 270 miles apart positioned on the same meridian?

Thank you in advanced po! :)

Answered by Penny Nom.
Two regression lines 2014-06-14
From catherine:
Given a set of data values ,we can get two regression lines .Explain.
Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom.
A model of the sun and the Earth 2014-06-14
From Lynn:
There is a model of the sun that is 2 1/2 inches in diameter. This is the only clue we have! How far away is the earth from this model?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A small solid silver pyramid 2014-06-13
From Jenesis:
For Awards Night at Baddeck High School, the math club is designing small solid silver pyramids.The base of the pyramids will be a 2 in by 2 in square. The pyramids should not weigh more than 2.5 pounds. One cubic foot of silver weighs 655 pounds. What is the maximum height of the pyramids?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of a circle of circumference 32.69 meters 2014-06-11
From coco:
Find the area of a circle with a circumference of 32.69 meters.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Forming a cylinder from a square 2014-06-08
From kalyani:
the curved surface of a cylinder is a square of diagonal 2*square root of 2. What is the area of the base of the cylinder?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Another conditional probability problem 2014-06-08
From PAVITHRA:
Two dice are thrown. What is the probability that sum of the numbers appearing on the die is eleven, if five is appear on the first die
Answered by Penny Nom.
Bags of sand 2014-06-06
From Robert:
We have a section that is 20ft long by 14ft wide and 4inches deep, the bags of sand are .5 cubic ft. How many bags of sand do we need to fill this space evenly.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Factorials 2014-06-06
From penny:
What is factorial? For eg. Like 2!, 3! 4! Etc.
Answered by Penny Nom.
20 teams and 10 competition stations 2014-06-04
From Joel:
I have 20 teams. There are 10 competition stations. Each station will accommodate exactly 2 teams to compete with each other at a time.

Each of the 20 teams needs to compete at each of the 10 stations exactly one time.

Here's the catch I cannot solve: how to schedule it so that each team plays EVERY OTHER TEAM once and only once, while never repeating a station.

Answered by Victoria West.
10 golfers, playing 7 rounds in 2 x 3balls and 1 x 4ball 2014-06-04
From adrian:
Hi, We are off to Scotland on our yearly golfing trip soon. Question is we have 10 golfers, playing 7 rounds in 2 x 3balls and 1 x 4ball. I would like to ensure that each golfer plays with the other guys an equal amount of times, guess 3ish? and we share the amount of times each player plays in the 4ball. Hope you can help?
Answered by Victoria West.
How do we use logarithms in our daily life 2014-06-01
From ss:
how do we use logarithms in our dailylife
Answered by Penny Nom.
6 inches of dirt in a baseball field 2014-06-01
From Mary:
The baseball field is 20,000 Square feet, 6 inched deep I need to know how many cubic yards of dirt this will generate.
Answered by Penny Nom.
How do I make fractions into decimals? 2014-05-31
From jay:
Hi,
I wanted to know how do I make fractions into decimals example 1 3/8?

Answered by Penny Nom.
An equilateral triangle with vertices in 3 parallel planes 2014-05-31
From prajay:
How to construct an Equilateral Triangle whose vertices lie on three parallel lines, if the distances of two lines are 'a' and 'b' units from the middle line.What is the length of the side of the Equilateral Triangle ?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
A word problem with fractions 2014-05-30
From shadab:
A container of milk is 4/5 full. When 10l milk is poured into it, the container becomes 9/10 full. What is the capacity of the container ?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A rotating schedule for 9 individuals 2014-05-29
From Josh:
I need to set up a rotating schedule for 9 individuals. The individuals will be pairing each week in groups of two. Thus, every week there will be 4 groups of two individuals and one individual not paired with anyone (i.e. a "bye week"). The rotating schedule should not repeat any pairing and it will continue until each individual has been paired with every other individual once.
Thank you

Answered by Victoria West.
A word problem with fractions 2014-05-23
From Tanzeela:
There are 1200 pupils in a school. 2/3 of them are girls. 1/4 of the boys are overweight. How many boys are overweight?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Overlapping sets 2014-05-23
From daniel:
motors inc manufactured 325 cars with automatic transmission,216 with power steering ,and 89 with both these options. How cars were manufactured if every car has at least one option?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The volume of a wedge 2014-05-21
From steve:
I need to figure the volume of a wedge / right triangle, the dimensions of the right triangle is L1(10'-5"), L2 (10'-6"), H (14'-9.5") height of L1 is 0'-0" height at intersect L2/H is 3'-3"
Answered by Penny Nom.
The volume of hexagonal pyramid and hexagonal prism 2014-05-18
From visshwam:
how to find volume of hexagonal pyramid and hexagonal prism? my measurements are each side of pyramid's triangle is 1"x2"x2".

hexagon prism is 2"x1" each side

Answered by Penny Nom.
14 golfers for 13 weeks 2014-05-17
From Judi:
I want to schedule each of my 14 golfers to play each of the other girls one time during a 13 week period. We would golf in foursomes , threesomes or twosomes to make this happen. Can you send me a grid that would do this scheduling? I'm at a loss as to how to do it!!
Answered by Victoria West.
The weight of salt in a basket 2014-05-17
From Sumit:
I want to determine how many kg of salt or XYZ thing can be filled in a basket
Length = 4.5"
Breadth = 5"
Height = 6"

Even its formulae

is kg quantity can be different for semi solid thing

Answered by Penny Nom.
The equation of a line 2014-05-16
From Michael:
Find the equation of a line that passes through (2,-1); the sum of the x- and y-intercepts is 2. (There are two answers)
Answered by Penny Nom.
A hexagon with different side lengths 2014-05-16
From Grace:
Sorry if this is a simple question, but I can't seem to understand how to solve it. I am Trying to find the area of a hexagon with measurements 6x7x6x6x7x6, or 2 sets of opposing sides with 6, and one set with 7. Thank you.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Golf for 14 players over 12 weeks 2014-05-16
From Judi:
How would I develop a playing schedule using foursomes and one twosome for 14 players who will play 12 weeks and each person would play all but one of the others?
Answered by Victoria West.
A problem with numbers 2014-05-14
From Justina:
Okay so I don't understand how to equal this equation to 10 using bedmas. I've been stuck on it for a few days now. Is there different ways you can show me Using these same numbers?

5 2 4 3 1 = 10

Help! Thanks.

Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom.
18 golfers for 5 rounds with a teaching Pro 2014-05-14
From Maree:
We are taking 18 golfers on Tour with a teaching Pro. There are 5 rounds of golf and we want everyone to play with the Pro once, but everyone else to play with as many different people as possible
Answered by Victoria West.
A circle a square and a rectngle 2014-05-12
From mazhar:
suppose the length and breadth of the rectangle are 5 cm and 10 cm respectively and M is a point along the corner of the circle. what is the radius of the circle?(diagram is given..but i didn't mention it..actually the diagram looks like a circle inscribed in a square and the right bottom corner one rectangle will be given ,it is touches to circle at a point M that I've already mentioned and the dimensions of that rectangle also I've mentioned) please help me out..
Answered by Penny Nom.
Travelling upstream and downstream 2014-05-12
From Mohanad:
Howie Sorkin can travel 8 miles upstream in the same time it takes him to go 12 miles downstream. His boat goes 15 mph in still water. What is the rate of the current?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A 12 week poker tournament 2014-05-12
From Jamie:
Looking to schedule a 12 week poker tournament with 18 players ...playing 2 separate 9 person tables...I'm looking to have a balanced schedule where everyone player with each other an equal amount of time
Answered by Victoria West.
Mary's height as a percentage of Michael's height 2014-05-11
From Lauren:
Mary is 1.4m tall and her brother Michael is 1.2m tall.
Express Mary's height as a percentage of her brother's.

Answered by Penny Nom.
The length of a shadow 2014-05-09
From vijay:
A girl of height 80 cm is running away from the base of a lamp-post at a speed of 2 m/s. If the lamp is 4 m above the ground, find the length of her shadow after 5 seconds.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A question concerning two lines 2014-05-09
From Hela:
The equation of the line L is 6x+5y=3, and the equation of line Q is 5x-6y=0, which statement below about the line is true?
A) same y intercept
B)parallel
C) Same x intercept
D)perpendicular

Answered by Penny Nom.
How many boards did the carpenter start with? 2014-05-08
From Yanly:
A carpenter has several boards of equal length. he cuts 3/5 of each board. After cutting the boards, the carpenter notices that he has enough pieces left over to make up the same length as 4 of the original boards. How many boards did the carpenter start with?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A schedule for 2 teams of 10 2014-05-07
From John:
How can I set up a schedule for 2 teams of 10 on a team to play each individually against each other over a 10 day span at 10 different course with 10 different start times each day. I was looking to not repeat any competition. As an example, Team A would consist of players 1-10, Team B would consist of players 11-20. I would want to have 10 start times a day for 10 days where a member of team A plays a member of team B each day without repeating any matches and any of the same courses and not repeating any of the same start times. Any help in this would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!
Answered by Victoria West.
A 5-person golf flight 2014-05-05
From Jeremy:
can you have a 5-person golf flight and play only 3 matches so that one person plays one match each?
Answered by Victoria West.
Golf for 8 2014-05-05
From Ivan:
We have an eight member golf team. We field one foursome each week for 16 weeks of league play. How do I roate the eight members so each team member plays with each team member and all play an approximately equal number of times?
Answered by Victoria West.
4 golfers in twosomes 2014-05-04
From Lori:
4 golfers want to play as 2 somes every week, but rotate the 2 players so we all play together With each other evenly thru out the summer
Answered by Victoria West.
Golf :15 players over 4 days 2014-05-02
From michael:
We are playing with 15 players over 4 days. We plan to have 3 people in each group. A total of 5 groups with 3 players each. Can I arrange for each player to play with other players only 1 time?
Answered by Victoria West.
1÷[1-√2(order of surd is 4)] 2014-05-02
From Anoushka:
if t=1÷[1-√2(order of surd is 4)] , then t=?
Answered by Penny Nom.
11 golfers going on a golf trip for 4 rounds 2014-05-01
From David:
I have 11 golfers going on a golf trip for 4 rounds of golf. I want to make sure that everyone gets a chance to play with everyone at least once but not more than twice. Also, as we are n = 11, we will be composed of 3-4-4 everyday. I am trying to ensure that as few as people as possible play in the group of 3 (golf seems to be more enjoyable for whatever reason in foursomes). i have tried 3 differemt times and can seem to figure it out. Can you assist?
Answered by Victoria West.
2 teams of six playing each other 4 times 2014-05-01
From Steve:
I have 2 teams of six (Team A & B)- playing each other 4 times.

Is it possible to have a player from Team A play with a different partner from Team A for each of the 4 rounds, and likewise for Team B. Whilst no player from either team plays an opponent more than twice during the 4 rounds?

Answered by Victoria West.
If x+y+z=1 then x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = ? 2014-04-30
From Nitin:
If x+y+z=1 then x^2 +y^2+z^2 = ? ?
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Profit and loss 2014-04-29
From Anoushka:
A man sells two tables of the same price. On one he makes a profit of 10 percent and on the other he suffers a loss of 10 percent.Find his loss or gain percent on the whole transaction.
Answered by Robert Dawson.
A triangular chicken pen 2014-04-27
From Cierra:
Margaret has two lengths of fence, 20 meters and 24 meters, for two sides of a triangular chicken pen. The third side will be on the north side of the barn. One fence length makes a 75° angle with the barn. How many different pens can she build if one fence is attached at the corner of the barn? What are all the possible lengths for the barn side of the pen?

Not sure what they are asking here... please show step by step what to do! Thank you so much!

Answered by Penny Nom.
The volume and radius of a sphere 2014-04-27
From grace:
How do you find the radius of a sphere when all you know is the volume?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The derivative of sin(x) 2014-04-26
From Lucky:
f(x)=Sin(x), by first principle its f'(x)...show me how to solve such problem.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A schedule for 9 teams on 3 fields for 18 days 2014-04-25
From Scott:
I need to schedule 9 teams on 3 fields for 18 days with no buys. Two teams play while other practices in field(little guys). Two fields have backstops and other is open field. Would like to have even time on each diamond if possible. Thank you
Answered by Victoria West.
Solve for theta 2014-04-25
From ALASTAIR:
Hi, The question asks Solve for 'theta' cos2theta=sintheta x costheta. Substituting for cos2th either 1-2sin^2th or 2cos^2th does not give an equation in either sine or cosine alone how do I solve this please?
Answered by Penny Nom.
An octagonal pad 2014-04-25
From George:
Hi, I need to pour a cement pad in the shape of an octagon that allows for 12" of clearance around the tank I will be putting on it. The tank has a radius of 16'.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A trig problem 2014-04-25
From srishti:
Consider the points P= (-sin(a-b),-cosa), Q=(cos(a-b),sina), R=(cos(a-b+c),sin(a-c), where 0
Answered by Chris Fisher.
What was the selling price? 2014-04-25
From Con:
Apple built 40 32GB wifi iPads, gave away two in a contest, and sold the rest at two times the manufacturing price. If the company's total profit was $10,782, what is the selling price of one of these iPads?
Answered by Penny Nom.
What time was it when joe's brother passed him? 2014-04-25
From Nathan:
joe left home in his bike at 10:00 am, traveling 21 km/h. At noon, his brother set out after him on his motorcycle, following the same route. if the motorcycle traveled at 63 km/h, what time was it when joe's brother passed him?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two 9 hole golf leagues 2014-04-23
From Sally:
I need help scheduling two 9 hole leagues. Here are the variables:
- Leagues alternate each week starting on the front and back
- League A starts at 4:30 with 7 groups and League B starts at 5:15 with 8 groups (all use carts and must be teed off by 5:30)
- Regular play must continue, customers who have started before league play begins have preference to continue their round whether they are playing 9 or 18 holes.
Thank you!!!

Answered by Victoria West.
Golf for 6 2014-04-21
From barbara:
We are a group of 6 golfers. We play in groups of 3 for 5 days. How can I arrange the groups that everybody plays with everybody else at least once? Thanks.
Answered by Victoria West.
Golf with 3 teams of 20 2014-04-21
From Joshua:
Thank in advance for this great service

Golf - new - 3 teams of 20 - to create 20 unique groups of 3

For example use 3 teams of 3

1a 2a 3a
1b 2b 3b
1c 2c 3c

So groups are
1a 1b 1c
2a 2b 2c
3a 3b 3c

Groups can only have one a, one and one c - and that combo should be unique

Answered by Victoria West.
A 22 team golf league 2014-04-21
From Terry:
We have a team league at our local golf course. We have 22 teams, we would like it so that each team plays the other team only once. I have tried the scenario.
1,21;2,20;3,19;4,18;5,17;6,16;7,15;8,14;9,13;10,11;12,X X+1=1 scenario
2, 1;3,21;4,20,5,19,6,18;7,17;8,16;9,15;10,14;11,13;1,X
using formula from other post in your forums.

I can get all the possible playing arrangements. The big quandary is setting up the schedule so that each week, each team would start on a different hole.

I can get the first 11 weeks scheduled very easily, it is just trying to get the last 11 weeks scheduled?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answered by Victoria West.
Golf League Schedule for 15 weeks and three flights 2014-04-21
From bigdog:
I need help setting up a 12 team (3 flights with 3 teams in each flight) 15 week league play schedule. Each team must play teams in there perspective flight twice during the 15 week season.
Answered by Victoria West.
A normal distribution problem 2014-04-19
From Melanie:
This is the question:
The lifetime of a certain type of car tire are normally distributed. The mean lifetime of a car tire is 40,000 miles with a standard deviation of 5,000 miles. Consider a sample of 10,000 tires. A) How many tires would you expect to last between 35,000 and 45,000 miles? b) How many tires would you expect to last between 30,000 and 40,000 miles? c) How many tires would you expect to last less than 40,000 miles? d)How many tires would you expect to last more than 50,000 miles? e) How many tires would you expect to last less then 25,000 miles? f) What tires would you want on your car and explain your reasoning Not at all sure that we've done any of this correctly and not sure how to determine how many tires will last less than 25,000 miles. Any help is appreciated.

Answered by Penny Nom.
An input output table 2014-04-19
From Stephanie:
I have an input output table with x/y filled out except one x and one y. I need help. How do I find X?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Simultaneous equations with fractions 2014-04-19
From Maryam:
I looked at your example of simultaneous equations with fractions and applied it to my question from an educate exam papers but I couldn't get it to work. The question is:

x/8 - y = -5/2
3x + y/3 = 13

Answered by Penny Nom.
Robyn and Shaun swim 2014-04-18
From kajinthan:
robyn swims four 35m lengths.shaun swims eight 15m widths. how much further does robyn swim?solve this maths
Answered by Penny Nom.
A frustum of a pyramid with a square base 2014-04-18
From tuba:
a pyramid has a base of 10 m and is 15 m high.what is the volume? if 6m is removed from top what is the volume of the remaining frustum?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A circle is divided into three sectors 2014-04-17
From atolagbe:
the area of a circle is 154cm square. it is divided into three sectors such that two of the sectors are equal in size and the third sector is three times the size of the other two put together. calculate the perimeter of the third sector. take pi=22/7?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Barrels of oil 2014-04-16
From daryl:
Looking for an accurate number to use when calculating barrels per inch in a a tank with the following dimensions:
Nominal diameter - 15'-6", nominal height - 16ft, nominal capacity - 500 barrels. These are commonly referred to as 500x16 tanks.
Currently we are using 2.6 barrels per inch. We need 180 barrels for a full load so I'm trying to figure out how many total inches I need to load 180 bbl. This has been a matter of debate for some time. Thanks for your help.

Answered by Harley Weston.
The area bounded by the X-axis and y=x^(2)-4 from -5 to 0 2014-04-15
From Lexie:
Determine the area that is bounded by the following curve and the x-axis on the interval below. (Round your answer to three decimal places)

y=x^(2)-4, -5 ≤ x ≤ 0

The answer is 32.333 but I have no idea how to get there.

Answered by Penny Nom.
A tangent of the curve (x/a)^n+(y/b)^n =2 2014-04-15
From sudhir:
the equation of tangent of the curve (x/a)^n+(y/b)^n =2. at(a,b) is
Answered by Penny Nom.
A conditional probability problem 2014-04-13
From Chiluya:
Two fair dice are rolled. what is the probability that the number on the first die was at least as large as 4 given that the sum of the two dice was 8?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The cost before the sales tax 2014-04-13
From Juanda:
Hello,

I know the customer cost with tax and I know the sales tax.
How do I find out the customer cost prior to the added sales tax?

Thank you

Answered by Penny Nom.
A sand trench around a pool 2014-04-13
From steve:
How sand is needed to back fill a trench around a 24ft dia. pool that is 26" deep by 2ft wide. Making the outside dia. 26ft.

Thank You

Answered by Penny Nom.
Manipulating an equation 2014-04-12
From Paul:
S=4wl+2wh and solve for h
Answered by Penny Nom.
A slab of wet clay 2014-04-12
From Karen:
How many square feet ( at 1/4 inch thickness) are in 100 lbs. of wet clay?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A golf league with 20 players over 17 weeks 2014-04-12
From Chris:
I have a golf league 20 players and 17 weeks. We don't have teams so I just want to have everyone to play with each other the about same number of time and, hopefully, randomly distributed throughout the season. We have had situations in the past where two people play together for three weeks in a row and then not anymore for the rest of the season. From other posts, I see how to schedule the first 5 weeks without repeats but I can’t figure out an algorithm to for the rest of the season. Thanks!
Answered by Victoria West.
Decimals,fractions and percentages 2014-04-11
From Frances:
Ask an expert to find out their real life usage of your topic... that is the question. meaning what is your real life usage of using decimals,fractions and percentages. This is all part of my math assignment to ask an expert real life usage... so please reply back as soon as possible
Answered by Penny Nom.
A golf league consisting of 14 two man teams 2014-04-10
From Kevin:
Hello, I need to make a schedule for a golf league consisting of 14 two man teams playing over the course of 20 weeks. I understand that each team will play at least once and I believe 7 teams will play each other twice over the course of the season. How would I generate this schedule. Thank you, Kevin Perry
Answered by Victoria West.
How fast did Jessica grow? 2014-04-10
From jasmine:
when she was 14 jessica was 5 feet, 4inches tall . at 18 she is now 6 feet, 2inches tall .how fast did jessica grow during this time
Answered by Robert Dawson.
The surface area of a circular dome 2014-04-10
From Shafiqah:
Is this a dome's surface area formula??
{{2 × π r × h square units}}
Is the surface area of the floor for the dome is calculate too in this formula?

Thanks for answering. =)

Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom.
Two rectangular prisms 2014-04-10
From hannah:
two rectangular prisms have a combined volume of 432 cubic feet Prism A has half the volume prism b has what are the volumes of prism a and prism
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two cones 2014-04-09
From c.j:
what is the length of the radius of the LARGER cone(the LARGER cone has a slant height of 15) when the SMALLER cone has a radius of 8 and a slant height of 12ft ,please help.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two circles that touch each other externally 2014-04-08
From Ameya:
Two circles of radii a and b (a > b) touch each other externally. ST is a common tangent touching the circles at S and T respectively, then ST^2 is equal to
Answered by Chris Fisher.
The surface area of a rectangular prism 2014-04-08
From Manraj:
Find the surface area of a rectangular prism with dimensions 4, 5, and 7 units.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The sides of a triangle 2014-04-06
From Michael:
I am supposed to sove for the length of side "b" of an irregular triangle. I am given the following:
Side a: 65'
Side b: Find this length
Side c: 50'
Angle A: unknown
Angle B: unknown
Angle C: 52 degrees
I am supposed to use the law of cosines to solve for side "b" and my teacher says there is no mistake in the "givens" for the problem. I do not see how this can be done using the law of cosines and i have not figured out how to sove for angle B to use the law of cosines.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Cutting a hexagon from a disk 2014-04-05
From Paul:
I am a machinist and sometimes need to make a hex from round material.
If I know the distance of the flat sides opposite one another of my hex, how can I calculate the size of material I need to turn to give me the right diameter to finish the part with six sides?

Answered by Penny Nom.
A 4 digit number 2014-04-04
From LIM:
"A" is a 4 digit number formed by all the numbers from 1 to 4. When "A" is divided by 9, the remainder is the biggest possible value. What is the biggest value of A?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
The locus of a point 2014-04-04
From srishti:
A point P moves such that the difference between its distance from the origin and from the axis of x is always a constant c . what is the locus of the point?
Answered by Penny Nom.
3/4lbs of nails fills a container 2/3 full 2014-04-04
From Tyler:
If 3/4lbs of nails fills a container 2/3 full, then how many lbs of nails will fill the container?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Golf for 8 playing 7 rounds 2014-04-03
From Evan:
We are going on a golf trip to Scotland and are trying to work out the pairings. There are 8 of us playing 7 rounds. We would like to be partnered up in 2's with everyone once and have evenly split up foursomes. Thanks for the help
Answered by Victoria West.
Evaluate x-(3x+5) if x=-2 2014-04-03
From Destiny:
I wanted to know the value of x-(3x+5) if x=-2
Answered by Penny Nom.
Shadows of a father and son 2014-04-02
From esada:
the father and son cast a shadow of 11 feet and 8 feet,respectively if the son is 4'8'' in height,how tall is the father?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Is this a right triangle? 2014-04-01
From amina:
decide whether or not the following points are the vertices of right triangle (-9,2),(-1,-2),(-9,11)
Answered by Penny Nom.
A schedule for an 8 man golf team playing 4 each week 2014-04-01
From Harold:
We have an 8 man golf team and wish to schedule only 4 to play each week and to have each member play with one of the other 7 at least once. What is the simplest method. Number of weeks could be up to 18 or so.
Answered by Victoria West.
A cubical tank 2014-04-01
From renzo:
A cubical tank contains 2048 cubic ft of water when HALF-FULL. Find the total area of the tank and the length of its diagonal
Answered by Penny Nom.
Reducing the size of a poster by a scale factor of 1/3 2014-04-01
From deeshon:
eric is making a smaller copy of a poster that measures 20.4 cm wide by 34.2 cm long.he reduces the original by a scale factor of 1/3.what are the dimensions of the copy
Answered by Penny Nom.
Golf with 20 players and one compulsory bye 2014-03-31
From Wayne:
I'm trying to run an event with 20 players, I would like if at all possible to limit amount of people playing repetitively together. (Mix it up and play with different people). Here's the conditions. I want groups of 4 over 5 rounds. On each round I want 4 players to drop out and have a bye (to help run the game) but I dont want them helping a group they've played in if I can help it. Is this possible ?
Answered by Victoria West.
A schedule for 6 people 2014-03-29
From John:
How do I set up a schedule where six people are here for ten of twenty days. Arranged in rotating groups of three, so everyone works with everyone else. Everyone works with everyone else at least once and everyone works ten days.
Answered by Victoria West.
A cyclic quadrilateral 2014-03-28
From Carly:
Suppose ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral, i.e A, B, C, and D are the points on a circle, given in order going around the circle. Show that if we join each of A, B, C, and D to the orthocentre of the triangle formed by the other three, then the resulting line segments all intersect in a common midpoint.
Thank you.

Answered by Chris Fisher.
Percentage increase of the population of a town 2014-03-28
From hunter:
The population of a certain town in 1984 was 2900 people. The percent increase was 2.5% each year. What is the town's population in 2002?
Answered by Penny Nom.
12 golfers, 6 rounds 2014-03-27
From Bill:
I have a group of 12 golfers playing 6 rounds of golf. I am looking for a pairings schedule that allows each golfer to play at least one round in a foursome with each of the other eleven players.

Can you provide me with a solution?

Answered by Victoria West.
A table of values 2014-03-27
From Marisol:
A table value X 0,1,2,3,4,5,6 and Y 3,7,11,15,19,23,27 . what relationship of X to Y is represent by which equation? A . y= 4x. B y =x+3 . C y =4x+3 or . D y =4x-3
Answered by Penny Nom.
12 golfers, 24 weeks 2014-03-27
From George:
I have 12 golfers and want to set up a season schedule that will avoid duplication of playing partners as much as possible. The saeson is 24 weeks long. Do you have a formula?
Answered by Victoria West.
An inequality 2014-03-27
From James:
a step on a stairway is at least 8 inches high. write and solve an inequality to represent the maximum number of steps between floors that are 10 feet apart
Answered by Penny Nom.
13 golfers in groupings of 4, 3, 3 and 3 2014-03-26
From Lennart:
How can I organise 13 players playing in groupings of 4,3,3,3 for 3 rounds of golf in a way that all play with all others but a minimum of times with the same players(?)If possible, nobody should play in the 4 ball more than once. I would be grateful for an answer/proposal! Thank you, LR
Answered by Victoria West.
A word problem with fractions 2014-03-26
From lois:
a man has a stack of boards, he cuts 3/5 off each board, after he cuts the boards he finds he has enough pieces left to make 4 boards the length of the original boards. how many boards did he start with.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Justin and his father went fishing 2014-03-26
From Confused:
Justin and his father went fishing and together caught 12 fish. Three times the number of fish that Justin caught exceeds 12 by as much as 5 times the number that his father caught exceeds 8. How many fish did each catch?
Answered by Harley Weston.
The faces of a triangle 2014-03-24
From Westun:
Your answer says that a triangle has 0 faces but isn't the part of the shape you see the face!? Because i am having trouble with that so could you help me!
thanks! :)

Answered by Penny Nom.
9 golfers in groups of 3 2014-03-22
From Andrew:
We are a group of 9 golfers.
We play 4 rounds in 3 groups of 3.
What would be the most equitable where everyone plays with another at least 1 time...?. Thank you.

Answered by Victoria West.
Riding on a Ferris wheel 2014-03-21
From Claire:
A Ferris wheel has a radius of 72 feet and its center is 85 feet above the ground. At the top of the Ferris wheel, Sam is in the topmost car. If the Ferris wheel makes two complete revolutions per minute, how high above the ground will Sam be after 10 seconds?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Three digit padlock combinations 2014-03-20
From Edwin:
Would appreciate if you can provide me with the list of different combinations that can be obtained from a three digits number. I lost the access code of a three digits number padlock (and need to open it order to get important documents
Answered by Penny Nom.
Ms. Werenich's nickels, dimes and quarters 2014-03-19
From London:
Ms. Werenich has twice as many dimes as nickels and 4 more quarters than nickels. If she has $4.50, how many of each coin does she have? What would the let statements be of this problem and can you solve it?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Find two numbers with a sum of -8 and a difference of 4 2014-03-19
From Elisabeth:
Find two numbers with a sum of -8 and a difference of 4. Let x be the greater number and y be the lesser number.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A formula for determining concrete volume in cu. yd. 2014-03-19
From Steven:
I know a couple of formulas for determining concrete volume in cu.yd. the one I use most frequently is length in feet x width in feet x thickness in inch. Divided by 324. It works every time. Where does the number 324 come from.
Answered by Penny Nom.
14 teams divided into two equal divisions 2014-03-18
From C:
We have 14 teams divided into two equal divisions. We want each team to play each team in their division one time and four teams from the other division one time. What is the schedule
Answered by Victoria West.
A circle inscribed in a right triangle 2014-03-16
From akshaya:
A circle with centre O and radius r is inscribed in a right angled triangle ABC. If AB=5 cm, BC=12 cm and < B=90*, then find the value of r.
Answered by Penny Nom.
2 rectangular prisms are similar by a scale of 0.75 2014-03-16
From gina:
2 rectangular prisms are similar by a scale of 0.75. The volume of the smaller prism is 27cm3 (cubed). How many cubic centimeters is the volume of the larger prism?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two overlapping arcs in a square 2014-03-15
From Jean:
I have a square with side 4 cm. There are two overlapping arcs going from vertex to diagonal vertex. The other two vertices are the center of the arcs, which are shaded. How do I find the area of the shaded arcs? The overlapping arcs when shaded resemble a long thin football
Thank you for your help.

Answered by Penny Nom and Walter Whiteley.
The area of a 5 sided lot 2014-03-15
From Michael:
Question from michael:

This lot is in feet. 59x154x109x188x137 per the plot plan

Answered by Harley Weston.
Three consecutive whole numbers 2014-03-13
From Abhishek:
Three consecutive whole numbers are such that if they be divided by 5,3 and 4 respectively, the sum of the quotient is 40. What are the numbers?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
A chord length of 2 cm 2014-03-13
From prema:
I am having only chord length as 2cm. how to find arc length and degree
Answered by Penny Nom.
A cable around the Earth 2014-03-13
From fikile:
By how much must an equatorial cable be extended in order that it runs 1meter above the ground?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A parabolic suspension bridge 2014-03-11
From jeffrey:
the towers of a parabolic suspension bridges 200 meter long are 40 meter high and the lowest point of the cable is 10 meter above the roadway.Find the vertical distance from the roadway to the cable at 50 meter from the center.
Answered by Penny Nom.
8 golfers for 7 rounds 2014-03-11
From Brian:
We have 8 guys playing 7 rounds of golf. We want to play with each player as a partner only once, sounds simple but i can not come up with the match ups beyond the first 4 matches. I believe the numbers should work perfectly where each player can play with another as a partner only once each throughout the week. Please help.
Answered by Robert Dawson.
The ratio of boys to girls is 5:3 2014-03-10
From jane:
The ratio of the number of boys to the number of girls in the concert hall is 5:3. After additional 28 boys entered the concert hall, the ratio of the number of boys to the number of girls become 3:1 How many girls are their in the concert hall?
Answered by Penny Nom.
24 golfers playing 3 rounds 2014-03-10
From Jim:
How can I rotate 24 golfers playing 3 rounds of golf so that none of them play with the same person twice.
Answered by Victoria West.
A circle which is tangent to two perpendicular lines 2014-03-09
From MJ:
I'm a College Student taking up Bachelor of Secondary Education on Math Subject. And I'm struggling for my research about Circles. I done solving the said topic particularly on this question:

"What are the possible equations of a circle being tangent to a pair of perpendicular lines, having the origin as the Point of Intersection and the C (h, k), where h, k ∈ℤ"

But I can't get what would be the process that I must do in order to jive to my idea/goal for that problem.
Please check my idea that the numerical coefficients of the equation is equal to the radius of the circle. Thanks in advance! :)

Answered by Penny Nom.
A word problem 2014-03-09
From Joanne:
Ashley weighs 5kgs more than Joyce. Their total weight is 41 kgs. What is the weight of Ashley?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A schedule for 6 teams over 12 weeks 2014-03-09
From Paul:
So I have a question. I noticed you came up with ways to create schedules and we are having a really hard time making our lineup correctly. Basically we have 6 teams that will play over a 12 week period every Monday night. The time slots are 1 hr each playing at 6, 7 and 8. We would like each team to play 3 games at each time slot over the 12 weeks. Is this something that can actually be accomplished?
Thanks so much for your help!

Answered by Eric Venables.
Eleven golfers 2014-03-08
From Leon:
I have a group of 11 golfers wanting to play 10 rounds of golf in grouping of 4,4,3 .What is the best solution so that everyone plays each other as many times as possible
Answered by Victoria West.
Simple interest 2014-03-08
From lynn:
I need to find what the interest will be for: 5000.00 @ 16.5% annual rate, and the same for 10.8 % for 5000.00 annual rate all one question

thank you for your aid

Answered by Penny Nom.
The volume of scale in a pipe 2014-03-08
From Sid:
What is the estimated volume of scale (Liters) if you have a 12 inch ID pipe,300 feet long with scale 1/2 inch thick. Please show me the method and formula. Thank you for your assistance.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The angle of depression 2014-03-08
From Ranger_minor:
A woman of height 1.4 metres standing on the top of a building 34.6 metres high views a tree some distance away. she observes that the angle of depression of the bottom of the tree is 35 degrees and the angle of depression of the top of the tree is 29 degrees.

assume that the building and the tree are on level ground :
1). calculate the distance of the woman from the top of the tree measured along her line of sight.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Determine the selling price 2014-03-08
From augustine:
knowing an auctioneer charges a 7% fee and I know I want $74,400 what is the formula to determine selling price.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The equation of a circle 2014-03-07
From Balraj:
I have to draw a circle x^2+y^2 =8x . please tell me how to understand these coordinates ? please elaborate , on how to understand these types of equations.
Answered by Penny Nom.
What are the possible lengths of the hypotenuse? 2014-03-07
From audrey:
The three sides of a right angles triangle measure x-2, x+5, and 2x-1 in length. What are the possible lengths of the hypotenuse?

... I'm doing the equation c2=a2+b2 and subbing in the numbers but nothing makes sense

Answered by Penny Nom.
Mixing oil and gas 2014-03-07
From Geoff:
What amount of oil would I need to mix on 50-1 basis for a-4litre tank (13.57ozs) capacity tank. Thank you
Answered by Penny Nom.
The inverse of y = 5^x 2014-03-07
From Melody:
how do you find the inverse of y = 5^x
Answered by Penny Nom.
Parallel chords 2014-03-06
From Raj:
AB andCD are two chords which are in the same side of the circle.The length of AB=12 and CD= 24.if the distance between them is 4 then find their radius. Pls help me I just believe on you guys I am having my exam after 3 days
Answered by p.
A circle graph 2014-03-06
From Caitlyn:
I need to find the measure of the central angle that represents the amount of time spent on each activity.
My question includes a circle graph with the following: Sleep 31%, Other 15%, Entertainment 18%, Errands 7%, Work 20%, and Food 9%.

Answered by Penny Nom.
A speed word problem 2014-02-24
From kiss:
Hank bicycles 5 km/h slower than Kelly. In the time that it takes Hank to bicycle 42 km, Kelly can bicycle 57 km. How fast does each bicyclist travel?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A word problem 2014-02-23
From Anh:
The Texas State Legislature is comprised of state senators and state representatives. The sum of the number of senators and representatives is 181. There are 119 more representatives than senators. How many senators and how many representatives make up the Texas Legislature?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A word problem with fractions 2014-02-23
From alex:
In a certain fraction the number by n the denominator is greater than the number by3.If 2 is added to both the numerator and denominator ,the fraction is increased by 6/35..Find the fraction.
Answered by Penny Nom.
x^3+(1/x^3)=18√3 2014-02-23
From Asiv:
if x^3+(1/x^3)=18√3; then what is the value of x?
Answered by Penny Nom.
9 golfers divided into 3 teams 2014-02-22
From Steve:
We have 9 golfers, divided into 3 teams each day. Play is over 6 days. Can you devise a schedule to ensure pairings allow for all golfers to play at least once with all participants? Also, that the pairings have one player from another team.
Answered by Victoria West.
A circle through three points 2014-02-22
From Mohammad:
Find the equation of circle passing through the origin and the points (a,b) and (b,a). Find the length of chords that it cuts off from the axes.
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Finding the retail price 2014-02-22
From Judy:
An item is currently on sale at 37% off the retail price. The item now sells for $350.

My Question:

What is the retail price and what is the formula or steps to figuring that out?

Answered by Penny Nom.
A limit with trig functions 2014-02-22
From pearl:
(what is the value of limit of x as it approaches 0 of sin8x divided by cos6x)
Answered by Penny Nom.
8 team schedule over 7 days 2014-02-21
From Andrea:
I need to organize 8 teams. Each team has to go through 8 games against another team, but not against the same as before.
Answered by Victoria West.
2.3% of $17.3 trillion 2014-02-21
From C:
What is the annual interest on $17.3 trillion at a rate of 2.3%. Thank you
Answered by Penny Nom.
Gradient 2014-02-21
From Nancy:
calculate the gradient of the line AB when the line AB is passing through the points A (2,1,) and B ( 4, -3).)
Answered by Penny Nom.
A 7 person golf schedule 2014-02-21
From Claude:
Golf Holiday: 7 guys, play a 4-some and a 3-some each day for 10 days. Want to have the best balance of each player playing with every other player the same number of times and each player playing in an equal number of 4-somes and 3-somes.
Answered by Victoria West.
A fountain surrounded by a walk 2014-02-18
From Maddie:
A square Water Fountain is Surrounded by a walk 2 yards wide. If the Area of the Fountain is 2/3 of the total area of the Fountain and the Walk. What are the Outside Dimensions of the Walk
Answered by Penny Nom.
The graph of y=2x+4 2014-02-18
From tyler:
y=2x+4 graph
Answered by Penny Nom.
Paul is making banana bread 2014-02-17
From John:
Paul is making banana bread. The number of cups of bananas he uses is proportional to the number of loaves of bread. Paul uses 11 1/4 cups of bananas to make 5 loaves of bread. Which equation represents the relationship between c, the number of cups of bananas, and b, the number of loaves of bread?
A) C=4/9 b
B) C=2b
C) C= 2 1/4 b
D) C=5b

Answered by Penny Nom.
Selecting a card 2014-02-16
From Akarsh:
Cards numbered 1 to 1000 were put in a box.Ali selects cards at random.What is the probability that Ali selects a card containing at least one'3'?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The growth of a tree 2014-02-16
From Emily:
If a tree is 10 ft tall after 2 years and 25 ft tall after 5 yrs , find the rate of change of growth Of the tree if y is the height in ft and x is the number of years.
Answered by Penny Nom.
What is the exponential form of 1/square root of 6v? 2014-02-16
From Prince:
What is the exponential form of 1/square root of 6v
Answered by Penny Nom.
Simultaneous fractional equations 2014-02-15
From benjamin:
hi math central. benjamin here. during class, i had problem with this topic. normally i wont have problems with math but this topic i just too hard for me. please help i am having exam and test next week on this topic

here is the question:
using substitution method, solve the simultaneous equation.
(x+1)/(y+2)=0.5

(x-2)/(y-1)=1/3

Answered by Penny Nom.
The grade of a road as a percent 2014-02-14
From Emily:
What is the grade of the road shown below expressed as a percent rounded to one decimal place?
Rise is 40feet
Run is 380 feet

Answered by Penny Nom.
Rolls of window film 2014-02-14
From Travis:
This question is probably close to the same question as "roll of paper"

We have Rolls of Window Film that we are trying to figure out an equation for a spreadsheet that we can use to "inventory" our window film.

We use a caliper tool to measure the thickness of the roll in millimeters.

the core thickness = 1.90mm
Full Roll thickness(including core) = 9.08mm to 9.12mm
Film thickness = 0.06

Full Roll of Film is supposed to average 1200" of film

What equation could we use to get the approximate inches left remaining on the roll if we measured the roll including the core with the Caliper tool in Millimeters?

Answered by Harley Weston.
Some mixed nuts 2014-02-12
From Andrew:
How many kg of mixed nuts that contain 30% peanuts must Paul add to 6kg of mixed nuts that contain 38% peanuts to make a mixture that contains 33% peanuts?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A word problem 2014-02-11
From cyril:
In a rectangle,the length is 1.5 times the breadth.if the length is shortened by 3 m and the breadth is lengthened by 3 m, the rectangle will be a square. Calculate the dimensions of the rectangle.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Water in a conical funnel 2014-02-11
From Marcus:
Water is running out of a conical funnel at the rate of 1 inch^3/sec. If the radius of the base of the funnel is 4 in. and the altitude is 8 in., find the rate at which the water level is dropping when it is 2 in. from the top.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A ball in a box 2014-02-09
From kenneth:
I have 2 questions.What is the radius of the largest ball that will fit into a box that has the inside dimensions of 6feet by 8 feet by 10feet. and the second question is how many cubic feet of concrete will you need to complete a patio that is 20 feet long by 15 feet wide by 5 inches in hight.
Answered by Penny Nom.
8 golfers, 11 rounds 2014-02-09
From Clare:
I am leading a group of 8 golfers who will be playing 11 rounds each at the end of next month and have been tasked with coming up with a schedule that allows, as close as possible, that has everyone playing an equal number of rounds with each other. Do you have any suggestions?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The volume of a cone 2014-02-08
From hibba:
why is the volume of right circular cone divided by 3?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Can a cylinder be considered a circular prism? 2014-02-08
From Davina:
Can a cylinder be considered a circular prism?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Pizza for 24 2014-02-07
From Delaney:
if 8 people eat 2/3 of a honey chicken pizza how many pizzas are need to feed 24?

How is this problem solved. Thank you!

Answered by Penny Nom.
A number with all the digits different 2014-02-07
From Jon:
I'm not a mathematician but just curious. Is there a name for a number of up to ten digits where each digit is different, i.e the equivalent of an isogram in linguistics? My online banking gives me a random 8-digit number each time I log on and it is rare to get one of the type I refer to. There must be calculable odds, but I'm only allowed one question!
Thanks in advance
Jon

Answered by Harley Weston.
Prime factorization 2014-02-06
From Kadeejah:
Write the prime factorization of 37 in exponential form
Answered by Penny Nom.
Walking up and down a hill 2014-02-06
From flo:
michelle walks 4 km to the top of a hill at 3 km/h then immediately walks back down at an average speed of 5 km/h what is her average speed for the 8km walk
Answered by Penny Nom.
A triangle has angels in the extended ratio of 2:5:8 2014-02-06
From Rubina:
a triangle has angels in the extended ratio of 2:5:8. find the measure of all three angles?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The volume of a frustum 2014-02-02
From mike:
volume of frustum R23", r 18", h 16"
Answered by Penny Nom.
Conics 2014-02-01
From Kassidy:
Hey, I have searched through all the questions about conics and how people use them in the real world, but none of them were very specific on how they are applied and the process, why it's so important etc. I have a project due asking these questions and it's been very difficult finding the right answer, if you could name jobs, how they are use and specifically applied that would be greatly appreciated.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The dimensions of a room 2014-02-01
From jenna:
The length of a rectangular room is 2m more than the width. Find the dimensions if the perimeter of the room is 34m
Answered by Penny Nom.
Related rates 2014-01-30
From Veronica:
A container is the shape of an inverted right circular cone has a radius of 1.00 inches at the top and a height of 5.00 inches. At the instant when the water in the container is 1.00 inches deep, the surface level is falling at the rate of -2.00 inches/second. Find the rate at which the water is being drained.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A man and a kite 2014-01-29
From Veronica:
A man flies a kite at a height of 120 meters. The wind carries the kite horizontally away from him at a rate of 8 meters/second. How fast is the distance between the man and the kite changing when the kite is 130 meters away from him?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A bizarre percentage problem 2014-01-29
From matthew:
by what percent was the child's sodium level beneath the normal range? the child's sodium level was 107 where the normal is 136-145
Answered by Harley Weston.
Two nonlinear equations 2014-01-26
From Naryn:
(1÷x) + (1÷y) = (7÷12)
xy = 12

Answered by Penny Nom.
An inequality 2014-01-25
From LANELL:
this is a problem to solve: 1/3 + 2/7 >=x/21 -- part of the answer is (-oo) not exactly that similar--it is on a calculator as a symbol- sure you know what it is I am talking about- the x will be a number
Answered by Penny Nom.
Problem solving 2014-01-24
From ngozi:
There are 4 children in the Owens family. Jamie 1 1/2 times as all as Kelly and he is 6 inches taller than Olivia. Sammy is 56 inches tall, which is 2 inches taller than Olivia. Find Jamie's height
Answered by Penny Nom.
Kate, Tess and Nina 2014-01-23
From Sam:
Kate is 16 yrs. younger then Tess. Nina is 8 yrs.older then Kate. The sum of their ages is 189. How old is each?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The fourth side of a quadrilateral 2014-01-23
From joanna:
left vertical measurement 2560mm
right vertical measurement 1850mm
base horizontal measurement 1750mm
question - what will the 4th measurement be please.
using a scale drawing I make it approx 1900mm but require an accurate measurement

regards

Joanna

Answered by Penny Nom.
A word problem involving fractions 2014-01-23
From Pamela:
John put 1/4 of his flowers in a vase
He gave 1/2 to of the flower to his wife
He gave 1/5 of the flowers to his daughter
He has 8 flowers left
How many flowers did John start with

Answered by Penny Nom.
Reducing the area of a parking lot 2014-01-19
From Robin:
The school is reducing the area of its 20yd by 50yd parking lot by removing a strip at one end of the parking lot and another strip of the same width from one side. The new area of the parking lot is 504 said yes. Find the width of the removed strip
Answered by Penny Nom.
Mixing water and wine 2014-01-19
From manish:
a man mixes three part of water to one part of wine.When he consumes one part of mixture he realise that the drink is too dilute and hence adds one part of wine to the remaining quantity what is the ratio of water to wine in the new mixture.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Mark's books 2014-01-18
From Jason:
Mark has 312 books in his bookcases he has 11 times as many fiction books as nonfiction books how many fiction books does mark have?

26
212
286
301

Answered by Penny Nom.
A rectangular shaped property 2014-01-17
From Donna:
If I I have property that is rectangle shaped. I I know the ends are 100 feet how many feet would the sides be to make 5.4 acres
Answered by Penny Nom.
An inequality 2014-01-17
From Rosie:
4x/x-2<3

four x divided by x-2 is less than or equal to 3

Answered by Penny Nom.
$9.50 in coins 2014-01-15
From dana:
you have $9.50 in coins. it has twice as many nickels as quarters and three times as many dimes as nickels. how many of each coin do you have?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Five cubes 2014-01-15
From Bob:
Rick has five cubes. When he arranges them from smallest to largest, the difference between the heights of any two neighbouring cubes is 2 cm. The largest cube is as high as a tower built from the two smallest cubes. How high is a tower built from all five cubes?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Watching a bouncing ball through a window 2014-01-15
From Bob:
A ball falls from the roof, at a height of 10m. After each impact on the ground it bounces back up to 4/5 of its previous height. How many times will the ball appear in front of a rectangular window whose bottom edge is at a height of 5m, and whose top edge at a height of 6m?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Is this operation associative? 2014-01-14
From patrick:
Associative test: Can you explain the following to me?

Is the following operation associative?: x*y=x+y+1
1) x*(y*z)=x*(y+z+1)=x+(y+z+1)+1=x+y+z+2
2) (x*y)*z=(x+y+1)*z=(x+y+1)+z+1=x+y+z+2

The answer is yes as 1) = 2)

My specific questions are:
1) How x*(y*z)=x*(y+z+1)=x+(y+z+1)+1 ?
2) How (x+y+1)*z=(x+y+1)+z+1?

Thank you!!

Answered by Penny Nom.
A 7% solution 2014-01-14
From imran:
what amount of H2SO4 should be added to make 5mL of 0.7% H2SO4 solution
Answered by Penny Nom.
The train fares are proportional to the square root of distance traveled 2014-01-11
From manish:
train fares are proportional to the sq .root of distance traveled. the train fare is Rs. 24.4 for a distance of 140 kms. by how much % does the total fare increase if the same distance is covered by breaking the journey after every 35 kms.
Answered by Penny Nom.
On what day of the week was July 4, 1904? 2014-01-11
From Madi:
Hi guys,
I have a question. July 4, 1903, was a Tuesday. On what day of the week was July 4, 1904? If you could give me an equation that would work for any question like this, that would be GREAT!
Your fellow math scholar (in training),
Madi

Answered by Penny Nom.
A rectangle inscribed in a circle 2014-01-10
From Marian:
A 16 cm by 12 cm rectangle is inscribed in a circle. Find the radius of the circle.
Answered by Penny Nom.
4x^3-7x^2-2x 2014-01-10
From Alvi:
4x^3-7x^2-2x
Answered by Penny Nom.
Radio direction finders 2014-01-09
From Nathan:
Radio direction finders set up two points A and B, which are 2.5 miles apart on an east-west line. From A, it is found that the bearing of a signal from a radio transmitter is N36.33 degress E, while from B the bearing of the same signal is N53.67 degrees W. Find the distance of the transmitter from B.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A box-and-whisker plot with one whisker 2014-01-09
From Susan:

Question from Susan, a teacher:

I read your answer to the question about could a box & whisker have NO whiskers.
It made sense to me. However I am preparing for my advanced class and I have a sample graph comparing box plots of data.
Several of the box have only 1 whisker. There is no explanation for this. Can you help me out. I cannot think of a data set that would produce this. Thanks!


Answered by Penny Nom.
Two tuna boats 2014-01-09
From amanda:
Two tuna boats start from the same port at the same time, but they head in opposite directions. The faster boat travels 10 knots per hour faster than the slower boat. At the end of 8 hours, they were 272 nautical miles had each boat traveled by the end of the 8 hour period?
Answered by Penny Nom.
When would one flip the inequality sign? 2014-01-09
From Natasha:
Would one flip the inequality symbol in this equation: (explain why) (-9a)/(-9) > 81
And please explain in what circumstances one would flip the inequality sign
THANKS!

Answered by Penny Nom.
A tire rolls 100 feet in a straight line 2014-01-07
From Alanna:
A tire has a diameter of 26 inches. If it goes 100 feet in a straight line, how many complete revolutions did it make?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A scalene triangle 2014-01-07
From cherry:
Hi
I have been given a scalene triangle of sides -
8m, 6m, and 10m ..
Please help me to find out the area and help me to find out the height ..

Answered by Penny Nom.
An equilateral triangle inscribed in a circle 2014-01-06
From Anonymous:
An equilateral triangle with sides 6 inches is inscribed in a circle. What is the diameter of the circle?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Units digit 2014-01-03
From gracie:
9^23 units digit
Answered by Penny Nom.
4 children 2013-12-31
From hope:
4 children; Peter is 7 years old & is 4 years younger than Dave. Dave is 9 years older than Paul. Paul is 11 years younger than Frances. Please list the children in order from oldest to youngest?! thank you and anxiously await your answer, Hope
Answered by Penny Nom.
The slope of the line y=-2x+5 2013-12-29
From victoria:
what is the slope of the line with the equation y=-2x+5
Answered by Penny Nom.
Distance from a point to a line 2013-12-28
From Sue:
I need to find the distances from the west line on 1st Take Point and 2nd Take Point.
Thanks,
Sue

Answered by Penny Nom.
ug/l and ppb 2013-12-27
From Wally:
convert 40.5 ug/l to ppb?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A linear equation 2013-12-26
From khushboo:
A farmer sowed wheat and paddy in two fields of total area 5000 sq.m. Write a linear equation and draw a graph to represent the same?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of a quadrilateral 2013-12-21
From khushboo:
Find the area of quadrilateral pqrs in which angle QPS=90°,PQ=12cm, PS=9cm, QR=8cm and SR=17cm. (Hint: PQRS has two parts)
Answered by Penny Nom.
Analytic Geometry 2013-12-18
From fRitz:
if (x,4) is equidistant from (5,-2) and (3,4), find x.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Schedule for a 4 team basketball league 2013-12-08
From Sommer:
I need a schedule for my kids basketball league. There are 4 teams. We will play every Saturday for 4 weeks with 4 games per Saturday. Week 5 will be the playoffs where 1st will play 4th and 2nd will play 3rd. Week 6 will be winners of week 5. Please help!!
Answered by Victoria West.
A circle insubscribed in an isosceles trapezoid 2013-12-08
From Bob:
A circle is insubscribed in an isosceles trapezoid, with parallel lengths of 8cm and 18cm. What is the lengths of sloping edges and why?
Answered by Robert Dawson.
A word problem 2013-12-08
From Malissa:
I am attempting to help my son with his math word problem, please help thank you .

Kylie and Ethan kept scrapbooks of their grandfather's stories from world war II. Kylie has 6 more than half the number of pages Ethan has. If Kylie has 21 pages in her scrapbook, how many pages are in Ethan's scrapbook?

Answered by Penny Nom.
conical lamp stand/staved wood 2013-12-07
From Henry:
need to make lamp stand that is wooden staved; need it to be 25 inches at bottom and 10 inches at top; need to know angles for staves to be cut; the lamp stand will be rounded on a lathe and will be 40 inches tall John Lucas built one and it is pictured on his web page. thank you for any help/direction; I checked out the answered for cone shaped objects on your page but didn't find what I could use. thanks again. Henry--woodturner, parent teacher student . . . . .
Answered by Harley Weston.
How do I graph y=-2x-1? 2013-12-07
From cindy:
How do I graph y=-2x-1?
Answered by Penny Nom.
f(x)= a+b*lnx 2013-12-04
From Kevin:
How do I find the curve, algebraically on paper, for f(x)= a+b*lnx with data points (6,1303) (9,1639). I can do it with LnReg on a calculator but I want to know how to get the same results or close to the same results by working it out on paper. When I run it through the LnReg on the calculator I get, f(x)=181.792+828.678 Ln x. How did it achieve this solution?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Problem solving with fractions 2013-12-03
From Jennie:
Paul has 2/3 as many postcards as Shawn. Shawn has 3/5 as many postcards as Tim. If the 3 boys have 280 postcards, how many more postcards does Tim have than Paul?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Exponential form 2013-12-01
From Alina:
My question says to express each number in exponent form in as many different ways as I can; 16, 81 and 64. How do I do this?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Factor 2013-12-01
From Rosa:
How do you factor 9x^2 - 12y^2?
Answered by Penny Nom.
What is the slope of this line? 2013-12-01
From Charlene:
What is the slope of this line?
Answered by Penny Nom.
0.35 as a fraction 2013-11-28
From Laura:
How do you write 0.35 as a fraction or mixed number?
Laura

Answered by Penny Nom.
People on a bus 2013-11-28
From jeric:
3/10 of the passenger in a bus were men, 2/7 of the remainder were women and the rest were children, if there were 50 passengers in the bus, how many more children than women were there?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of a parallelogram 2013-11-28
From shivam:
a parallelogram has sides 34 cm and 20 cm .one of its diagonal is 42 cm. calculate its area
Answered by Harley Weston.
A sale price for a TV 2013-11-28
From tom:
a TV can be purchased for $278 normally is $328. what is the percent of the present cost of this TV will you be saving?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Base 5 arithmetic 2013-11-27
From samuel:
Good day sir, please i don't understand when you say 4x4=13 in base five? In fact, am always having difficulties in addition, subtraction, division and multiplication of number in the same base other than base ten. Please can you give me one example each with details explainations?
Answered by Penny Nom.
2 concentric circles 2013-11-27
From Dimaris:
The radius of the outer circle of 2 concentric circles is x. An equilateral triangle inscribed in the outer circle also circumscribes the inner circle. What is the radius of the inner circle in terms of x?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Problem solving 2013-11-26
From Moira:
Amy has £5 more than Ben. Ben has twice as much as Chris. In total they have £20 how much do they each have
Answered by Penny Nom.
Three roommates share the rent 2013-11-23
From Cortlin:
Because of different bedroom sizes, three roommates decide to split the rent this way: Roommate A pays 75% as much as B does, and C pays 40% as much as B does. What fractional part and percent of the rent does each roommate pay?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A schedule for 32 golfers 2013-11-22
From Scott:
I would like a schedule for 32 guys playing in 8 foursomes for 13 week. I would like it so that no one plays in the same foursome more than once or twice. Is this possible to do??? Can you let me know at bogeysm@yahoo.com if you can do it and if you will do it.
Answered by Victoria West.
Admiring handblown glass ornaments 2013-11-21
From Ruby:
We are admiring hand blown glass ornaments 5% are unmarketable due to defects what is the probability the 3rd ornament is the first defective one
Answered by Penny Nom.
Why can't we add or subtract speed? 2013-11-21
From kashish:
why we cannot add or subtract "speed" / directly in any given distance , speed , time questions?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Scheduling 10 people for 5 rounds 2013-11-20
From Keith:
Using golf as an example, I would like to schedule 10 people for 5 rounds with 2 groups of 4 and 1 twosome each round. I would like to minimze the number of times any one player plays with another. Can you provide an optimal schedule? Thank you for your help.
Answered by Victoria West.
The area of an irregular octagon 2013-11-18
From zafar:
if i have a rectangular octagon then how i can find its area 1. The length of rectangle is 42 and the width is 21 and and the base length is 42-12 =30 i mean the length of base =30
Answered by Penny Nom.
Evaluate log3 14 2013-11-17
From Tash:
Use the Change of Base Formula and a calculator to evaluate the logarithm, correct to six decimal places. Use either natural or common logarithms.

log3 14

Answered by Penny Nom.
Solve 0=-2(x-5)^2+4 2013-11-17
From Leila:
How do you find the solution to 0=-2(x-5)^2+4
Answered by Penny Nom.
Inflection Point 2013-11-15
From Z.:
I was wondering if the function F(x)= x/ln(x) had an inflection point? If yes, why it's not visible on the graph of the function?
Thanks.

Answered by Penny Nom.
n log n = 36 * 10 ^ 12 2013-11-12
From shihab:
How to find value of n in this equation :

n log n = 36 * 10 ^ 12

Answered by Penny Nom.
One train overtaking another 2013-11-11
From kiran:
two trains of equal length are running in parallel tracks in the same direction with the speed of 60km/hr and 90km/hr respectively the latter completely crosses the former in 30 seconds the length of each train is in mtr
Answered by Penny Nom.
Matrices 2013-11-10
From Ricky:
Why must we have brackets around matrices. Why don't we just neatly write an array of entries cross-wise and up and down to indicate a particular matrix?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
A lever 2013-11-09
From Durgesh:
A farmer uses a 2 m long lever to lift large rocks from the ground of his field . He places a fulcrum 20cm from the rock end of the lever and then stands on the other end, levering out the rock. If the farmer weighs 100 kg , what is the heaviest mass of the ro ck that he can lift using this method? (how to solve)
Answered by Penny Nom.
The popcorn box problem 2013-11-07
From Dave:
We know that calculus can be used to maximise the volume of the tray created when cutting squares from 4-corners of a sheet of card and then folding up.

What I want is to find the sizes of card that lead to integer solutions for the size of the cut-out, the paper size must also be integer. EG 14,32 cutout 3 maximises volume as does 13,48 cutout 3.

I have done this in Excel but would like a general solution and one that does not involve multiples of the first occurence, as 16, 10 cutout 2 is a multiple of 8,5 cutout 1.

Answered by Walter Whiteley.
Substitution type simultaneous equations 2013-11-03
From Kayla:
I am having problems with substitution type simultaneous equations, when the variable you are substituting is a algebraic one:
y=x^2-3x+4 and 3x-2y=1
I have rearranged 3x-2y=1 to get x=(1+2y)/3 but when I substitute this x value into the other equation, I get the wrong answers!
Would appreciate any help! Thank you.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Water flowing out of a tank 2013-11-03
From Carolyn:
The flow of water out of a hole in a tank is known to be proportional to the square root of the height of water above the hole. That is,

dV/dt (proportional to) sq root (h)

The tank has a constant cross-sectional area A, show that the height of water in the tank is given by

h = ((-kt+C)/2)^2

If the tank is 9 metres high, and it takes 5 hours for it to drain from full to half full, how much longer will we have to wait until it is completely empty?

Answered by Penny Nom.
The depth of a lot 2013-11-02
From Gini:
what is the depth of a lot with 45 feet frontage containing 1080 sq yards
Answered by Penny Nom.
A ratio problem 2013-10-31
From indu:
students of a school have been into 2 groups in the ratio 6:11, if the group has 870 students, how many students are there in all the school?
Answered by Penny Nom.
An extension using concrete blocks 2013-10-30
From david:
hi how many concrete blocks would i need for an extension 50 ft long ,20 ft wide and 12ft height
Answered by Penny Nom.
A sloped concrete wall 2013-10-30
From Brad:
We are planning on pouring concrete in a wall form that is sloped. One end is 73 inches tall, and it tapers to 24 inches tall over a distance of 348 inches. It is flat on bottom and sides and is 12 inches thick. Thanks.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Is-5/-11 a positive rational number? 2013-10-30
From tazneem:
Is-5/-11 a positive rational number
Answered by Penny Nom.
A plane 2013-10-27
From Thomas:
Why is this 3d plane flat?
if m ≠ n
arcsin(sin(m*arctan(x/y))), arcsin(cos(n*arctan(x/y))),
Pi-arcsin(sin(m*arctan(x/y)))-arcsin(cos(n*arctan(x/y)))
This is using radians.
These are angles of a triangle, when m and n are the same it is a right triangle. All three inputs are not equal to each other. The last input is pi minus the first two inputs, which makes a complete triangle.
I was kind of hoping to find more lissajous curves. It doesn't make sense to me that this is a flat plane, a diagonal one at that.

I'm not a student or anything. I'm just wasting time.

Answered by Chris Fisher.
The perimeter of a rectangle 2013-10-24
From sana:
if the length is given 70 m and the breadth is given as 40 m find the perimeter of the rectangle
Answered by Penny Nom.
A stem and leaf plot 2013-10-24
From mary:
Hi
I'm trying to answer my child's question on stem and leaf plot. For grade 4, the question is where do you put 57 in this list

6    0
5    4 8 8 9 4 6 4

Answered by Penny Nom.
Tim is standing in a hole 2013-10-23
From Marvel:
Tim is standing in a hole that is 4 feet deep. Ben asks him how much deeper is he going to dig the hole. Tim replies he will dig to the level that is 4 feet 2 inches deeper and that then the top of his head will be the same distance below ground level that it is now above. How tall is Tim?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Extraneous solutions 2013-10-22
From tom:
i need an equation where x=-2 is the correct answer and x=-3 is an extraneous solution. can you provide me with such an equation??
Answered by Harley Weston.
Together, Tom and Max have 72 football cards 2013-10-21
From Maureen:
Together, Tom and Max have 72 football cards. Tom has 2 more than 4 times as many cards as Max has. How many football cards does Tom Have?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Peter bought pizza and drinks 2013-10-19
From sd:
Peter spent $30 on pizza and 3/4 of the remainder on drinks. He has 2/9 of the original amount left. How much had he at first?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A string wrapped around three circles 2013-10-19
From Jim:
A recent puzzle ' find the length of a string around 3 touching 1 meter diameter circles ' gave this answer : the string touches 120° (or pi/3 meters) of each circle. Then 3(1+pi/3) = 3+pi meters is the required length. I do not see how it was determined that the string touches 120° or pi/3 meters?
Please explain . Thank-you , Jim

Answered by Penny Nom.
What the dog weighs 2013-10-17
From linda:
Sam has a dog and rabbit together they weigh 104 lbs the dog weighs 12 times more then the rabbit what is the dogs weight
Answered by Penny Nom.
A square inscribed in a circle 2013-10-14
From Jenn:
Hello! I am about to buy a 7'9" round rug, but I want to have it cut down into a square. What's the largest square I can obtain from this? Thank you!
Answered by Penny Nom.
Four tangent circles 2013-10-09
From Nilesh:
Four circular cardboard pieces, each of radius 7cm are placed in such a way that each piece touches two other pieces. How to find the area of the space enclosed by the four pieces?
Please let me know.

Answered by Robert Dawson.
Maximize the volume of a cone 2013-10-09
From Conlan:
Hi I am dong calculus at school and I'm stumped by this question:

A cone has a slant length of 30cm. Calculate the height, h, of the cone if the volume is to be a maximum.

If anyone can help me it would be greatly appreciated.

thanks.

Answered by Penny Nom.
A line through (5, 1) 2013-10-08
From allison:
find an equation in standard form for line passing through point (5,1) and perpendicular to line x=4
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two bikers race on a circular track 2013-10-03
From bryan:
two bikers race on a circular track. biker a can circle the track in 8 minutes, and biker b can circle the track in 6 minutes. From the start of the race, how many minutes will it be before biker b overtakes biker a.
Answered by Chris Fisher.
A triangle problem 2013-10-02
From raneem:
ABC is a triangle in which : BC=20cm. M(<B) =29 and m(<C)=73 . D is the midpoint of BC Find the length Of AB and AD approximated to 2 decimal places
Answered by Penny Nom.
Problem solving 2013-10-02
From naomi:
My son having trouble a math problem please help with this question a bag of cough drops contains 36 drops. the fraction of each flavor is shown in the table strawberry 5/12 honey 1/12 cherry 1/6 mint1/9 and lemon 1/4 which flavor is the greast in the bag
Answered by Penny Nom.
Group the addends so that you can add mentally 2013-10-01
From monica:
the questions in the homework says change the order or group the addends so that you can add mentally ,find the sum and tell which property you used 120+37+280 and 25+25+30
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two teams of 4 playing 4 rounds of golf 2013-09-29
From Tom:
We would like to play a ryder cup format with two teams of 4 playing 4 rounds of golf. Three of the rounds would be pairs playing each other and one round would be singles. How can we set up the foursomes so we balance the number of times we play with every other golfer.
Answered by Victoria West.
Cubic centimeters, milliliters and grams 2013-09-26
From Laura:
How do I find the volume of a cube with dimensions of .78 cm, .3 cm and .22 cm? Then find the volume in ML and the mass if filled with water?
Answered by Penny Nom.
12 golfers for 7 rounds 2013-09-25
From Dennis:
I have 12 golfers playing a round of golf for seven days. How can I set-up teams so that everyone plays with everyone at least once in those seven days. Thanks!
Answered by Victoria West.
A schedule for 2, 7 team divisions 2013-09-24
From Sampson:
I'm looking to set up a weekly schedule within a 22 week segment of 2 7 team divisions where every team plays every other team in their divison 3 times and have 4 cross over games with 4 of the other 7 teams in the other division. I've yet to figure this out. Thanks for your time.
Answered by Victoria West.
6 golfers in threesomes over 7 rounds 2013-09-24
From David:
I have 6 golfers, (2 threesomes) who will be playing 7 rounds of golf. What is the best way to pair the 6 players so they play with as many different players over the 7 rounds?
Answered by Victoria West.
A pool, a school, a park and home 2013-09-24
From Selena:
The distance from the park to the pool is the same distance as the distance from your house to school. The school is between the pool and your house. Prove that the distance from the park to the school is the same distance from the pool to your house.
Answered by Robert Dawson.
25 people are attending a 5 day meeting. 2013-09-20
From Lisa:
25 people are attending a 5 day meeting. There are 5 tables, with each table seating 5 (or 6). I want each person to sit at a different table every day with completely different people.
Is this possible. Can do I figure this out?
I have each of the people a letter designation from A to Y. Each table have a number from 1 to 5.
Thank you!

Answered by Victoria West.
A sequence of operations, in order 2013-09-20
From jen:
multiply 46x23
add 342
divide by 70
subtract 5
I not sure what the answer is..i need to know the answer..thanks..

Answered by Penny Nom.
A rectangular hyperbola 2013-09-19
From Soumya:
Is the graph of an inverse variation a RECTANGULAR HYPERBOLA? If it is, then how can be the equation of a rectangular hyperbola be xy=constant , whereas in the books it is written that the graph of a rectangular hyperbola is- x^2-y^2=a^2?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
The number of cords on a pile of wood 2013-09-18
From Gary:
a cord of wood is 4 feet by 4 feet by 8 feet, how much wood is a row that is 16 in by 5 foot by 32 feet?
Answered by Penny Nom.
If the earth was made of a ball of string 2013-09-18
From Tammy:
My 9 year old son asked me a question and I have no idea how to work it out! Please can you help?

If the earth was made of a ball of string and you unravelled the string how long would it be? Assuming the string is 5mm thick.

Answered by Penny Nom.
The volume of an attic 2013-09-18
From David:
I have small equipment hut that has a small attic space that I want to blow insulation into it.
The attic size is shaped like a triangle that is about 8 feet by 10 feet by 7 inches at the highest point.
I need to estimate the volume in square feet or cubic feet to know how many bags of insulation to blow into the space.
Thanks

Answered by Penny Nom.
A concrete walk around a pool 2013-09-18
From poornima:
circular Swimming pool is surrounded by a concrete walk 4 feet wide, if the area of the walk is 11/25 of the area of the pool, then the radius of the pool in feet is
Answered by Penny Nom.
Covering a styrofoam ball with fabric 2013-09-11
From Alice:
I am trying to create a pattern in order to cover a styrofoam ball with fabric. The pattern needs to be done in such a way as to have only a center seam, rather than several vertical lines as in slicing a melon.
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Intersection points and diagonals 2013-09-11
From Kenneth:
I was wondering, is there a relationship between the number of sides of a regular n-gon and the number of times its diagonals intersect?
Ie:
4 sides=1 intersect (center, diagonals form an 'X' )
5 sides=5 intersects (diagonals form a star)
6 sides=13 intersects
And so on.

Answered by Chris Fisher.
Miles per minute to miles per hour 2013-09-08
From Adam:
Convert 250 miles per min to miles per hour
Answered by Penny Nom.
A contest with 31 people 2013-09-06
From Kevin:
There is a contest with 31 people and only one winner each week.
We play for 17 weeks.
What are the odds of winning at least one week?
The chances of winning each week are independent from previous weeks.

Answered by Robert Dawson.
A garden path 2013-09-06
From mary:
garden path has 8 white slabs, four of the slabs are one third grey, what area of the path is grey
Answered by Penny Nom.
A word problem 2013-09-05
From Thomas:
I'm trying to help my 9th grade child with their homework. The problem is the Length of a rectangle is twice as long as it is wide. The perimeter is 68m. Find It's length and width
Answered by Penny Nom.
2^x . 5^3 = x^4 2013-09-05
From Zuhdina:
Hi, I got a question, 2^x . 5^3 = x^4 I want to know the value of x without using calculator, I've already done some questions in logarithm and I always stuck in the same model equation-I think if someone shows me the way, I can do the other 'stuck equations'
Answered by Penny Nom.
6 golfers in threesomes 2013-09-04
From Gregg:
We have 6 golfers playing in threesomes for three rounds of golf. I would like each golfer to play equally with the other 5. How can this be done.
Answered by Victoria West.
A Hole-in-one on all four par 3's 2013-09-04
From Robert:
There are four (4) par 3's at a specific 18 hole course. One member has the honor of making a Hole-in-one on all four par 3's. It has taken him 8 years to do it! How does one go about computing the odds of this TREMENDOUS accomplishment? Respectfully, Robert laffal
Answered by Victoria West.
7 golfers, a threesome and a foursome 2013-09-04
From Scott:
I'm leading a golf trip with 7 guys, and we're playing 5 rounds of golf together with a threesome and a foursome at each course..

I want to set up a schedule where each person plays at least two rounds with each of the other 6 guys.

Is that possible? I can't seem to find the right combinations.

Thanks for your help!

Answered by Victoria West.
14 golfers in two person teams 2013-09-04
From Stewart:
How to rotate 14 golfers in two person teams without duplication until all have been paired at least once. Play is once per week.
Answered by Victoria West.
A two digit number 2013-09-04
From JEFFERSON:
The sum of the digits is 6. When the digits are interchange, the new number represented is 3 time the 10 digit of the original number. Find the original number?
Answered by Penny Nom.
How many nickles do you have? 2013-09-04
From Monica:
You have 15 more dimes than nickels. If you have $2.55, how many nickels do you have?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Ordering crushed stone 2013-09-03
From Prakash:
Dear Sirs, I am working in a Soft Landscaping contracting company. If I need to purchase crushed stone with the size 50-70mm for $53,429 m^2$ area, how many 20feet containers should I need to order to my suppliers? The 20foot container has internal dimensions 5,897 mm by 2,348 mm by 2,285 mm and the $53,429 m^2$ area is to be covered by 10 cm of stone.
Answered by Harley Weston.
A schedule for 18 golfers 2013-08-29
From Brian:
After searching the data base which helped me solve at least 3 other issues I have one more un answered question. I have 18 golfers split into 6 threesomes for 4 days of golf. What is my best option for a schedule mixing them all up as much as possible over the course of the 4 days
Answered by Victoria West.
An algebraic equation 2013-08-28
From walter:
i'm a parent helping my daughter can you do a step by step on this equation been out of school for years thanks (4w-28)+(11w+13)=180 thanks
Answered by Penny Nom.
More than half of the people said... 2013-08-26
From Lucy:
Hi,
The question is:
Samoa 23%
Brazil 41%
Sri Lanka 52%
Senegal 39%
Armenia 37%
Croatia 20%
Why is the following statement true for the data above: More than half of the people said they were interested in Sri Lanka. The reason I don't understand the problem is that because the percentages add up to be greater than 100%, that means that the 500 people(as stated in the question) who participated in the survey got to pick more than once. Therefore, it is not 52% out of 100% anymore. Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.

Answered by Robert Dawson.
Golden Ratio 2013-08-26
From Mark:
Please Help. I'm trying to help my Child and I have no clue on this math question.

Rectangular shapes with a length to width ratio of approximately 5 to 3 are pleasing to the eye. The ratio is know as the golden ratio. A designer can us the expression 1/3(5w) to find the length of such a rectangle with width 6 inches.

Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom.
More on the scheduling of 16 golfers in 4 rounds 2013-08-26
From Peter:
I see your formula for 16 players 4 rounds.
Is it possible to get the players into different groups each day.
E.G Player 1 in group 1 the first day,
Group 2 the second day,
Group 3 the third day,
Group 4 the fourth day.
Then so on through the players.

Answered by Victoria West.
Tesseract 2013-08-22
From Dan:
I am not a mathematician. This seems to me an intuitively simple enough problem that I very much need an answer to from someone who's mathematics are better than mine. Please help.

The question is: for a tesseract of side length = 1 what is the distance of the center of each cube from the center of the tesseract ?

I think I have calculated the distance of each vertex from the center, and of the center of each edge from the center, but the question above baffles me.

(anyone not having a clue what I am talking about can brush up here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesseract )

Thanks in advance - Dan V

Answered by Robert Dawson.
Constructing a triangle 2013-08-22
From Nazrul:
The base, the difference of the angles adjoining the base and the sum of the other two sides are given. How can I draw the triangle?
Please help me.

Answered by Chris Fisher.
Euclid's Parallel Postulate 2013-08-20
From Justin:
Hello there,

I was wondering is Euclid's Fifth Parallel Postulate of parallel lines never intersecting, undecidable or essentially undecidable?

Thank you so much for any help you can provide!

Answered by Robert Dawson.
Similar rectangles 2013-08-17
From Mattie:
The dimensions of a rectangular-shaped picture frame are 14 inches long and four inches wide. Which dimensions below represent another frame that i geometrically similar>

a. l=49 in. and w=14in.
b. l=7in and w=3in
c. l=21in and w=8in
d. l=24in and w=14in

thanks

Answered by Penny Nom.
Equal ordinate and abscissa 2013-08-15
From sonit:
the slope of tangent to the curve y=(4-x^2)^1/2 at the point, where the ordinate and abscissa are equal, is
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two perpendicular lines 2013-08-15
From Hanna:
The problem says, "Write the equation in standard form for the line that is perpendicular to the graph of y=5x+1 with a y-intercept of 4." I have no clue how to do this. Please help me!
Answered by Penny Nom.
Golf for 11 2013-08-14
From Don:
2 foursomes and 1 threesome for 6 rounds of golf
Answered by Victoria West and Harley Weston.
The volume of a pond 2013-08-14
From Kelly:
I have a pond that measures 335 feet wide, 385 feet long and 18 feet deep with a 4:1 slope on all four side. How do I figure out how many gallons of water this pond will hold?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Using trig to find the height of a hill 2013-08-14
From Anna:
From the top of a hill, the angles of depression of two successive milestones on a level road, which leads straight away from the hill, are 5degrees and 15degrees respectively. Fine the height of the hill.
Suggestion: BE is drawn perpendicular to AD. Find BE, then BD, finally CD.

Thanks :)

Answered by Penny Nom.
A system of equations 2013-08-13
From Nina:
3x-2y=8
-x+3y=5
What is the solution of the system of equations

Answered by Penny Nom.
An equation in slope-intercept form 2013-08-12
From Brittney:
write an equation in slope-intercept form of the line that is parallel to the grapg of y=-3/4x+6 passes through -8,-5
Answered by Penny Nom.
A mixture problem 2013-08-11
From MJ:
How many liters of pure acetic acid must be mixed with 3 liters of a 30% acetic acid to obtain a mixture of 65%?
Answered by Penny Nom.
If I know only the tax amount, how do I figure out total cost? 2013-08-11
From Patric:
If I know only the tax amount, how do I figure out total cost?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Differentiate x^x - 2^sinx 2013-08-09
From tarun:
derivative of x^x - 2^sinx
Answered by Penny Nom.
Four equations 2013-08-08
From may:
HI how to solve this 4 equations?
A+C = 0
-4A+B-8C+D=1
3A+16C-8D=-29
-12A+3B+16D=5

Answered by Robert Dawson.
Practical uses of trigonometry 2013-08-06
From tharindu:
use of trigonometry
Answered by Penny Nom.
Slicing through a cone to form an ellipse 2013-08-06
From Pulkit:
we get an ellipse on slicing through a cone. Is there a relation between central axis of the cone and this ellipse?
Does it pass through the any of the foci of the ellipse?

Answered by Chris Fisher.
A golf tournament for 12 people 2013-08-01
From Brad:
I've looked all over the web for a solution to this (including searching the archives here) to no avail.

We're doing a golf tournament with twelve people. Each person has a "handicap" that demonstrates their skill level. We have these numbers for each of the 12 players. We are trying to figure out how to schedule two rounds of golf with the most balance possible.

- We are playing two "real" rounds of golf (18 holes). There are four people per group.
- We want to split each round into two 9 hole games, which gives us a total of 4 games
- Halfway through (after 9 holes), you switch partners within the foursome that you're playing in.
- We want everyone to play with 4 unique different teammates

So say you start the first 18 hole round as a group of Players 1, 2, 3, and 4. Players 1 and 2 are a team, and players 3 and 4 are a team. After 9 holes, Player 1 would either be paired up with Player 3 or 4, and the other two players would pair up as well. Then the next day we will mix up the foursomes and do the same thing. In terms of just pure scheduling this is simple. But I'm trying to figure out how to best balance the handicaps (simple average of each team's two handicaps works here). Assuming I'll need some sort of program or spreadsheet. Any help or even a push in the right direction would be a tremendous help. Thanks in advance to anyone who wants to give this a shot.

Answered by Victoria West.
Golf for 16 2013-07-31
From Graylin:
I am going on a golf trip and we have 16 players and need to know a formula that will allow us to all play together at some point in the 4 rounds we are playing. If not possible please provide best case. Thanks.
Answered by Victoria West.
16 golfers 2013-07-31
From Pat:
16 golfers...3 nine hole rounds a day...for 4 days. what are the best pairings for the fewest repeats of partners?
Answered by Victoria West.
Dilution of concentrated acid 2013-07-31
From Adom:
I have 500mls of 90% conc. of an acid. Now I need to prepare 20% concentration from this (say 100mls of this). How much of the stock solution do I take and how much water to add? Thanks!
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two parallel chords of a circle 2013-07-30
From Don:
two parallel chords of a circle AB and CD on the same side from the center measure 6cm and 11 cm respectively. The distance between the 2 chords is 3 cm. Find the radius
Answered by Penny Nom.
A mixture problem 2013-07-29
From Lucy:
Hi, For the following question:

Ten pounds of mixed nuts contain 50 percent peanuts. How many pounds of peanuts must be added so that the final mixture has 60 percent peanuts?(A) 2.5 (B) 5 (C) 6 (D) 10 (E) 12.5,

my math book gives my the following explanation: Try choice (C): 6 pounds of peanuts. The original 10-pound mixture contained 50 percent peanuts, or 5 pounds. Now you have 11 pounds of peanuts in a 16-pound mixture, more than 60 percent. This result automatically eliminates choices (D) and (E) as well.Why would this result automatically rule out D and E? How can you tell? Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.

Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom.
A word problem 2013-07-29
From Gontsejalo:
Your firm held a dance competition. 900 people attended the dance competion.The cost of admission was 20rand per person and 30,50rand per couple.Twice as mant 20rand tickets as 30,50rand tickets were sold.find the amount of money obtained from the tickets sales
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of a semicircle 2013-07-28
From Lucy:
Find the area of the the figure described: a semicircle with arc length 3 pi.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A triangle construction 2013-07-27
From Nazrul:
Two angles and the difference of the lengths of their opposite sides of a triangle are given. How can I draw the triangle. Please help me.
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Ann has a bag of marbles. 2013-07-25
From Carmen:
Ann has a bag of marbles. she gave one half to her friend Tina and then one third to her friend Tom. Now left with 15. How many did she had originally?
Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom.
GST and PST 2013-07-22
From Bev:
Total sales revenues are 116391.38 this amount includes 5% GST and 80% of this amount includes a 7% provincial tax. The other 20% is PST exempt. GST is included in all. How do I figure the PST I owe?
Answered by Penny Nom.
What is the value of |2((i)^(1/2))|? 2013-07-22
From Delilah:
What is the value of |2((i)^(1/2))| ?
i.e. absolute value of 2 multiplied by square root of i.

Answered by Penny Nom.
What is the smallest number? (i.e. the closest number to zero) 2013-07-22
From Charlie:
What is the smallest number? (i.e. the closest number to zero)
Answered by Harley Weston.
18/y=30/25 what number does y represent 2013-07-20
From celeste:
18/y=30/25 what number does y represent
Answered by Penny Nom.
Solve x = ln(x) 2013-07-19
From Udayan:
Sir/Madam, How to find the solutions of the equation, x = ln(x)
Answered by Penny Nom.
10 guys playing 8-9 hole rounds 2013-07-19
From Jason:
I have 10 guys playing 8 9 hole match-play rounds. I need to have everybody play the other 9 men, but need to limit them to only a 9 hole match between them. If we need to go 3-3-4 or 2-4-4 for a better solution, that may be possible.
Answered by Victoria West.
1,990 cubic yards in gallons 2013-07-16
From Tayler:
You have 1,990 cubic yards of concrete to pour. If the average swimming pool holds 25,000 gallons, how many pools can Be poured with the 1,990 cubic yards of concrete.

1 cubic yard= 27 cubic feet

Answered by Penny Nom.
A quadratic with no real roots 2013-07-15
From Pranav:
If ax^2+bx-5=0 has no real roots. Then d sign of 1) a+b-5 2) (25a-5b-5)(4a+2b-5) will be what ??
Answered by Penny Nom.
150 litres has been drawn from a tank 2013-07-14
From henry:
When 150 litres has been drawn from a tank, it is 3/8 full, how many litres will the tank hold?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Dirt to fill a pool 2013-07-13
From Neil:
I had a 24 foot diameter pool. The perimeter of it was at ground level. The pool sloped 1 foot deeper to the middle. In other words "a 1 ft. dish. How many cubic yards of dirt do I need to fill this hole?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Simultaneous equations 2013-07-10
From Warren:
solve this simultaneous equation:
xy=4
2x+3y=14

Answered by Penny Nom.
Distance as a function of acceleration 2013-07-10
From Tom:
If you start at a stoplight and your acceleration is 16t - t^2, how far have you gone after 8 seconds?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Scheduling a 12 person fishing 2013-07-09
From Don:
Greetings Math Central!
I searched the index, but could not find a similar quandary.
Here's my predicament:
I am seeking help in scheduling a 12 person fishing outing.
We have four boats.
I would like to schedule three fishermen to a boat.
We fish 2 1/2 days, split into morning and afternoon sessions.
Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon
We switch boats after lunch, with each fisherman moving to a different boat, with different partners.
I would like to have each fisherman fish with as many others in the group as possible, with a minimum of partner duplication.
I would like to have each fisherman fish in all of the four different boats over the course of the trip at least once.

Would you please suggest a boat / fishing partner schedule that fits my parameters as closely as possible.

Thank you!

Don

Answered by Victoria West.
Diego and his dog 2013-07-09
From William:
john went hunting and walked at a speed of 4 km/h. one hour later, Diego and his dog went to meet john with a speed of 6 km/h and the dog was running between john and diego until they meet up with a speed of 18 km/h. After Diego meets john, how much distance did the dog run?
Answered by Penny Nom.
4 couples golfing 2013-07-06
From Brian:
We have 4 couples going on a 4 day golf vacation playing 4 rounds of golf. I have spent hours trying to set up a schedule that allows the 4 spouse to play together, and then each spouse to play with one of the other spouses (men with women) for the] other 3 rounds.
I would like the foursomes to be different as possible. Also, no-one should RIDE in a cart with the same person more than once.
I am not a math guy so I try to do this by working it out on paper, over and over again. It ain't working!!
If you can help, I am very thankful.
Brian

Answered by Victoria West.
The angle of elevation of the sun 2013-07-03
From Maurice:
A vertical pole with a length of 7m cast a shadow with a length of 5m. Calculate the angle of elevation of the sun and include a diagram.
Answered by Penny Nom.
8 golfers playing 8 games 2013-07-03
From Johan:
We have 8 golfers playing 8 games, and we want to schedule them so that they play together equal amount of times, or as close as you can get to that. They will be playing in two four balls each day. Anyone sorted this one out yet, I will really appreciate a solution? Thanks Johan
Answered by Victoria West.
13 golfers playing 5 rounds 2013-07-03
From Alan:
i have 13 golfers playing 5 rounds. want everyone to play together at least once.
Answered by Victoria West.
13 golfers 2013-07-02
From James:
13 golfers playing in 4 groups [4,3,3,3 per group] for four rounds. Can it be scheduled so that no two people play together more than twice?
Answered by Victoria West.
A league schedule for 6 hockey team 2013-07-02
From Giovanni:
Hello, I try to make a league schedule for 6 hockey team. Each team will play 36 games during the regular season.
I cannot find a proper schedule generator. Can you help me please?
Thank you

Answered by Victoria West.
Fantasy football league 2013-06-18
From Chris:
Hello, I am the commissioner of a fantasy football league. In this week, we play all 17 weeks of the season. It's a 12 team league, and we play each team twice. To do that, we have 5 "double header" weeks, which means you play 2 different teams. I am struggling to come up with a schedule to make this work. Does anyone have a solution?
Answered by Victoria West.
A 3 acre plot 2013-06-17
From Chad:
I have 3 acres 100ft at the top and bottom what is the length of each side to make up the 3 acres
Answered by Penny Nom.
{(1+x)^1/3-1/3X(1+x)^-2/3}/(1+x)^2/3 2013-06-17
From STEPHEN:
{(1+x)^1/3-1/3X(1+x)^-2/3}/(1+x)^2/3
Answered by Penny Nom.
An isosceles tiangle 2013-06-16
From Izzy:
what's the height of an isosceles triangle which has a base of 50 m, and both of the other sides are 25 m?
Answered by Penny Nom.
16 golfers in 2 groups of 8 2013-06-15
From Derek:
we are 16 golfers.2 groups of 8."A" group & "B" group.We are playing 4 rounds,4 players at a time,2 from each group.We don't want to play with or against the same person twice.IE we want to play with 7 different people each day.Is it possible ?-thanks-Derek
Answered by Victoria West.
4=(1+.08)^x 2013-06-15
From Samantha:
I can't seem to understand how to solve for x when it is in power form, here is the equation:

4=(1+.08)^x

Answered by Penny Nom.
Surrounding a pipe with concrete 2013-06-11
From jeanne:
I need 2 inches of cement around a 20 inch pipe that is 20 feet long. Thank you.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two numbers whose difference is 16 2013-06-08
From Johan:
Two numbers whose difference is 16 and whose sum is 120
Answered by Penny Nom.
A kennel for a beagle 2013-06-03
From david:
Hi, I'm building some beagle kennels and I am in need of help with an angle problem. I need to place a roof on my kennel with a drop of 2inches across 3ft 10inches. the posts on the right side will be 5ft and the post on the left will be 4ft 10in. the posts are 4x4 and the space to be covered is 3ft 10in from the outside of the 4x4. Please help, thanks.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Four circles 2013-05-29
From varsha:
four circular cardboard pieces each of radius 7cm are placed in such a way that each piece touches two other pieces. find the area enclosed by the four pieces.
Answered by Penny Nom.
21 golfers 2013-05-27
From Linda:
A database search for a question on how to schedule 20 golfers in groups of 4 was very helpful ( Mona's answer referred to by C. Fisher 9-3-2008) I'm very glad I found this sight. Our problem is we will have 21 golfers in the second half of the season. Is it possible to figure out that schedule? I assume we will have to include byes, but I'm not sure how to go about doing that. Thank you.
Answered by Victoria West.
Simson line 2013-05-23
From Nazrul:
From any point p lying on the circumcircle of the triangle perpendiculars PD , PE are drawn on BC,CA respectively. The line segment ED intersects at the point 0 ; prove that PO ⊥ AB ( PO is perpendicular to AB ).
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Two overlapping circles 2013-05-22
From Alexandra:
There are two overlapping circles. The two non-overlapping regions have areas A and B. As the area of overlap changes, the values of A and B also change. Prove that no matter how big and small the overlap is, the difference between A and B is always the same.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The square footage of a 17 inch by 17 inch tile 2013-05-18
From Leroy:
How do I calculate the square footage of a 17inch by 17 inch tile
Answered by Penny Nom.
r=10cos(t) in cylindrical coordinates 2013-05-18
From r.m:
question from calculus exam: what is the figure obtained having eqn.r=10cos(t) in cylinderical coordinates? i know it is a cylinder with center (5,0) ,but can't the equation represent two cylinders ,one with center (5,0) and the other with center (-5,0). thanks for any help.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The percentage of fat in a container of yogurt 2013-05-17
From Katy:
There is a question that I' having trouble with. It says: "A container of yogurt contains 228 g of water, 54 g of carbohydrates, 12 g of protein and 6 g of fat, what percentage of the yogurt is fat?" How do you convert 6 g into percentage?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Cutting three sections of pipe 2013-05-16
From Michael:
A plumber cuts three sections of pipe from a 12’ length of ABS pipe, the lengths of the sections are 33 3/8”, 56 5/8” and 39 7/8”. What is left over from the full length, if the saw cut is 1/8” wide?
Answered by Penny Nom.
8 3/4 as a decimal 2013-05-15
From Luisa:
How to make 8 3/4 into a decimal
Answered by Penny Nom.
HCF and LCM 2013-05-15
From Kelly:
If HCF and LCM of two numbers is 7 and 20 respectively, then the number/s is/are….
Answered by Penny Nom.
A circle and a chord 2013-05-14
From yashvardhan:
A circle which radius 13cm. Find the length of the chord which is 5 cm away from center
Answered by Penny Nom.
An equation in two variables 2013-05-14
From Steve:
Verify solutions to an equation in two variables. 4x-2y=8 (3, 2)
Answered by Penny Nom.
Dice 2013-05-14
From Julia:
What is the probability of rolling(as many times as necessary) a die and getting a total number(sum) when all the rolls are added together of 11?
Answered by Lorraine Dame.
A 2-digit number 2013-05-13
From A teacher:
Find a “2-digit number” where the sum of the 1st digit (on the Left) and the square of the 2nd digit equal the same number.
Answered by Lorraine Dame, Harley Weston.
Compound interest 2013-05-10
From Kyla:
I am doing correspondents and cannot figure out how to explain the solution to this question, I do not understand how they came to this answer and need it explained step by step so I can complete the following questions in this unit, please help!!! Calculating compound Interest

Johnny invest $800 that pays 8% compounded quarterly for 5 years. How much is the investment worth at the end of the 5th year?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Water use in a rectangular flush tank 2013-05-10
From milo:
A rectangular flush tank 22" by 71/4 contains water to depth of 17" how many gallons of water will be saved if a conservation device reduces the capacity to 3/5 of this amount? And reduced to the nearest tenth
Answered by Penny Nom.
20 golfers over 5 days 2013-05-09
From Russ:
we have 20 golfers over 5 days, with 4 people per foursome which makes 5 groups each day. I would like to each person to play with everyone at least once if possible. Do you have a formula for this?
Answered by Victoria West.
siin (A) and sin (A/2) 2013-05-09
From shanaia:
given that sin A=4/5 and A is obtuse.find sin (A/2)
Answered by Penny Nom.
A triangle and an incircle 2013-05-09
From Max:
On my Geometry Test about tangent, chord, and secant lengths, my teacher gave an extremely difficult problem.
It was a Circle inscribed in a Triangle with all triangle sides being tangents and lengths were given. My class was told to find the length of each segment of the line. The points on each line were the vertexes of the triangle, and the point where the line hits the circle.
Please explain how someone could do this.

Answered by Chris Fisher.
The surface of a solid 2013-05-07
From mustafa:
I am doing a research paper on solid surface applications . Part of the project is to find four at least in our world today and explain what there purpose is. I really need help in this area because I've been searching the internet for where solid surface are used in our world today and I really can't find anything.. Thanking you in advance, mustafa
Answered by Penny Nom.
Drawing a pentagon 2013-05-06
From jacob:
hello. i am trying to draw a template for a project. but i don't have a protractor. i'm trying to draw a normal pentagon with 2cm sides. what i'm trying to figure out is the distance in centimeters from point a, to c, in a straight line. this is needed so that i can measure and create the shape without a protractor, and keep the angles and sides correct. if you can help me with the measurement, or help me another way, any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A silver figurine 2013-05-03
From Renee:
I have a silver figurine, the density of silver is 10.5g/cm3. if the figurine weighed 149 g. to determine the volume, he dropped it into a cylindrical glas of water. the diameter of the glass is 6 cm and the figurine was pure silver, by how much should the water level in the glass rise?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A word problem 2013-05-03
From Shaneaya:
Keikio spent the day bird watching and counted 34 more birds in the morning than in the afternoon. If she counted a total of 76 birds, how many birds did she count in the afternoon?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The rings of a bull's eye 2013-04-28
From Math:
The bull’s eye of a target is a circle 20 cm in diameter. It is surrounded by four rings, each 15 cm wide. Find the area of each ring.
Answered by Penny Nom.
What is the original price? 2013-04-25
From Dylan:
shirts on sale for 25% off, the sale price is 12.75. What is the original price?
Answered by Penny Nom.
How do i reverse this formula? 2013-04-20
From MK:
I have 22,000,000 worth of gold and wants to want to resell the gold back with a profit. Each transaction of gold will have a transaction fee of 15%, so if i resell the gold back at 22,000,000, I will only get back 18,700,000 after 15% transaction cut. The current formula is X-15%X = Y where X = 22,000,000 and Y = 18,700,000 Will u be able to come up with a new formula if we don't know the value of X but we know the value of Y
Something like this X-15%X = 22,000,000. How do i reverse this formula to find the value of X
Thanks

Answered by Penny Nom.
A circle, a chord and an arc 2013-04-16
From Tim:
Morning,
I was told the chord is 3000mm and the depth of chord is 300mm, I can find the radius,(1500 squared + 300 Squared) Divided by (300 + 300) but don't know how to calculate the length of the circle defined by the chord. Regards
Tim

Answered by Penny Nom.
A cyclic rhombus 2013-04-16
From Marisa:
I know that the only rhombus that can be inscribed in a circle is a square, but why is that? I've been racking my brain and the internet for solutions, but have found no logical explainations in relation to the arc degrees and angles. Please help.
Answered by Chris Fisher.
8 golfers, 3 rounds 2013-04-15
From justin:
I have 8 golfers going on a trip. We have 3 rounds to play. We would like to play with everyone (with or against.) Is this possible? If so could you send me the formula please and thank you!
Answered by Robert Dawson.
How do i write log_8(P) =7 in exponential form? 2013-04-14
From nancy:
How do i write this in exponential form log8P =7
Answered by Penny Nom.
4 linear equations with 3 unknowns 2013-04-12
From Marian:
how to solve for 3 unknowns in 4 simultaneous equations
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of a right triangle 2013-04-10
From derek:
The legs of a right triangle measure 4 and 6 inches. The area of the triangle is
Answered by Penny Nom.
Sharing in a car rental 2013-04-09
From Marilyn:
8 persons are planning to share equally the cost of a rental car. If 1 person withdraws from the arrangement and the others share equally the entire cost of the car, then the share of each of the remaining persons is increased by--------------?
Answered by Penny Nom.
10 golfers playing four rounds 2013-04-09
From Terry:
I've searched "golf" and "golf 10" but don't see 10 golfers playing four rounds (each round having one foursome plus two threesomes, and no "flights" as in one earlier answer); each player playing at least once with a maximum number of the other nine over the four rounds?
Answered by Victoria West.
The equation of a line 2013-04-04
From Miranda:
My coordinates provided are (6, 6) and (-8, 9) and i need to put this into ax=bx=c format. I remember the equation to find the slope of y2-y1/x2-x1 to get the slope. However when i put that back into the y=mx+b format it still leaves me with a lot of variables. Please help :)
Answered by Penny Nom.
A gravel pile in the shape of a triangular pyramid 2013-04-04
From Casey:
Hello
Right now I am stuck and I feel embarrassed because I feel like the answer is so easy I should know it.

I am working on a project and need to find a volume of gravel it will take to occupy this triangular prism like area. I am not sure what formulas I should use whether it be that for the volume of a pyramid or something more complex? Basically it forms a right triangle at one side then from there all points slope to one singular point about 10412mm away.
I am attaching a picture drawn up in paint with the actual dimensions to clear up any confusion.

Thank you for any help. Casey

Answered by Penny Nom.
Question 2013-04-04
From Casey:
Hello
Right now I am stuck and I feel embarrassed because I feel like the answer is so easy I should know it.

I am working on a project and need to find a volume of gravel it will take to occupy this triangular prism like area. I am not sure what formulas I should use whether it be that for the volume of a pyramid or something more complex? Basically it forms a right triangle at one side then from there all points slope to one singular point about 10412mm away.
I am attaching a picture drawn up in paint with the actual dimensions to clear up any confusion.

Thank you for any help. Casey

Answered by Penny Nom.
16 golfers over 15 days 2013-04-02
From Mark:
16 golfers, each plays the other 15 golfers once each over 15 days. played in four foursomes each day. What is schedule that allows each golfer to play with other golfers an equal number of times?
Answered by Victoria West.
Every vertex of a cube is assigned a number +1 or -1 2013-04-01
From Shankar:
Every vertex of a cube is assigned a number +1 or -1 . Every face has a number that is the product of all the numbers in its corners. Then the 14 numbers are summed up ( all the vertices and faces ). Can the sum be 0?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
The distance between 2 lines in 4D 2013-04-01
From samane:
how can i measure the distance between 2 lines in 4D??
Answered by Chris Fisher.
We can't write sinx and cosx as a finite polynomial. 2013-03-31
From rimoshika:
prove that we can't write sinx and cosx as a finite polynomial.
Answered by Walter Whiteley.
Simultaneous equations with fractions 2013-03-31
From Terence:
5/x-6/y=1 17/x+30/y=16 I been spending whole day to solve this question. Would be very grateful if you can help I try The denominator value is a equations term which make is simultaneous equations so hard.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of an isosceles right triangle 2013-03-30
From Michelle:
We have a triangle it is a right isosceles. The sides touching the right angle are 10 cm. They hypotenuse is 14.1 (the base) we are trying to find the height of this so we can figure out the area of a shaded sector of a circle.
Answered by Chris Fisher.
A shortest distance problem 2013-03-28
From LYNDELL:
I have a right triangle and know the length of all sides. How do I calculate the shortest distance from the vertex of the 90 degree angle to the hypotenuse?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Tangents to the curve y = x^3 2013-03-24
From Ethan:
How many tangent lines to the curve y = x^33 pass through the point (2, 4)? For each such line, and the exact coordinates of the point of tangency on the curve.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Trigonometry 2013-03-23
From Tizoc:
I am in a trig class and I have a conflict. When solving the length of a side, I know what trig function to use, but I do not know what angle to use in a calculator. To make this a little more understandable, if I have all the angles available in a right triangle and I use the tangent function, how do I know what to use?
Heres what I do not know what to put in my calculator: Tan(?)
Thanks in Advance!

Answered by Penny Nom.
Cumulative Frequency Math Question 2013-03-20
From Primadonna:

Hi,

Please help me solve this question.

Thank you so much.

The cumulative frequency table below shows the length of time that 30 students spent text messaging on a weekend.

Minutes Used Cumulative Frequency
31-40 2
31-50 5
31-60 10
31-70 19
31-80 30

Which 10-minute interval contains the first quartile?

(1) 31–40

(2) 41–50

(3) 51–60

(4) 61–70


Answered by Penny Nom.
Five players in a 4-player partnership game 2013-03-19
From Dee:
I have 5 players who are playing in a 4-player partnership game & want to rotate the 5th person in in such a way that each person is each other person's partner for a game. How can such a rotation be done?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The dimensions of a rectangle 2013-03-19
From stephanie:
the length of a rectangle is 5m more than twice its width, and the area of the rectangle is 88m^2 find the demensions of the rectangle
Answered by Penny Nom.
Six-digit passwords 2013-03-19
From Judy:
Hello:
Can you please explain why the answer to the following question is 10^6? What is the number of possible six-digit passwords when using the digits 0 through 9, with repetition allowed.
Thank you.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Tiling a floor 2013-03-18
From whitley:
Question from Whitley, a student:

How many square feet of tile do you need to cover the floor of a room that is 20ft, 25ft, 15ft, 20ft, 5ft, and 5ft

I made a replica of the floor

Answered by Penny Nom.
An algebraic exercise 2013-03-18
From autumn:
given: f(x)=x/(x^2+2) determine: [f(x-h)-f(x)]/h
Answered by Penny Nom.
If 4 cooks can bake 8 pies in 6 hours????? 2013-03-18
From Kenneth:
Hello:

I want to determine which quantities are directly and inversely proportional in order to determine the answer for the following:.

If 4 cooks can bake 8 pies in 6 hours, 2 cooks can bake how many pies in 4 hours?

Answer: 2 2/3 pies

Can someone fully explain what I need to know in order to determine what is directly and inversely proportional in the example above?

I thank you for your reply.

Answered by Robert Dawson.
Row echelon form 2013-03-15
From Shawn:
Please help me put matrix in row echelon form:

1 9 8 0
5 8 1 35
1 -4 -1 17

Answered by Penny Nom.
Driving a rental car 2013-03-13
From teresa:
Driving a rental car x miles cost y= 0.25x + 25 dollars.

(a) How much would it cost to rent the car but not drive it?
(b) How much does it cost to drive the car 1 additional mile?
(c) What is the y-intercept of y= 0.25x + 25? What does it represent?
(d) What is the slope of y= 0.25x + 25? What does it represent?

Answered by Penny Nom.
A 3 digit number puzzle 2013-03-11
From Bonnie:
My number has 3 digits. My number is not a multiple of 100. My number is a multiple of 50. My number is a factor of 1000. What is my number?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A chart for y=mx+b 2013-03-11
From jacinda:
how to make a chart for y=mx+b
Answered by Penny Nom.
Fencing a parcel of land 2013-03-11
From Koleen:
How much fencing do I need for an 56,850 parcel of land for a 15 stable horse barn
Answered by Penny Nom.
6 miles in 28 minutes what's my average speed? 2013-03-05
From lynda:
6 miles in 28 minutes what's my average speed?
Answered by Penny Nom.
f(x) + f ''''(x)=0 2013-03-05
From Andreea:
Hei. I don’t speak lot of english but here is my question,hope u understand: f(x) + f ````(x)=0. so, my question. what is f(x), where f ````(x) is f(x) derivative by four time ? i tried to find the answer and i knew f(x) is something like that f(x)=e^x*sinx but miss something.
Answered by Brennan Yaremko.
What is the subtotal & GST? 2013-03-04
From REBECCA:
Hi, I have a total of $300. What is the subtotal & GST? How do I work backwards?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Markup and discount to get a sale price 2013-03-02
From Warren:

If you are an ardent shopper you will be aware of the discount (% decrease) marketing strategy to produce the sale price. I began to wonder just how much mark-up (% increase) was added initially to an item in order to deliver the discounted sale price.

It was simple to construct a formula to convert one to the other.

For example a 30% (mark down) decrease in price required a 42.86% (mark up) to increase the price initially to Tag price. However when I started apply the formulae to a number of circumstances I noticed some very interesting circumstances associated with this relationship

For example a 99.999999% decrease is numerically equal to a 9,999,999,925% increase (huge ratio difference) while conversely a 0.1% decrease is numerically equal to a 0.10010010% increase (Infinitesimally small ratio difference) so the patterns appears logarithmic not linear.

However what really caught my attention was this pattern

See http://www.ozsmart.com/doc/percentage.htm

My questions is why does the decline in the ratio of increases in required mark up (%) price peak at 50 and 51% precisely and then expand again as the percentage move higher

Any explanation would be appreciated


Answered by Harley Weston.
A linear programming problem 2013-02-27
From Kelley:
A manufacturer of skis produces two types: downhill and cross-country. Use the following table to determine how many of each kind of ski should be produced to achieve a maximum profit. What is the maximum profit? What would the maximum profit be if the time available for manufacturing is increased to 48 hours.
  Downhill Cross-country time available
manufacturing time per ski 2 hrs 1 hr 40 hr
finishing time per ski 1 hr 1 hr 32 hr
profit per ski $70 $50  

Answered by Penny Nom.
100 animals 2013-02-25
From Jessica:
You have exactly $100.00 to spend. You must get 100 animals.
The chicks cost $0.10 each.
The pigs cost $2.00 each.
The sheep cost $5.00 each.
You must get some of each animal.
How many of each animal can you get?

Answered by Penny Nom.
The tangent to a circle at a point on the circle 2013-02-22
From Andrew:
What is the equation of the line tangent to the circle with equation x^2+y^2=25 at the point (-4,3)
Answered by Penny Nom.
Fractions over fractions 2013-02-22
From Kenssa:
Question from Kenssa, a parent:

Simplify: 3-(7/x)-(6/x^2) / (3/x^2)+(5/x)-2

Answered by Harley Weston.
Your profit should be 20% of your cost 2013-02-21
From anis:
if the customer says your profit should be 20% of your cost..

1) my selling value should be cost +20% of cost = SP

or

2)cost / 0.80 = SP which is correct...if the second answer is right how should i justify my customer

Answered by Penny Nom.
Solve sin 3x = -0.1254 with x between o and 360 degrees 2013-02-21
From David:
sin 3x = -0.1254 0
Answered by Harley Weston.
Solve sin 3x = -0.1254 with 0 2013-02-21
From David:
sin 3x = -0.1254 0
Answered by Harley Weston.
Solve 8 logx > x 2013-02-19
From Fulvio:
Hi, could you solve this equation in algebraic form:

8logx>x

Answered by Harley Weston.
A trig word problem 2013-02-18
From Amy:
Susan notices an unusual rock formation at an angle of 30 degrees to the right of her direction of travel as she is white water rafting. as she continues in a relatively straight path for 20 m, the rock formation appears to be at 45 degrees to the right. she cotninues until the rock formation is directly to her right. how far is she fromt he rock formation?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Extraneous solutions 2013-02-18
From Eileen:
(5x+4)^1/2-3x=0
Answered by Penny Nom.
Related rates 2013-02-17
From Ishaak:
A hemispherical bowl is filled with water at a uniform rate. When the height of water is h cm the volume is π(rh^2-1/3 h^3 )cm^3, where r s the radius. Find the rate at which the water level is rising when it is half way to the top, given that r = 6 and the bowl fills in 1 minute.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Swimming upstream and downstream 2013-02-15
From Kimberly:
a beaver swims down to its lodge 4 times faster than it swims upstream. how many times faster is its speed in still water than the speed of the stream?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Chocolate bars and puzzles 2013-02-15
From sandy:
Alan bought a box of puzzle and two bar of chocolate for $28.
Jan bought 3 boxes of puzzle and a bar of chocolate similar to Alan for $69.
a) Find the cost of a box of puzzle
b) Find the cost of a bar of chocolate

Answered by Penny Nom.
An electron in a TV tube 2013-02-15
From anu:
an electron in a TV tube is beamed horizontally at a speed of (50^6) m/sec. towards the face of a tube 40 cm away about how far will the electron drop before it hits? no information has been provided of initial height from where it is beamed.
Answered by Robert Dawson.
A word problem involving toys 2013-02-14
From sandy:
Each boy gets 5 toys.Each girl gets 3 toys.There are 150 pupils.
The boys had 74 more toys than girls.
How many boys?
How many girls?

Answered by Penny Nom.
A curve in 3-space 2013-02-14
From pardeep:
we have to show that the curve r(t)=(cos t)i+(sin t)j+(1-cos t)k ,0<=t<=2pie; is an ellipse by showing it to an intersection of a right circular cylinder and a plane. i got the eqn. of the cylinder but did not get the eqn of plane.
Answered by Harley Weston.
Dropping supplies from an airplane 2013-02-14
From Claire:
An airplane flying at an altitude of 3500 feet is dropping supplies to researchers on an island. The path of the plane is parallel to the ground at the time the supplies are released and the plane is traveling at a speed of 300 mph.
a) write the parametric equations that represent the path of the supplies
c)How long will it take for the supplies to reach the ground?
d) how far will the supplies travel horizontally before they land?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Is a line lying in a plane an open or a closed region? 2013-02-13
From pardeep:
please help with this question on the open and closed intervals :: Is a line lying in a plane an open or a closed region? my teacher says it is a closed region reasoning out that it contains all it boundary points. please help how is it so?
Answered by Harley Weston.
The height of an aerial 2013-02-12
From ASIT:
A vertical aerial stands on a horizontal ground. A surveyor positioned due east of the aerial measures the elevation of the Top as 48 degree. He moves due south 30metre and measure the elevation as 44 degree. determine the height of the aerial
Answered by Penny Nom.
A cubical shipping container 2013-02-12
From Chantel:
The length, width and height of a cubical shipping container are all decreased by 1.0 ft, thereby decreasing the volume of the cube by 37 ft3(feet-cubed) What was the volume of the original container? (recall: volume of cube with a side length x=x3) Define the variable, write a quadratic equation and solve by factoring.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The equation of a circle 2013-02-11
From mhd:
Complete the equation of the circle centered at(0,4) with radius 3
Answered by Penny Nom.
Simultaneous equations 2013-02-10
From Michael:
2P + 1/3V =8
3P - 2/V=5

Answered by Penny Nom.
The height of a sheet metal cone 2013-02-09
From Charles:
Sheet metal cone.
I need a cone with a finished base of 38.19719 diameter The cone is to be from a 48 diameter round with the wedge cut out. The best calculation I have is the arc is 286.479. (correct?)

Could you verify this arc angle but more so what is the cone height?

Answered by Harley Weston.
Brian is x years old 2013-02-06
From Sabrina:
Brian is x years old.
Peter is 4 years older than Brian.
Amy is 2 years younger than Brian.
The total of their ages is 26 years.
Work out the value of x.

Answered by Penny Nom.
What is the domain of f(x)=sin(ln(x))/ln(x)? 2013-02-06
From Behrooz:
Hi, the following problem may be interesting: What is the domain of f(x)=sin(ln(x))/ln(x)? Be careful, domain is not obvious. Best regards Behrooz
Answered by Penny Nom.
Exponential form 2013-02-05
From Sandra:
What is 37,008 in exponential form? Help me please!!!
Answered by Penny Nom.
We have 10 golfers and four rounds of golf in two days 2013-02-05
From Steve:
We are having a golf tournament. We have 10 golfers and four rounds of golf in two days. We are going to break the group of 10 into two flights. Flight A and Flight B. We would like all members in Flight A to play one nine hole match against each other. All players in Flight B to play one nine hole match against each other. Could we play in groups of 4,3 and 3? What is the best way to make the pairings work?
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Integration from 0 to 2pi of 1/(3cos x + 2) dx 2013-02-04
From ankit:
Integration from 0 to 2pi of 1/(3cos x + 2) dx
Answered by Harley Weston.
A relation on a collection of sets 2013-02-04
From raji:
suppose R be a non empty relation on a collection of sets defined by ARB if and only if A intersection B is nullset.then.....the correct answer is R is symmetric and not transitive...my doubt is how it is symmetric
Answered by Penny Nom.
7x-1/4-1/3[2x -1-x/2]=19/3 2013-02-03
From M:
7x-1/4-1/3[2x -1-x/2]=19/3
Answered by Penny Nom.
Multiplication in base two 2013-02-01
From Michael:
multiply in the indicated base

110two*11two

Answered by Penny Nom.
The fourth side of an irregular polygon 2013-02-01
From Emran:
I have a irregular polygon. I know 3 of the 4 sides, and 2 of the angles. A-B is 285, B-C is 149, and C-D is 310. Angle B is 135 degrees. and Angle C is 45 degrees. Is there a formula to solve for the final side? Thanks.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The multiplication table for the different bases 2013-02-01
From sylvia:
I am having a difficult time trying to figure out how to fill in the multiplication table for the different bases. i don't know how to get the numbers.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of a rectangle 2013-01-29
From Bali:
if the length of the rectangular field is decreased by 5m, its area is decreased by 70 sqm. if the width is increased by 6m, the area is increased by 180 sqm. determine the length and width of the rectangular field?
Answered by Penny Nom.
w varies jointly with the square of u and the cube of d 2013-01-26
From Desiree:
i don't understand how to answer this 'w varies jointly with the square of u and the cube of d'
Answered by Penny Nom.
We have 2 teams of 6 couples each that play 6 games 2013-01-25
From Denise:
We put together a game night where we have 2 teams of 6 couples each that play 6 games. We haven't been able to figure out an arrangement that allows each couple to play each game with a different couple from the opposite team (i.e. Team A couples play every game with a different couple from Team B). Is this possible? It works with 2 teams of 5 couples each.
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Use 9,10,6,8, and 4 to make 10 2013-01-25
From Able:
How do you calculate using BEDMAS 9,10,6,8,4 to equal 10
Answered by Penny Nom.
A geometry word problem 2013-01-24
From Matthew:
"G", "A" and "B" are collinear. "A" is between "G" and "B". "GA" Is 14 less than 3 times "AB". "GB"=46 Find "GA"

How would you solve this?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Golf for 17 2013-01-23
From Richard:
I have looked through the examples on your site but can't find one that suits. I am fiddling with one to see if I can get a result; but not confident. I have 17 players playing 6 rounds in 3 groups of 4 and 1 group of 5. Two players will not be included in any 5 ball group. Can you help me please.
Answered by Victoria West.
Golf for 18 for 18 weeks 2013-01-22
From Al:
We have 18 two man golf teams and we play once a week for 18 weeks. We need a formula to schedule these teams so that they play each other one time only.
Answered by Victoria West.
A railroad embankment 2013-01-22
From clint:
the pennsylvania railroad found it necessary,owing to land slides upon the roadbed,to reduce the angle of inclination of one bank of certain railway cut near pittsburgh,pa.,from an original angle of 45 degrees to a new angle of 30 degrees. the bank as it originally stood was 200 ft.long and had a slant length of 60 ft.. find the amount of the earth removed, if the top level of the bank remained unchanged.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Plotting y=f(x)+2 2013-01-21
From Gavin:
how would you plot y=f(x)+2
Answered by Penny Nom.
How many students have neither brown hair or hazel eyes? 2013-01-20
From Julie:
There are 28 students in a class. 15 have brown hair, 17 have hazel eyes, and 10 have both. How many students have neither brown hair or hazel eyes?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Maximize profit 2013-01-19
From Chris:
A firm has the following total revenue and total cost function.
TR=100x-2x^2
TC=1/3x^3-5x^2+30x
Where x=output
Find the output level to minimize profit and the level of profit achieved at this output.

Answered by Penny Nom.
An equilateral triangle inscribed in a circle 2013-01-17
From Nicole:
How do you find the shaded region of a circle if an unshaded equilateral triangle in inscribed in it. The only other things I know about the problem are that the side lengths of the equilateral triangle are 14 inches.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The weight of a pipe full of water 2013-01-16
From joe:
how do you figure out the weight of a pipe full of water
Answered by Harley Weston.
A balance puzzle 2013-01-14
From Emily:
I'm stuck on this problem and feel that it can't work! The problem is: there is a door with a balance scale on it. In order to open the door, you have to use the 5 weights to balance the scale. On the left side you have 2 boxes to place the weights and on the right side you have 3. You're 5 weights are as follows: 1lbs, 2lbs, 3lbs, 4lbs, 5lbs. How do you place the weights so that the scale is balanced?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Percent as a fractional relationship 2013-01-14
From Kenneth:
What does the following indicate?

"A percent is another way of expressing the ratio or fractional relationship of two numbers."

I know what a ratio is, but the term "fractional relationship" confuses me.

I thank you for your reply.

Answered by Penny Nom.
A large ditch 2013-01-11
From steve:
hi
i have a large ditch to make a road entrance accross, the ditch is a green field on one side and a highway on the other side the ditch depth is 1.8m on the field side and 3.2 on the highway side the culvert pipe is 1,2m in diameter are you with me so far? the entrance from the highway will be 26m wide tapering in to 6m - ,20 m in from the highway there will be a concrete slab of 150mm over the top

the fall from highway to field must not exceed 1/8

any ideas how much stone it will need

Answered by Harley Weston.
The side lengths of a triangle 2013-01-07
From Katie:
How do I find the side lengths of a triangle knowing the base and its height?

Thank you,

Answered by Penny Nom.
A trig identity 2013-01-04
From Tehmas:
Prove sinC+sinD=2sin(C+D/2)cos(C-D/2)
Answered by Harley Weston.
The quadratic formula 2013-01-03
From itsel:
Find the discriminant ans use it to determine the use the quadratic formula to solve the equasion -2x^2+3x+2=0
Answered by Penny Nom.
Mod versus Rem in Turing 2013-01-01
From Eric:
I am a teacher teaching computer science using Turing. I am having difficulty understanding why one would use the mod operator versus the rem remainder operator.

Mod seems to make the resulting sign depend on the sign of the divisor, whereas rem makes the resulting sign depend on the dividend.

Examples:

11 mod 5 = 1 and 11 rem 5 =1
-11 mod 5 = 4 and -11 rem 5 = -1
11 mod -5 = -4 and 11 rem -5 =1
-11 mod -5 = -1 and -11 rem -5 = -1

What I can't understand is why this would matter. For example, -11 / 5 = -2.2 and 11 / -5 = -2.2 get the same result.
So how is a remainder dependent on the sign of one of the parts? What benefit would using one over the other have?

Any insight would be most helpful!

Eric

Answered by Harley Weston.
A triangular island 2012-12-29
From Udit:
A long time ago Mr Gibson found an island shaped as a triangle with three straight shores of length 3 km,4 km and 5 km. He declared an 'exclusion zone' around his island and forbade anyone to come within 1 km of his shore. What was the area of his exclusion zone?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Solve 2x^4+x^3-37x>26x^2+12 using a graphical approach. 2012-12-29
From Tehmas:
Solve 2x^4+x^3-37x>26x^2+12 using a graphical approach.
I don't know how to find the x-intercepts or y-intercepts in this form.

Answered by Penny Nom.
A 12 acre parcel of land 2012-12-28
From John:
What are the dimensions of a 12-acre parcel if it is 3 square acres deep and 4 square acres wide?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Increasing the size of a gift box 2012-12-27
From Tehmas:
The dimensions of a gift box are consective positive integers such that the height is the lowest integer and the length is the greatest integer. If the height is increased by 1cm, the width increased by 2 cm, and the length increased by 3 cm, then a larger box is constructed and the volume is increased by 456 cm^3. Determine the dimensions of each box.
Answered by Harley Weston.
Two polynomials are divisible by x - 2 2012-12-26
From Tehmas:
Determine the values of m and n so that the polynomials 2x^3+mx^2+nx-3 and x^3-3mx^2+2nx+4 are both divisible by x-2.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A 4 digit phone lock using the digits 4, 2, 3 and 0 2012-12-24
From Ragu:
I would like to know formula for searching a combination of 4 digit. eg.

I knew my Phone Lock combination is my car plate number 4230. But this time, i used another way around instead of 4230.

But I am sure, there is only this 4 digits only. 4 & 2 & 3 & 0

Answered by Penny Nom.
The last 4 digits of a cell phone number 2012-12-22
From Jacob:
If the last 4 digits of a cell phone number, XXX-XXX-ABCD, are restricted where: A cannot be 0 or 1 and B cannot be 0 / how many possible 4 digit combinations are left?
Answered by Penny Nom.
3x6)+(12divided by2)-8= ? 2012-12-17
From christina:
hi my question that's been bothering me is what's
(3x6)+(12divided by2)-8= ?????

Answered by Penny Nom.
Milling round stock to square stock 2012-12-17
From Bryan:
Question from Bryan:
I want to know what the smallest diameter round is that will make a 3-1/4" square? Is there a formula for that? I am milling round stock into square.
Thank you.

Answered by Harley Weston.
An integral 2012-12-16
From Slavena:
integration of (lnx)^2 / x dx
Answered by Penny Nom.
An area bounded by lines 2012-12-16
From sidra:
find area bounded by functions:
y=x
y=2x
and y=5-x

Answered by Penny Nom.
A max/min problem 2012-12-14
From bailey:
A right angled triangle OPQ is drawn as shown where O is at (0,0). P is a point on the parabola y = ax – x^2 and Q is on the x-axis.

Show that the maximum possible area for the triangle OPQ is (2a^3)/(27)

Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of an equilateral triangle 2012-12-14
From shreyaarora:
if the area of on equilateral triangle is 24/3cm,then what is its perimeter
Answered by Penny Nom.
A project on reclaiming water 2012-12-11
From shannon:
I'm doing a report to reclaim water off of our campus facility to store in a cistern to use to flush toilets.

In Southeast Wisconsin and average of 82 inches of rain and snow fall annually. I want to collect that off of the roof of our school building. The roof is 37128 square feet. how many gallons annually could I collect?

Answered by Penny Nom.
A parabolic bridge 2012-12-09
From Elizabeth:
1) The figure below shows a bridge across a river. The arch of the bridge is a parabola and the six vertical cables that help support the road are equally spaced at 4-m intervals. Figure B shows the parabolic arch in an x-y coordinate system, with the left-end of the arch at the origin. As indicated in Figure B, the length of the leftmost cable is 3.072 m.

I'm suppose to find the (x-h)^2=-4a(y-k) equation for this word problem and I really do not know where to begin.

Afterwards, I need to find the lengths of the other cables and the maximum height of the arch of the road as well which I am very confused about

Answered by Penny Nom.
Mark has 312 books 2012-12-07
From paul:
Mark has 312 books. He has 11 times as many fiction books as non fiction books. How many fiction books does he have?
Answered by Penny Nom.
An arrow is shot straight up in the air 2012-12-06
From heather:
The skywalk is a glass bottomed platform that hangs over the edge of the Grand Canyon and is suspended 4000 feet above the floor of the canyon. If a tourist shot an arrow straight up in the air from the observation platform, the arrow's height could be modeled by H(t) =-16^2 + 240 + 4000 where H(t) is the height of the arrow above the canyon floor in feet t seconds after being shot, t>0.
(a) Find H(5) and explain its meaning

Answered by Penny Nom.
The angles of elevation and depression 2012-12-03
From Chelsey:
a person on a balcony of one building looks towards a second building. if the angle of elevation to the top of the second building is 25 degrees, the angle of depression to the bottom of the second building is 17 degrees, and the balcony of the first building is 22 feet above the ground, what is the height of the second building?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Transposition error 2012-12-03
From Carol:
What is the correct term for when a child writes 61 instead of 16, or 83 for 38--when they switch the place values of a number?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
A circle inscribed in a triangle 2012-11-28
From Angie:
Circle O is inscribed in triangle ABC. Angle A = 50 and angle B = 60. Find arc XY in dgrees
Answered by Penny Nom.
Sinx=logx+x^2 2012-11-28
From yasmin:
Sinx=logx+x^2
Answered by Harley Weston.
The area of a triangle given its vertices 2012-11-27
From elizabeth:
how to calculate the area of a triangle using points ABC a (2,5) b ( -4,-3) c ( 6, -1)
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two sides of a triangle 2012-11-25
From Nazrul:
In the triangle ABC, AB>AC and the bisector AD of angle BAC intersects BC at D. How can I prove that angle ADB is an obtuse angle.
Answered by Penny Nom.
What is the probability that the sixth draw will be a red ball? 2012-11-23
From Patty:
The probability of drawing a red ball out of a bag containing one red ball and one black ball is 1/2. An experiment is conducted where these two balls are placed in a bag before drawing a ball out. A ball is drawn 5 times from the bag containing the two balls. Each of the first five times the red ball was drawn out. what is the probability that the sixth draw will be a red ball?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Golf for 2 groups of 4 for six rounds 2012-11-21
From Andy:
You have very kindly responded to a couple of questions I asked previously and I have tried to find the answer to my current query on the various links etc. My question: There are 8 of us going on a Golf Tour and we will be playing 2 groups of 4 for six rounds of golf. Is there a suitable schedule that works to ensure everyone plays with each other the same number of times (or as close as possible). Many thanks again for your help.
Answered by Victoria West.
A function problem 2012-11-18
From nahla:
f: IN --> IN
n --> f(n)
for every n that belongs the IN : fof(x) = 4n - 3
and for every n that belongs to IN f(2^n) = 2^(n+1) -1

Calculate f(993)

Answered by Penny Nom.
The square of any odd number, decreased by 1, is divisible by 8 2012-11-16
From bailey:
Prove that the square of any odd number, decreased by 1, is divisible by 8
Answered by Penny Nom.
A path around a pond 2012-11-16
From bailey:
hi there,
A circular pond is surrounded by a path 1 metre wide. The area of the path is 1/4 of the area of the pond.
Find the radius of the pond.

Thanks

Answered by Penny Nom.
Factor (6a^2-5a+1)(8a^2-6a+1)(12a^2-7a+1) 2012-11-16
From bailey:
Factorise f(a)=(6a^2-5a+1)(8a^2-6a+1)(12a^2-7a+1) thus find [f(a)]^1/2
Answered by Penny Nom.
How much should I price the earrings? 2012-11-13
From Sharon:
I want to sell some earrings and make a $12.00 profit on them I have to pay a 35% commission on them. How much should I price the earrings?
Answered by Penny Nom.
-5<2x+1<-1 2012-11-11
From Rahul:
How does -5<2x+1<-1 changes to 1<|2x+1|<5. What is the rule? Can we apply absolute value function throughout the first inequality i.e. can we say |-5|<|2x+1|<|-1|. But then it becomes 5<|2x+1|<1 which is impossible because 5 is not less than 1.
Answered by Penny Nom.
What's your secret? 2012-11-11
From ryan:
Tuscan school has a fair. At the fair, Pia plays "what's your secret? The game starts with 3 players who are told the same secret. Each of those 3 players tells another 3 player, and so on. At the end of the 3rd round, everyone who knows the secret will compare what they have heard. What number in exponent form represents the number of people who know the secret after 3 rounds? How many people is that?

Thank you very much.

P.S. I got 3 cube. which is 27

But when i map it out I end up with 39.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Practical uses of trigonometry 2012-11-11
From Michael:
Where can I find books or information on real life function of sine and cosine?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A mathematical expression with the answer 7 2012-11-10
From emily:
hey um i need to find and problem that fallows bedmas that has one division one multiplication and one sub and one add and one brackets and one exponents that has the answer of number 7
Answered by Penny Nom.
Converting a mixed number to a decimal 2012-11-10
From Mahaveer:
Convert mixed fraction to decimals: 4 2/6
Answered by Penny Nom.
The derivative of y = sin (30º + x) 2012-11-07
From Saskia:
derivative of y = sin (30º + x)
Answered by Harley Weston.
Joe and Chris each bought a six pack of cola 2012-11-01
From Loulou:
Joe and Chris each bought a six pack of cola. Joe gave 2/3 of his away and Chris gave half as many as Joe. how many more colas did Chris have than Joe
Answered by Penny Nom.
Filling a box with wood chips 2012-10-31
From lee-Anne:
Each bag of wood chippings will fill 4m3 how bags would be needed?
Volume of box is 572 cm3
L=11CM
W= 6.5CM
H=8CM

Answered by Penny Nom.
Frosting a three layer cake 2012-10-30
From johnathan:
Each layer of a 3 layer cake is a cylinder with height 7.5 cm. The bottom layer has diamegter 25 cm. The middle layer has dimegter 22.5 cm. The top layer has diameter 20 cm. The surface of the cke is frosted. What area of the cake is frosted. I get 1695.56 but the answer in the book is 2081.3
Answered by Penny Nom.
The sum of a number p and twenty-one 2012-10-30
From mayra:
the sum of a number p and twenty-one
Answered by Penny Nom.
Introductory algebra 2012-10-30
From kevon:
if x = 7 is used in the expression 2x + 5 what is the output
Answered by Penny Nom.
birdhouse in the shape of a rectangular prism 2012-10-29
From Tiffany:
Hello, I am Tiff M. from NYC.
I was solving a math problem about adding,subtracting,multiplying or dividing fractions and mixed numbers. I am not getting this question below.
* Laura is building a birdhouse in the shape of a rectangular prism. The base of the birdhouse has an area of 5 square inches. The height of the birdhouse is 2 7/12 inches. Laura calculated the volume of the bird house to be 10 7/12in. Is she correct?
If not, what did she do wrong?

Answered by Robert Dawson.
Forming an algebraic expression 2012-10-27
From ashley:
A sidewalk has a constant width W and comprises several short sections having lengths 12, 14,and 10 feet. How do I find the simplified expression that gives the number of square feet of sidewalk?
Answered by Penny Nom.
An implicit differentiation problem 2012-10-26
From Katie:
find y' of x^2y-2y^3=3x+2y
Answered by Harley Weston.
How fast is the distance between the aircraft and the car increasing? 2012-10-24
From Steven:
At a certain instant an aircraft flying due east at 240 miles per hour passes directly over a car traveling due southeast at 60 miles per hour on a straight, level road. If the aircraft is flying at an altitude of .5mile, how fast is the distance between the aircraft and the car increasing 36 seconds after the aircraft passes directly over the car?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A label to cover a plastic cup 2012-10-23
From Kevin:
I'm trying to make a label to cover the entire outer area or a plastic cup. I know there must be a way to figure out the dimensions needed, but I can't seem to figure it out. The circumference of the bottom of the cup is 21.4cm and the circumference at the top of the cup is 29.8cm. The cup is 14.5cm tall. What should the height of the arc from the plane connecting the two ends of the 21.4cm arc. I attached a diagram where x is the value I'm looking for. I'm guessing there is some simple relationship between the length of a line and the arc needed to turn that line into a perfect circle, but I don't know what it is. Can you figure this out and share it with me? Thanks.

-Kevin

Answered by Penny Nom.
Differentiation rules 2012-10-23
From Morgan:
Use the derivative rules to differentiate each of the following:
1. f(x)=1/x-1
2. f(x)= sqrt(x)

Answered by Penny Nom.
Some 6 digit numbers 2012-10-23
From Mason:
How many different 6 digit numbers can you make using the digits 1 ,2 5, 6, 7, and 9? How many of these six-digit numbers are divisible by 6?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A 2 acre plot 2012-10-22
From bob:
If a plot of land on the south side is 290.16 feet wide, how many feet on the west and east side to the north to make a 2 acre plot?
Thank You Bob

Answered by Penny Nom.
Solving for a/b 2012-10-21
From Jenny:
If a + 3b is equal to 175% of 6b, what is the value of a/b?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Converting a fraction to a decimal 2012-10-20
From A Teacher:
My students want an easy way to convert a fraction to a decimal, can I get one from you?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two congruent circles in a rectangle 2012-10-20
From Alexander:
Have you ever solved a problem, in which you have a rectangle, from which you need to cut the largest two circles of equivalent diameter? I bisected a rectangle diagonally, but the circles, while tangent to two of the sides, are not tangent to eachother. Can you devise a method for two equivalent circles, that are tangent to two sides, are also to eachother?

Take for example a piece of paper, Each if the two largest circles has a diameter that is greater than the distance to the midpoint of the diagonal bisector of the rectangle.

Answered by Chris Fisher.
A proof by contraposition 2012-10-19
From Rahul:
I am not able to understand the following,
To prove that if for all e>0, |x|0, then |x|>=e. I understand the approach very well but I do not understand why if |x|=e then |x|>=e. If it is so then why not |x|= Thanks in advance!'
Rahul.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Whites and Sulphurs butterflies 2012-10-19
From Arlene:
The Whites and Sulphurs are one major family of butterflies. There are about 720 varieties. Eleven times more Whites and Sulphurs live outside North America, mostly tropical Asia and Africa, than live inside North America. How many of this family of butterflies live in North America? How many live in the rest of the world?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The nth term of a sequence 2012-10-19
From Emily:
I don't understand how to do this question:
Nth term for 9, 7, 5, 3, 1
Is there a fast way to do nth term for this question? Or in fact any question?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Revolutions per second 2012-10-18
From Crystal:
Suppose a car wheel is 26 inches in diameter.
a) If the tire completes one rotation, how far would the car travel?
b) If the car is traveling at 60 miles per hour, how fast is the car wheel spinning in revolutions per second?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Passing out graph paper 2012-10-18
From Andrea:
mr karnowski has a stack of 125 sheets of graph paper.He is passing out g sheets to each of his students. What is the expression for the number of sheets he will pass out to the first 5 students?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Percentiles 2012-10-17
From Kenneth:
Question from Kenneth:

Hello:

What is a common calculation used to determine percentiles?

For example, five employees have the following salaries:

Office worker 1 - $25,000

Office worker 2 - $27,000

Office worker 3 - $30,000

Office worker 4 - $32,000

Office worker 5 - $35,000

What is the percentile rank of office worker 3 who earns $30,000?

Here's what I know: Add the number of salaries. Total: 5

Add the smallest number of salaries less than $30,000. There are two.

Now, divide 2 by 5 and multiply by 100. 2/5 * 100 = 40

I think the office worker making $30,000 is in the 40th percentile. and I'm not sure what this ranking indicates.

I thank you for any helpful reply and or different calculation.

Answered by Harley Weston.
The degree measure of the central arc of a circle 2012-10-17
From Crystal:
On a circle with radius of 12 cm is an arc of length 20 cm. What is the degree measure of the central angle used to make this arc?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The height of a triangle 2012-10-17
From Brian:
the base of my triangle is 12 metres and the two sides are 8.45 metres can you help me find the height of the triangle
Answered by Penny Nom.
Walking home from school 2012-10-15
From margie:
My sister can walk from school to home in 40 minutes. I can walk from school to home in 30 minutes. Today I stayed for some extra help, and my sister was already 2/5 of the way home when I started. If I walk at my usual speed, can I catch my sister before she gets home? If yes exactly what fraction of the trip have we covered when I catch her? If no exactly what fraction of the trip have I covered when my sister gets home?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A question about a parallelogram 2012-10-14
From Renu:
Question from renu, a parent:

ABCD is a parallelogram. BP and DQ are two parallel lines cutting AC at P and Q respectively. prove that BPDQ is a parallelogram

Answered by Harley Weston.
A tank with an inner walled compartment 2012-10-12
From don:
I have a tank 20 feet diameter, 19' 8" tall with an inner walled compartment that has a 7' 6" radius arc with in the tank. I need to figure out the volume of the inner area and the volume of the larger area.
Answered by Harley Weston.
A word problem involving a fraction 2012-10-12
From Derrick:
If the numerator and denominator of a fraction are both decreased by 1 the fraction becomes 2/3. If the numerator and denominator are both increased by 1 the fraction will be 3/4. Find the original fraction. How to do?
Answered by Penny Nom.
GST in New Zealand 2012-10-10
From Colleen:
I work out my claimable gst each month but need to know the total sales or purchases amounts for filling in my six monthly paper work. How do I do that. I tried doing the opposite of calculating the gst i.e. x3 and /23 but it is slightly different to my total.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A four digit number 2012-10-09
From cyndi:
find this 4 digit number: the tens digit is 1/3 of the hundreds digit; the 2 digit number formed by the tens and ones digits i the largest prime number smaller than 40; the sum of all 4 digits is the same as the number of face on an icosahedron ? what is the number?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Three piles of top soil 2012-10-07
From Steve:
I need your help please, I am looking to purchase some top soil and keep getting conflicting answers.
There are 3 piles and here are the sizes;
Pile #1: 203 feet around and 21.29 feet high.
Pile #2: 195 feet around and 18.75 feet high.
Pile #3: 150 feet around and 17.98 feet high.
I look forward to hearing back from you asap.
Thank You!
Steve

Answered by Harley Weston.
A problem that yields a linear equation 2012-10-07
From Eshraj:
one fourth of a whole number is three more than one fifth of the next whole number.find the whole number
Answered by Penny Nom.
How many oranges? 2012-10-06
From Rodger:

Question from Rodger, a teacher:

How Many Oranges?
Marjorie, Colleen, and Bob picked oranges together. They were tired after picking a large number of oranges and so fell asleep. Marjorie woke first and decided to take her third of the oranges and head home. She counted the oranges, and found that the number was divisible by 3 if she took one of the oranges first. Marjorie took one orange and then took one-third of the remaining oranges. She left quietly.
Bob awoke a short time later, noticed that Colleen was sleeping, and presumed Marjorie had gone for a walk. He decided to head home because he wasn't feeling well. Not realizing that anyone had left, he counted the oranges and found that the number of oranges was two more than a number that could be easily divided by 3. So he took the two extra oranges and then one-third of what was left. He left without waking Colleen and without waiting for Marjorie to return.
Colleen finally awoke and wondered where her friends had gone. She assumed they were both busy somewhere nearby. Before she left, she counted the oranges and was surprised at how small the number was. She found that the number of oranges was one more than a multiple of three, so she took the extra orange and one third of those remaining.

1. What was the total number of oranges the friends picked?
2. How many oranges were left behind when Colleen departed?
3. Is more than one answer possible for the total number of oranges? If so, what other numbers are possible? Explain.
4. Based on the values you found in problem 3, determine a reasonable solution to the problem. Explain your answer.
5. Is it possible that five oranges remained after Colleen took her share? Explain.
6. Could there have been six oranges left after Colleen departed? What about 46 oranges initially? Explain
7. Find a pattern that gives all the possible numbers of oranges that the friends picked. Explain your pattern

5. Is it possible that five oranges remained after Colleen took her “share”? Explain. 6. Could there have been six oranges left after Colleen departed? What about 46 oranges initially? Explain 7. Find a pattern that gives all the possible numbers of oranges that the friends picked. Explain your pattern

Answered by Penny Nom.
Two circle problems 2012-10-05
From shahad:
question 1
find an equation for the circle through the point (0,0) and (6,0) that a tangent to the line y=-1
question 2
find an equation for the circle through the point (0,0) and (17,7) whose center lies on the line 12x-5y=0

Answered by Penny Nom.
Painting 400 drums 2012-10-05
From Jordan:
This cylinder is given:

Cylinder with a height of 84 cm and a diameter of 54 cm.

Question: The exterior of the drum (cylinder), except the base, is to be painted blue. calculate how many litres of paint will be needed to paint 400 drums if one litre of paint covers 8.8meters Squared. Answer to nearest tenth of a litre.

Answered by Harley Weston.
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From Jordan:
This cylinder is given:

Cylinder with a height of 84 cm and a diameter of 54 cm.

Question: The exterior of the drum (cylinder), except the base, is to be painted blue. calculate how many litres of paint will be needed to paint 400 drums if one litre of paint covers 8.8meters Squared. Answer to nearest tenth of a litre.

Answered by Harley Weston.
Four tangent circles 2012-10-04
From renu:
inside of a circle K of radius length measure R,three circular discs A,Band C each of radius r are placed so that each touches the other two and K . express R in terms of r. in the space between K, A and B , another circular disc D is placed which just touches K, A and B. if the radius is s, show that (6+root3)s=(2+root3)r
Answered by Penny Nom.
Find an algebraic expression 2012-10-03
From Karen:

Question from Karen, a parent:

Find an algebraic expression relating the input and output.

input output
   
3 1
9 3
15 5
21 7
27 9

Answered by Penny Nom.
Solve 8t-r=12t for t 2012-09-29
From Monejah:
I need help solving 8t-r=12t for t
Answered by Penny Nom.
A problem involving simple interest 2012-09-27
From Tash:
The amount of money in a single year of an investment after P dollars were initially invested is A = P + Prt, where r is the rate of simple interest. What expression describes P? How much money was initially invested if the account has $1000 one year after the initial investment and the interest rate was 5%?
Answered by Penny Nom.
More on marbles in a jar 2012-09-27
From josh:

Question from josh, a student:

Suppose you have a jar containing 100 red marbles and 100 white marbles. A) If you draw 5 marbles in a row, throwing each marble across the room as you draw it, what is the probability that at least one of them was red? B) If you draw 101 marbles in a row, throwing each one across the room as you draw it, now what is the probability that at least one of them was red?

I saw that this answer was already answered but "The probability that at least one is red is 1 minus the probability that they are all white." makes no sense to me can you please explain i thought that each time a marble is taken out the amount left is different can you please explain better


Answered by Robert Dawson.
The perimeter of a rectangle 2012-09-19
From aretha:
calculate the perimeter of a rectangle with the long side 462ft x 9inches and the short side 50% less.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Changing the sign of an inequality 2012-09-19
From Bryauna:
Why do you change the signs in inequalities?!
Answered by Penny Nom.
Equivalent sets 2012-09-13
From asif:
show that (-1,1)~(1,1) or give its counter example
Answered by Harley Weston.
Equivalent fractions 2012-09-13
From lily:
if i had 1/3 and i had to find the problem an they gave me 20 what will be the denominator
Answered by Penny Nom.
Cones, pyramids, cylinders and prisms 2012-09-13
From Roy:
I read on this page that a pyramid is a special kind of cone, but a cone is not a pyramid. Does this apply to cylinders. Is a prism a special kind of cylinder, but a cylinder is not a prism?
Answered by Robert Dawson.
The dimensions of a rectangle 2012-09-12
From Becky:
A rectangle has an area of 48 square inches and perimeter of 32 inches. Find the dimensions of the rectangle.
Answered by Penny Nom.
An equilateral triangle and a regular hexagon in a circle 2012-09-11
From Heidemarie:
The vertices of an equilateral triangle with side length of 10 sqrt 3 cm lie on a circle. Find the side length of the regular hexagon whose vertices lie on the same circle.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The units digit 2012-09-11
From Shaunice:
Simplify each of the following expressions and determine what the last digit would be. a. (24^15) 4
Answered by Penny Nom.
Golf for 12 2012-09-10
From John:
To have 12 players in groups of 4 playing in 4 games with different people each day
Answered by Victoria West.
The height of a building 2012-09-08
From Lin:
How do surveyors determine a height of a building 150 feet away with an observation angle at 40 degrees? What is the elevation of that top floor?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A profit of 35% 2012-09-07
From Jack:
If a product cost me $10.00 and I want a profit of 35% what is my sell price? How do I figure the sale price to make a 35% profit on the sale?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The volume of fluid in a tank 2012-09-06
From Dave:
I have vertical round flat bottom tanks of various dimensions. It is easy to find total volume but I would like to know how to figure out the coversion factor to go from how many centimeters of liquid is in the tank to the number of total cubic meters of volume. So if my float gauge on the tank says there is 50 cm of fluid in the tank, how many cubic meter of total volume is there?
Answered by Harley Weston.
The hypotenuse 2012-09-06
From Jeevan:
how can i find the height and base of a right angle triangle if i have the hypotenuse only ?
Answered by Penny Nom.
(2y+1)/3=(1y-1)/2 2012-09-06
From jenna:
(2y+1)/3=(1y-1)/2
Answered by Penny Nom.
A container of split peas 2012-09-06
From Laurie:
I have a container that is 471 square inches (length*width) and is 2.3 inches high. I want to cover the bottom with 1/2 inch of split peas, in order to anchor escort cards (place cards) for a wedding. How many pounds of split peas do I need to cover the area to a height of 1/2 inch? Thanks
Answered by Penny Nom.
Row echelon form 2012-09-05
From Jennifer:
Hello, my name is Jennifer. I am a 12th grader in Pre-Calculus and I was wondering if you may help me with Row Echelon Form.

x + 2y - 3z = -5
-2x - 4y - 6z = 10
3x + 7y - 2z = -13

Answered by Penny Nom.
Angular velocity 2012-09-05
From Kyra:
A belt connects a pulley of radius 8cm to a pulley of radius 6cm. Each point on the belt is travelling at 24 cm/sec. Find the angular velocity of each pulley.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A tangent to f(x) = 1/x 2012-09-04
From Steven:
Consider the graph of the function f(x) = 1/x in the first quadrant, and a line tangent to f at a point P where x = k. Find the slop of the line tangent to f at x = k in terms of k and write an equation for the tangent line l in terms of k.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two cubes 2012-09-04
From alexis:
a cube has one face that is equal to the total surface area of another cube. Find the ratio of their volumes
Answered by Penny Nom.
Exponential form 2012-09-04
From angie:
How do i write 9^-5 in exponential form?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The number of solutions of sinx = x^2 + x +1 2012-09-01
From anamika:
number of solutions of

sinx = x^2 + x +1
graphically?

Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of a rectangle 2012-08-31
From mario:
The area of a triangle when on side is x and the other is x+6
Answered by Harley Weston.
Exponntial form 2012-08-30
From Robin:
My math teacher has asked the question:

"Write mmmxxjmyy2 in exponential form"

How would you solve this problem?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Golf for 20, two teams of 10 2012-08-30
From Mark:
Hi I have to teams of 10 people playing Ryder cup format(against each other) Can I have all 20 people playing with someone different over 3rounds of golf while remaining on there respective team I.e. players 1 to 10 must team up with a player of that group against a pair for players 11 to 20
I hope you can solve this for me
Thanks a bunch Mark

Answered by Victoria West.
12 golfers, 4 rounds 2012-08-29
From Paul:
We have 12 golfers who will play four rounds of golf - how can we organize the foursomes so that each player has the most exposure to the other 11 players?
Answered by Victoria West.
A schedule for 6 teams and 37 games 2012-08-29
From Giovanni:
Hello, i try to prepare a schedules for 6 teams, and every teams will play 37 games before the playoff. How to make a schedules? thanks
Answered by Victoria West.
Minutes and seconds 2012-08-29
From Casey:
I have to write a variable equation. The questions says there are 60 seconds. but we need to write and equation to solve for minutes. Is it 1/60 or 1/s
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Making a wind sock 2012-08-28
From John:
I am trying to build a wind sock and need to be able to lay the shape out on cloth. I need the wind sock front opening (diameter) to be 3 1/2" and the rear opening diameter to be 1". The windsock needs to be 9 1/2" long. I tried using the example of the person trying to make a crayfish trap but got confused and could not figure out my numbers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

John

Answered by Penny Nom.
Expected value 2012-08-25
From melanie:
The probabilities are 0.24 , 0.35 , 0.29 , and 0.12 that a speculator will be able to sell a subdivision lot within a year at a profit of P120, 500 , at a profit of P80,000 , at a profit of P40,000 , or at a lost of P60,000 respectively . What is his expected profit ?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Probability 2012-08-23
From Christine:
In a study of alcoholics, it was found out that 40% had alcoholic fathers and 6% had alcoholic mother. Fourty-two percent had at least one alcoholic parent. What is the probability that a randomly selected alcoholic will ...
Answered by Penny Nom.
A 2-digit number 2012-08-23
From patty:
Write the 2-digit number that matches the clues. My number has a tens digit that is 8 more than the ones digit. Zero is not one of my digits. My number is
Answered by Penny Nom.
The difference of the numbers on two dice 2012-08-19
From dilys:
Two fair dice are thrown. Find the probability that the difference of the two numbers is divisible by 4?
Answered by Chris Fisher and Lorraine Dame.
The volume of a sphere 2012-08-18
From Rohit:
why isn't volume of a sphere = Area of a semicircle x the circumference. i.e. if we revolve a semicircle around its axis we get a sphere
Answered by Penny Nom.
Kirkman schoolgirl problem 2012-08-18
From Anthony:
need to have the number from 1-15 in 6 rounds of 3 numbers without the numbers be repeating in the same row . eg round 1
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
10 11 12
13 14 15

2nd round
1 4 7
10 13 2
5 8 11
14 3 6
9 12 15
Answered by Chris Fisher.

A rotating schedule 2012-08-16
From Dusty:
Ok, Im trying to create a rotating schedule. There are four jobs and four people but, one of four people cant preform one job. How can I figure out a rotating schedule for this issue?
Answered by Victoria West.
Golf for 16 in 7 rounds 2012-08-16
From Elizabeth:
Hello, I am trying to sort out golfing for 16 guys for 7 rounds. However the twist is that the teams are broken down into 8 old boys vs. 8 young boys. Ideally, each of the players would only play each other once within their own team and then twice within all of the matches. Is that possible? Thanks for your help, my brain is hurting!
Answered by Victoria West.
The length and depth of a chord 2012-08-16
From Tim:
Can I find the radius of a circle, if I have a chord of 2400mm, and a depth between the center of the chord and the perimeter of the circle of 150mm ?
Thanks
Tim

Answered by Penny Nom.
Problem solving 2012-08-15
From Sugavanas:
If length of a rectangle exceeds its width by 5 m. if the width is increased by 1m and the length is decreased by 2 m, the area of the new rectangle is4 sq m less than the area of the original rectangle. Find the dimensions of the original rectangle.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A tapestry rod on a curved wall 2012-08-14
From Marlyn:
I have a curved wall with a radius of 6'. I am trying to have a 36" rod made to hang a tapestry and need to figure out the degree measure of the arc. Can you help me please?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The exponential function form f(x)=a^x 2012-08-13
From Lucy:
Hi,
Why does the "a" value in the exponential function form f(x)=a^x have to be negative?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Two altitudes of a scalene triangle 2012-08-13
From grace:
Two of the altitudes of a scalene triangle ABC have length 4 and 12. If the length of the third altitude is also an integer, what is the biggest that it can be? Justify all of your conclusions.
Answered by Chris Fisher.
The intersection of normal subgroups 2012-08-13
From nokks:
let (G,*) BE A Group and prove that the intresection of normal subgroups of G is itself a normal subgroup of G
Answered by Penny Nom.
The volume of half an ellipsoid 2012-08-10
From Darcy:
Hi, I need to calculate the volume of half an ellipsoid, split horizontally along the long axis. In effect, an oval shaped mound of soil. So the bottom would be an ellipse. I have the length, width and height measurements but not the formula. Thanks!
Answered by Robert Dawson and Walter Whiteley.
A 4 digit number 2012-08-09
From May:
The number is given as ABCD. The first digit is a quarter of the last digit. The second digit is one less than the first digit. When the number ABCD is multiplied by four its digits appear in the reverse order. None of the digits are the same. What is the number. Pleas help because my child need help and I can not do this. Thank you.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The difference between two numbers is 7. 2012-08-09
From May:
The difference between two numbers is 7. When the two numbers are multiplied the answer is 60. How do I work out the two numbers,I tried solving for one unknown and substitution and can not do it. Pleas show me how to do this.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A garden in the back yard 2012-08-04
From Lucy:
Your boss says that his wife has put an 18 × 51 foot garden in along the whole back end of their back yard. He says that this has reduced the back-yard lawn area by 24%. What are the total dimensions of his back yard? What are the dimensions of the remaining lawn area? I found this question on purplemath(http://www.purplemath.com/modules/percntof3.htm). I still don't understand how to solve it. Can you walk me through the process please? Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer my question.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A plane travelling with the wind and against the wind 2012-08-03
From Gwen:
The time of a plane trip of 450 miles, with the wind is 3/5 the time of the return trip against the wind. If the plane travels 120 mph in still air, what is the wind speed?
Answered by Penny Nom.
5 + 5 + 5 - 5 + 5 + 5 - 5 + 5 x 0 = 2012-07-29
From Tom:
5 + 5 + 5 - 5 + 5 + 5 - 5 + 5 x 0 =
Answered by Harley Weston.
Three right triangles 2012-07-26
From Jora:
I am having a lot of difficulties with this question.

Name: Jora
Subject: Math
Who are you: Student

Answered by Chris Fisher.
The distance between overlapping circles 2012-07-26
From Jeff:
I have two circles of different size that overlap one another: Circle #1 has an area(A) of 731,475, so I can calculate its radius as 482.6. Circle #2 has an area(A) of 502,517, so I can calculate its radius as 400. If I know that the area where they overlap is 179,271, how can I calculate the distance between the midpoints of these two circles?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
John's electronic store 2012-07-25
From Jora:
Electronic Store John opened an electronic store in December. During his first month, He sold 10 LCD TVs and 20 Plasma TVs. His income during that month was $12800. In January, he sold 25 LCD TVs and 40 Plasma TVs for an income of $27600. In February he projects to sell 30 LCD TVs and 50 Plasma TVs. If John expenses are $28900 in February, how much money will he have after paying the expenses?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A regular hexagon inscribed in a circle 2012-07-25
From jim:
A regular hexagon with an area of 24√3 is inscribed in a circle. What is the area of the circle?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of a rectangle 2012-07-24
From michael:
the dimension of the rectangle are (x+5) and (x-3) find its area
Answered by Penny Nom.
A pile of topsoil 2012-07-23
From Perry:
I have a pile of topsoil that is 42ft long and 16ft tall shaped like a cone how many yards of topsoil do I have.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Fence post holes 2012-07-19
From Gerry:
Hello, I'm digging 30 8" dia holes, 5 ft deep for fence posts that are 4"x 4" Can you please help me figure out how much stone dust I should order for all 30 holes. Thanks
Answered by Penny Nom.
A truncated cone: the central angle 2012-07-17
From Tom:
I have researched several sites, including this one and am fairly confident I can do the calculations required to produce the two radii and the slant height for a truncated cone. I a somewhat confused by the central angle. Some sites indicate that it should never exceed 180 degrees while others do not. Different examples on your site seem to use this in two different ways in constructing a truncated cone. Sometimes the angle seems to indicate the section to be removed, while in other examples the angle seems to indicate the section to be saved. Since the two angles will always total 360 I am confused about how to use the info to calculate the minimum rectangle required to contain the pattern. I'm guessing that in some cases I may need to use the chord or sagitta to determine the desired height and width of the material. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Tom
Answered by Penny Nom.
2 threesomes for golf over 4 days 2012-07-16
From Jim:
How to arrange for 2 threesomes for golf over 4 days equitably.
Answered by Victoria West.
Probability and curling rings 2012-07-16
From Fatima:
In the olympic event of curling, the scoring area consists of four concentric circles on the ice with radii of 6 inches, 3 feet, 4 feet, and 6 feet If a team member lands a (43 pound) stone randomly within the scoring area, find the probability that it ends up centred on a.red b.white c.blue

I am explaining the figure also in words The smallest Circle is of White color then a blue colour circle then again a White colour circle then the last big circle of red color The answer for a bit is 5/9 I tried it with many ways but I am not getting the answer Please clearly tell me what is n(S)and what is n(E).

Answered by Penny Nom.
A volume of revolution 2012-07-15
From Tewodros:
Let f(x) = e^x and g(x) = x^1/2 both be defined on [0,1]. Consider the region bounded by f(x), g(x), x = 0, x = 1. Rotate this region about the y-axis and determine the volume using the shell method.
Answered by Harley Weston.
The angular elevation of the sun 2012-07-14
From VINEET:
WHAT IS ANGULAR ELEVATION OF THE SUM
Answered by Penny Nom.
A sand box with 14 sides 2012-07-10
From Tom:
Want to build a sand box for a pool that is fourteen foot round wanted to make it in fourteen pieces of wood what angle would each piece be and how long would each piece be
Answered by Harley Weston.
The height of an isosceles triangle 2012-07-10
From ken:
I am trying to determine the various heights of an isosceles triangle, if each has the same base dimension and varies in the degree of the base (equal) angles. What is the method to do this? As an example, of the base is 10, and the two equal angles are each 45 degrees, what is the height? With the same base (10), but with the two equal angles at 60 degrees, what is the height? And with the same base (10) and the two equal angles at 75 degrees, what would be the height?
I know how to calculate the degrees of the third angle (add the degrees of the known angles, and subtract from 180); but am unsure if that is needed for figuring the overall height. And to be clear; I am not looking for the length of the sides of the triangle, but the height from the base to the top point.
Thank you!

Answered by Chris Fisher.
2x+underroot2=3x-4-3underroot2 2012-07-09
From Eshraj:
2x+underroot2=3x-4-3underroot2
Answered by Penny Nom.
Six people divided into three groups of two 2012-07-09
From Fatima:
Six people call them A,B,C,D,E,F are randomly divided into three groups of two,find the probability of the below event(do not impose unwanted ordering among groups) E andF are in the same group I solved it but I have a doubt that it is wrong . My answer is 576 Please help to solve this problem.
Answered by Lorraine Dame and Penny Nom.
Finite probability 2012-07-08
From Fatima:
Tamika selects two different numbers at random from the set{8,9,10}and adds them.Carlos takes two different numbers at random from the set {3,5,6}and multiplies them.What is the probability that Tamika's result is greater than Carlo's result
Answered by Penny Nom.
A cubical tank 2012-07-07
From jake:
a storage tank is in the form of a cube. when it is full of water,the volume of water is 15.625 m cube. if the present depth of water is 1.3m, find the volume of water already used from tank
Answered by Penny Nom.
An octagonal sandbox around a pool 2012-06-12
From Linda:
My pool is 15 feet across and it is round.

How do I measure to cut wood to build a sandbox around it? was thinking it will look like an octagon.

Thanks

Answered by Harley Weston.
Two equations involving fractions 2012-06-12
From Fatima:
Hi ,teacher gave two question to my daughter as follows
Solve 2/x+3=(1/xx-9)-(1/x-3)and
Solve (4/x-2)-(x/x+2)=16/xx-4


Please help me
Thanks & regards fatima

Answered by Penny Nom.
Expanded exponential form? 2012-06-12
From Ramon:
express the numbers 990 614 000 005 in expanded exponential form.
Answered by Harley Weston.
Scheduling an academic competition 2012-06-12
From Mike:
I need to schedule 18 high school teams to play each other in a "Jeopardy!"-like academic competition. Teams compete against each other 6 at a time (simultaneously) in 3 different rooms. What will the minimum amount of matches (I believe 6 ?) we would have to play to ensure that each team plays every other team exactly twice?

And more importantly: what would that schedule look like?

The best I've come up with is having most teams playing twice, but with 2 pairs of teams having to play either only once or sometimes 3 times.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give! :-)

Mike

Answered by Chris Fisher.
The position of an aircraft relative to the airport 2012-06-08
From Dennis:
"Air traffic controllers usually describe the position of an aircraft relative to the airport by altitude, horizontal distance, and bearing.  Suppose an aircraft is at altitude 500m, distance 15km, and bearing 35 degrees east of north.  What are the x,y, and z components (in meters) of the position vector. The x-axis is east, the y-axis is north and the z-axis is vertical.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A multinomial theorem 2012-06-08
From Anuj:
if (1+x+xsquare) whole raise to 20 is a0 + a1x + ........ + a20xraise to 40, then find a0 + a2 + a4 + .......... + a38.
How do you solve this???????

Answered by Robert Dawson.
Long division 2012-06-07
From Emily:
Simplify the expression using long division (9x^2-41x-6)/(x-4)
Answered by Penny Nom.
A reel of cotton thread 2012-06-05
From Grace:
91 meters of cotton goes round the cotton reel. About how many times does the cotton go round the reel?
Give your answer to the nearest ten.
(The Diameter of the cylinder is 3cm)

Answered by Penny Nom.
29 golfers 2012-06-04
From robert:
i have 29 golfers and have to make 8 teams for a golf scramble there will be 5 teams of 4 and 3 teams of 3 what is the fairest way to make up the teams?
Answered by Victoria West.
16 golfers, 4 rounds 2012-06-04
From Gerry:
16 golfers, 4 rounds - best pairings so that everyone plays with each other at least once.
Answered by Harley Weston.
A cyclist a jogger and a fly 2012-06-04
From Emd:
A cyclist & a jogger are 20 miles apart. Cyclist goes 20 mph & jogger 7mph towards each other. A fly starts on nose of cyclist & flies at 20 mph from cyclist to jogger & back & forth until they meet. How far has the fly travelled?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A parabola 2012-06-04
From Madeline:
In a parabola, I need to know what "a" b and c determine. I think that a determines the width of the parabola, but I am not exactly sure what b, and c do.
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Translation of a graph 2012-06-02
From Sean:
the information is thus: $f(x)=3(x+1)^2-2$ I wish to translate up 2 units and move 2 units right.
Answered by Penny Nom.
An octagonal home 2012-05-29
From Jan:
Lot size is 30' by 30' will a 1,165sq ft. Octagon home fit on lot? I don't know the wall size's only the total size of building? Thank You for have this? If this won't fit what size in sq ft will fit?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Golf 16 2012-05-29
From marknp:
16 players only want tp play with one player each one time
Answered by Victoria West.
The volume of a wedge 2012-05-28
From olwethu:
volume of wedge that have side 3,3 cm and 6,2 cm and 20 cm long?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of a semicircle 2012-05-28
From Rebecca:
how do you find the area of a semi circle and then how do you add the area of a semi circle and the area of a rectangle?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Multiples 2012-05-28
From Kenneth:
If I understand correctly , a multiple is a product of two numbers. For example some of the multiples of 6 are 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, etc. I just multiplied 6 by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.

Are the multiples of a fraction, for example, 2/3, determined in the same way? Are they 2/3, 4/3, 6/3, 8/3, 10/3, etc., or are they instead, 2/3, 4/6, 6/9, 8/12, 10/15, etc.?

Or do fractions have no multiples?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Division in base eleven 2012-05-27
From Zoe:
How do you divide numbers that are in base 11?

For example;

9A7A6A divided by A

Answered by Penny Nom.
Finding the circumcentre 2012-05-24
From Glen:
Hi, I'm having trouble finding the circumcentre of these 3 co-ordinates- A(1,1) B(10.5,1) and C(6,6). I understand what circumcentre is but I cannot work out where it is. Thanks very Much, Glen
Answered by Chris Fisher.
A 10 inch circle using 2x4s 2012-05-19
From Ralph:
I want to form a 10" circle with 4"high pieces of 2 x4's. If each 2x4 piece sit next to each other,What degree would I have to cut each side of the 2x4's, and how many would I need to form a 10 inch circle. I know there is a formula for this out there somewhere.
Answered by Harley Weston.
How fast am i driving? 2012-05-18
From bozenga:
How fast am I driving if I cover 40 feet in .1 seconds (1/10th of a second)?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Romeo and Juliet live 40 miles apart 2012-05-18
From Abigaíl:
Romeo and Juliet live 40 miles apart. Romeo jogs 8mph, while Juliet “fast walks” at 4mph. They leave their houses at the same time and journey toward each other.
a) How many hours after they start will they meet?
b) Approximately how many miles from Romeo’s house is their meeting point?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Math, time and rate 2012-05-18
From Abigaíl:
Romeo and Juliet live 40 miles apart. Romeo jogs 8mph, while Juliet “fast walks” at 4mph. They leave their houses at the same time and journey toward each other.
a) How many hours after they start will they meet?
b) Approximately how many miles from Romeo’s house is their meeting point?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Three tennis balls 2012-05-17
From eiman:
Three tennis balls are placed inside a container . the tennis balls are tangent to the top, bottom,and sides of the container . find the volume of air inside the container surrounding the tennis balls if the diameter of the tennis balls is 6 inches
Answered by Chris Fisher.
16 golfers 2012-05-17
From Nohemi:
Can 16 golfers each play in foursomes for 6 days? I found the answer for 5 days, but is it possible to do it for 6.
Answered by Robert Dawson.
The area of a triangle 2012-05-17
From Emilee:
hi. How do i find the area of a triangle if the vertices are (-3,0) (-2,2) and (3,0). I graphed it and it came out a triangle. How do I find the area of it in an easy way?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Slope 2012-05-16
From Kodie:
What is the easiest way to find slope?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A lamp shade 2012-05-15
From Fleur:
I am helping my child make a cone lampshade, the measurements are as follows in "cm's"
21 cm = height
8 cm = top diametre
40 cm = bottom diametre

Please could you give the pattern (cut out) dimensions for final cut.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Multiplying binomials 2012-05-14
From Jordan:
How do I solve the equation:
3(x+4)(x-6)

Answered by Penny Nom.
Sharing the profit 2012-05-14
From Mafiza:
A and B started a business by investing $6000 and $8000 respectively. At the end of the year, a profit of $2100 is made. How much amount will A get as his share of profit?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A normal distribution problem 2012-05-13
From Alysia:
The scores on a test taken by 1000 students are normally distributed with a mean of 66 and standard of deviation of 12. If the college wishes only the top 8% of people to get an A, what would the cutoff score be for the A's?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Solve for x 2012-05-12
From Desiree:
3x -5^2=8
Answered by Penny Nom.
Water in a hemispherical bowl 2012-05-12
From Jimmy:
A bowl of water, being a hemisphere has a radius of 36cm. Water is filled in the bowl and has depth of 18 cm. Find the surface area of the water?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Golf for 6 2012-05-12
From Steve:
We have six golfers playing in two threesomes for six rounds of golf. Can you help solve this so that everyone plays with everyone else the same amount of times or close to it? Thanks!
Answered by Victoria West.
Drawing an isosceles triangle 2012-05-10
From Nazrul:
How can I draw an isosceles triangle whose each angle adjacent to the base is twice the vertex angle?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Cycling and running 2012-05-07
From liz:
a biathlete travels 20 miles in 2.25 hours. She cycles part of the way at 12 mph and runs the rest at 5 mph. How far did she run?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A 25% sulfuric acid solution 2012-05-03
From Scott:
In order to make a 25% solution with 96% Sulfuric Acid, how much of the Sulfuric do I add to DI water to make up 2000ml??
Answered by Penny Nom.
Golf: 8 players over 4 days in 4-balls 2012-05-03
From JimB:
I cannot seem to get this to work. Previous answers cover 2-balls, but we are 4-balls.

What we really want is for each player to play with each other, at least once and no more than twice.
Ideally, each would also play equally in the first and the second 4-ball of the day.

Answered by Victoria West.
The maximum distance from the vertex of a triangle 2012-05-02
From David:
There are three towns A,B,and C, equi-distant apart. A car is 3 miles from town A, and 4 miles from town B. (ie, somehwere outside of the triangle which the three towns form) What is the maximum distance that the car can be from town A?
This was asked as quiz question in my local pub last Sunday.
The answer is 7. How do I prove it?
Best regards. David in Denton.

Answered by Robert Dawson and Chris Fisher.
The dimensions of a rectangle 2012-04-30
From Nikki:
Name the dimensions of a rectangle that has the same area as this triangle? I found the area of the triangle, which is 30. What do I have to do in order to complete this math problem?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Third side of a irregular triangle. 2012-04-27
From Darya.:
How to find third side of irregular triangle if c = 17m, b = 28m and area S = 210m^2.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The parameterization of a parabola 2012-04-27
From Shawna:
I am having problems finding the parameterization of a parabola. The question I was given is: Find the work done if a particle moves from the points (-2,4) to (1,1) along the parabola y=x^2, while subject to the vector force of F=(x^3y,x-y). So how would I start with finding the parameterization of a parabola?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A circle inscribed in a triangle inscribed in a circle 2012-04-26
From Maty:
How do i find the area of a triangle inscribed a circle while another smaller circle is circumscribed by the same triangle and the radius is 8.
Answered by Chris Fisher.
The exponential form of log8=P 2012-04-25
From Kristina:
what is the exponential form of log8=P
Answered by Penny Nom.
The circumcentre and orthocentre of a triangle 2012-04-25
From Nazrul:
The circumcentre and orthocentre of a triangle is given. A point on a side of the triangle given. A vertex of the triangle on the circumcircle is also given. How can I draw the triangle? Please Help me. Thank you for answering my previous questions.
Answered by Chris Fisher.
How to find the base length of a isosceles triangle if only the sides are given? 2012-04-25
From aqilah:
how to find the base length of a isosceles triangle if only the sides are given?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
A puzzle with a triangle and 57 2012-04-25
From sharon:

Question from sharon, a parent:

We have been battling with this for days and cant find any solution -

Using each of the following numbers once, fill all the spaces in the triangles so that each side of the triangle adds up to 57

numbers are 11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19

diagram is -

      0      
    0   0    
  0   57   0  
0   0   0   0

 

Any ideas ? this has to be in in just over 24 hrs ......help!


Answered by Chris Fisher.
A sloped yard 2012-04-24
From William:
Trying to calculate fill dirt for leveling a sloped yard to place a slab. Slab is 30'x40', yard slopes from corner #1 south 40' to Corner #4 drop is 11". From corner #1 east 30' to corner #2, drop is 11 1/4". From corner #1 southeast at a 45 degrees, 50' to corner #3, drop is 19 3/4". Corners numbered in a clockwise direction.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A parabolic bridge 2012-04-24
From Adiba:
A bridge constructed over a bayou has a supporting arch in the shape of a parabola .Find the equation of the parabolic arch if the length of the road over the arch is 100 meters and the maximum height of the arch is 40 meters. I did the problem but not sure is it correct . I did like this f(0)=0we get c=40 if we took quadratic equation in x for a down ward parabola then how to find b and a please show me the answer of either a or b .Or I should use the standard form of parabola y=a(x-h)^2+k then how to find a,h,k please help me
Answered by Penny Nom.
2x^2+5x+2 2012-04-23
From eddie:
2x^2+5x+2
Answered by Penny Nom.
A common chord to two circles 2012-04-22
From Nicole:
What is a common chord between two circles and how is it found in the problem: Two circles intersect and have a common chord, the radii of the circles are 13 and 15, the distance between the circle's centers is 14, find the common chord.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Gray siding and stone chimneys 2012-04-22
From lupita:
Fifty houses are on the north side of a river. The 2nd house has gray siding, and every 5th house after that also has gray siding. The 11th house has a stone chimney; every 3rd house after that also has a stone chimney. How many of the 50 houses have stone chimneys but do not have gray siding?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The sarsen circle 2012-04-21
From Firdous:
I found the circumference but after what to do I am not getting the question is.The diameter of the sarsen circle is 33 meters,since there were originally 30 sarsen stones located on the circumference, how far apart wold the centres of the stones have been?Round to the nearest tenth of a meter.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of a quadrilateral 2012-04-21
From Rajat:
calculate the area ABCD in which AB is 48'1'',BC is 98'4'',CD is 61'4'',DA is 102'10'',AC is 110'3'',BD is 116'9''.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Golf for 12 2012-04-20
From glenn:
need to schedule 12 players for a 20 week season
Answered by Victoria West.
Golf for 12 2012-04-20
From Bram:
We are heading on a golf trip with 12 guys, playing 6 rounds. Can you please provide the formula whcih which have the least duplication.
Thanks in advance,
Bram

Answered by Victoria West.
Liters and gallons 2012-04-20
From ann:
the fuel tank of jacks car hold 72 litres when full jack uses half a tank of fuel he travels240 miles how many miles does he cover for each gallon of fuel
Answered by Penny Nom.
16 golfers 2012-04-20
From steve:
i have 16 golfers, 4 in "A" flight , 4 in "B" flight , 4 in "C" and 4 in "D"

We are playing 4 rounds (4 teams of 4) and every group must have a player from the A B C an D flight, and in no round may 2 people have already played together!

Answered by Victoria West.
What was the class average? 2012-04-20
From olwale:
a class which consist of 15 boys and 10 girls sit for a test. the average score of the boys is 20 and the girls' is 25. find the average score of the class.
Answered by Penny Nom.
5 machine make 5 gadgets in 5 minutes 2012-04-20
From Charles:
5 machine make 5 gadgets in 5 minutes,
so how long does it take for 100 machines make 100 gadgets?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Golf for 12 2012-04-18
From Brent:
I have a golf group that is set up as follows: 12 players, broken into 2 teams of 6. I am looking for a formula to have one player from team A play against one player for team B each round, not repeat the match, and ride with as little duplication as possible. I know that it is not statistically possible with these numbers and will have at least one round that has duplication.
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Golf for 10 2012-04-18
From Bob:
Question from Bob:

Hi,
I am trying to set up pairings for 4 rounds of golf with only 10 golfers (2 foursomes and 1 twosome) and trying to minimize duplications. Any formulas or help?

Answered by Victoria West and Harley Weston.
An equation of the form y=mx 2012-04-17
From Samiya:
what would be an equation of the form y=mx with the points (-2, 6) and (1, -3) for the line?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A pyramid on a regular hexagon 2012-04-14
From deepak:
There is pyramid on a base which is a regular hexagon of side 2a cm. If every slant edge of this pyramid is of length 5a/2 cm, than what will be the volume of this pyramid
Answered by Penny Nom.
A tangent line to a circle 2012-04-14
From Novelyn:
find an equation of the line tangent to a circle with equation x^2+y^2+6x-8y-27=0 at the point P(1,-2)
Answered by Penny Nom.
A 14 man golf league 2012-04-12
From Paul:
14 man golf league. Need to have alternating 2 man teams for 18 weeks. Need to rotate foursomes so no one is stuck in twosome more than once. Can you help?
Answered by Robert Dawson and Victoria West.
A golf league with 2 man teams 2012-04-11
From Cosmo:
wanting to set up a golf league with 2 man teams. There are 14 A players and 14 B players.We want each A player to team with each B player once and each A player to play against each other A player once.Is this possible
Answered by Victoria West.
Two cars approach a right-angled intersection 2012-04-10
From Michael:
Two cars approach a right-angled intersection, one traveling south a 40km/h and the other west at 70km/h. When the faster car is 4km from the intersection and the other case if 3km from the intersection, how fast is the distance between the car cars changing?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The height of a cylindrical container 2012-04-10
From Rodney:
a cylindrical container has a radius of 6cm. the container is holding 255 cm3 of water. rounded to the nearest quarter inch, what is the minimum height of the container?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Golf for 28 2012-04-10
From EARL:
HI, I HAVE 28 GOLFERS AND I NEED A SCHEDULE FOR 5 DIFFERENT DAYS THERE WILL BE 7 GROUPS OF 4 PLAYERS EACH DAY. ALL PLAYERS WOULD LIKE TO PLAY WITH ONE ANOTHER ONCE AND NOT PLAY WITH EACH MORE THAN ONCE IF POSSIBLE OR LIMIT THE TIMES A GOLFER PLAYS WITH ANOTHER TO A MINIMUM IF POSSIBLE. (PLEASE SEND AN EXAMPLE OF THE SCHEDULING OF THE GROUPS FOR THE TEE OFF ORDER)
THANKS FOR ANY SOLUTIONS YOU CAN PROVIDE.
EARL

Answered by Robert Dawson.
A semi-circular roof gutter 2012-04-09
From Kyle:
A semi-circular roof guttering contains some water.
The cross-section of the guttering has a diameter of 10 centimetres. The surface of the water collected in the guttering is 8cm. What is the depth of water in the gutter?

Answered by Penny Nom.
A maximization problem 2012-04-09
From Nancy:
After an injection, the concentration of drug in a muscle varies according to a function of time, f(t). Suppose that t is measured in hours and f(t)=e^-0.02t - e^-0.42t. Determine the time when the maximum concentration of drug occurs.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The spread of a rumor 2012-04-09
From Roohi:
The function f(t) = a/(1+3e^(-bt)) has also been used to model the spread of a rumor. Suppose that a= 70 and b=3 0.2. Compute f(2), the percentage of the population that has heard the rumor after 2 hours. Compute f'(2) and describe what it represents. Compute lim t approaches infinity and describe what it represents.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A number puzzle 2012-04-07
From Kenya:
my number is less than 25
my number of tiles will make only one rectangle
my number is odd
my number is a factor of 36

Answered by Penny Nom.
Water is flowing from tank A to tank B 2012-04-06
From Noel:
At First, Tank A was completely filled with water. The tap from Tank A was then turned on and water flowed out at a constant rate. The water which flowed out was collected into Tank B. At the end of 6 minutes, Tank A was 2/3 full. After a further 8 minutes, Tank A had 2.4 liters of water left while Tank B was completely filled with water. Find the capacity of Tank B.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A 12 foot long board 2012-04-05
From Lesley:
If I have a board 12 feet long and am building shelves 2 1/4 feet in length, how many inches are left?
Answered by Jaymi Peterson and Penny Nom.
A rectangular prism 2012-04-05
From Tori:
How do you find the base height if the base width is 10ft. The height is 7ft. And the volume is105ft.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of a right triangle 2012-04-03
From Shelli:
How do you find the area of a right triangle if you only know that the hypotenuse is 10 and that the base and height are unknown but are equal?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Radioactive decay 2012-04-02
From Christy:
Hello, how do I go about answering this question?

Should I be using the formula Ce^(kt)?

Given that the decay constant for Radium is -.000428/year, how long, to the nearest year, does it take a sample to decay to 15% of its present mass?

Answered by Penny Nom.
1+2+4+8....= -1 2012-04-02
From Andy:
In this minutephysics video, it's claimed that 1+2+4+8....= -1 Is this true, and if so, how?
< href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIq5CZlg8Rg">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIq5CZlg8Rg

Answered by Robert Dawson.
A circle drawn around a equilateral triangle 2012-04-01
From BIMAL:
what is the diameter of a circle drawn around a equilateral triangle of size 6 cm
Answered by Penny Nom.
A lot with a slope 2012-03-30
From Carlos:
I have a lot with a slope. On the right I need to bring it up 2', From that point to the left is 112' which at this point I need to bring it up 5' for it to be level . The distance front to back is 80'. What is the cubic yards of this area that I need to fill in.
Answered by Harley Weston.
Golf for 17 2012-03-29
From Richard:
Hi Guys,
I have a scheduling problem which I don't think you have covered before.
Apologies if you have!
I have 17 golfers due to play 4 rounds of golf.
Each round will consist of 3 threeballs and 2 fourballs (ie. 17 golfers in 5 groups)!
Is it possible to come up with a schedule where each golfer plays
with different partners in each round?

Answered by Robert Dawson.
The period T of a pendulum 2012-03-27
From Ashley:
The period T of a pendulum is given in terms of its length, l, by T=2pi sqrt(l/g) where g is the acceleration due to gravity(a constant)
a. find dT/dl
b. what is the sign of dT/dl
c. what does the sign of dT/dl tell you about the period of the pendulums?

Answered by Penny Nom.
A uniform probability density function 2012-03-26
From Noeline:
The label on a bottle of liquid detergent shows contents to be 12 ounces per bottle. The production operation fills the bottle uniformly according to the following probability density function:
f(x) = 8 for 11.975 ≤ x ≤12.10
and
f(x) = 0 elsewhere

a. What is the probability that a bottle will be filled with 12.02 or more ounces?
b. What is the probability that a bottle will be filled between 12 and 12.05 ounces?
c. Quality control accepts production that is within .002 ounces of number of ounces shown on the container label. What is the probability that a bottle of this liquid detergent will fail to meet the quality control standard?

Answered by Penny Nom.
The equation of a line 2012-03-26
From Danielle:
Hello, could you help me figure out what the equation of the line is in the form of Ax+By=C with the points (-2,0) and (0,3)? Thank You!
Answered by Penny Nom.
Painting a pool 2012-03-25
From Salai:
A swimming pool measures 8m long, 6m wide and 1.5 m deep. The special paint for the pool cost $6per square metre. How much will it cost to paint the interior surfaces of the pool ?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A cubic inequality 2012-03-25
From Victoria:
The flight path of a bumblebee above the ground can be modelled by the function f(x)= 2x^3- 17x^2+ 11x + 130. Where x is the time in seconds and f(x) represents the height in inches above the ground. The entrance to the bee's hive is located 100 inches above the ground. Determine when the bumblebee's height is greater than 100 inches. The bee's height was monitored from 0 to 25 seconds inclusive. (over the domain 0
Answered by Penny Nom.
Angle measures 2012-03-21
From jogiboy:
how can i get the sine theta if the given is 3.14/3
Answered by Penny Nom.
How long will it take lee to catch up with jodie? 2012-03-21
From kirsten:
for example, if jodie is on the bus travelling at 10 m.p.h and lee is walking at 4 m.p.h how long will it take lee to catch up with jodie?? what is this mathematical name for this
Answered by Harley Weston.
A steamroller with a 3 foot diameter and a 6 foot width makes 20 revolutions 2012-03-21
From Robert:
A steamroller with a 3 foot diameter and a 6 foot width makes 20 revolutions. How much ground area does it pave?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Gravel, sand, cement and an equilateral triangle 2012-03-21
From saheed:
how many tonnes of gravel and sand,bags of cements will be required to concrete 5feet depth/deep of 4feet equilateral triangle?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Two overlapping circles 2012-03-21
From Monty:
If you have a 3.75" radius circle overlapping a 5" radius circle with their centers 3" apart what would be the area of the non-overlapped portion of the small circle?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of an irregular hexagon 2012-03-20
From Jacob:
I am having trouble finding the area of an irregular hexagon with 5 right angles. It has 5 given sides, with the lengths as follows:

8.2 ft.
6 ft.
4.5 ft.
2.2 ft.
6 and one third ft.

Answered by Chris Fisher.
Remainders 2012-03-18
From Leslie:
Question: Janice has some marbles. When she divides them into groups of 4, she has 2 marbles left over. If she divides them into groups of 5, she will also have 2 left over. What is the least number of marbles she can have?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The length is inversely proportional to the width 2012-03-18
From David:
For a given set of rectangles, the length is inversely proportional to the width. In one of these rectangles, the length is12 and the width is 6. For this set of rectangles, calculate the width of a rectangle whose length is 9
Answered by Penny Nom.
A vertical line passing through (10,4) 2012-03-16
From Isabelle:
Hi! My question is this:

Write the equation of each line described:
A vertical line passing through (10,4)

I would really appreciate your help!
Thanks,
Isabelle

Answered by Penny Nom.
Forming a triangle from 3 line segments 2012-03-15
From rustom:
A point X is selected at random from a line segment AB with midpoint 0. Find the probability that the line segments AX, XB, and A0 can form a triangle.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Probability 2012-03-14
From tom:
Let A and B be events with p(A ∪ B)= 7/8, p(A ∩ B)= 1/4, p(A' )= 5/8
Find:
a. p(A)
b. p(B)
c. P(A ∩ B')
...problem for me is that if p(A') = 5/8 then P(A) should be 1/4...so that the p(A' ∪ A) = p(A ∪ B) = 7/8...however, the book says the answer for p(A) is 3/8...does that mean, my interpretation is wrong (because if it is, then all my answers would be crap)...or is it just another typographical error?

Answered by Penny Nom.
The dimensions of a rectangle 2012-03-13
From irvyn:
if you are only given the area and the perimeter how do you find the dimension?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A trapezoidal prism filled with sand 2012-03-12
From Maria:
could a Trapezoid that is 80 inches high with a 54 inch width top and a 89 inch width bottom and a 80 inch depth hold 58 cubic yards of sand?
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Circles 2012-03-11
From Deniz:
Two circles are externally tangent and the lengths of their diameters are 4 and 6. Find the length of the segment joining the centers of the circles.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Buying school supplies 2012-03-09
From Jada:
Hi, my daughter is having difficulties with a problem she is in the 5th grade, and insisted that it was a guess and check problem, but she really doesn't understand, and I don't either. Can you help us out?

Danielle is buying school supplies. She has $7.25 to spend.
Notebook: $0.75
Pencils: $1.95
Pens: $2.50
Planner: $5.00
Please help by explaining the guess and check strategy for a problem like this. Thank you.

Answered by Penny Nom.
A clock takes 3 seconds to strick the hour of 3 o'clock 2012-03-09
From saptarshi:
[ A clock takes 3 seconds to strick the hour of 3 o'clock. How many seconds will it take to strick 9 o'clock?]
Answered by Robert Dawson.
A water tank is in the shape of a truncated cone 2012-03-08
From Victoria:
Suppose you have a water tank in the shape of a truncated cone. The larger diameter is K, the smaller diameter is K/2, and the height is also K (all measured in meters). The force of gravity on an object of mass, m, is F=9.8m (measured in Newtons). The density of the water is 1000 kilograms per cubic meter. What is the volume of the tank and how much mass will the tank have when it is full?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A lost combination 2012-03-06
From pam:
I lost the combination for my luggage that I haven't used for many years. It is a 3 digit combination. I'm pretty sure only these numbers could have been used: 0,1,2,3,7,8,9. Can you give me a calculated list of all these combinations?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The dimensions of a conical tent 2012-03-04
From yash:
a conical tent is to accommodate 11 people.Each person must have 4m square of space on the ground and 20m cube at air to breathe.Find the height and radius of the conical tent.26202
Answered by Penny Nom.
Tina is older than Catherine by 1 year and 7 months 2012-03-03
From jennifer:
Tina is older than Catherine by 1 year and 7 months. Karen is younger than Tina by 2 years and 11 months. If Karen is 7 years and 2 months old, find out Catherine's age.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Percentage of water in a soil sample 2012-03-01
From avi:
what i need is the formula in getting the percentage from gram. situation:
i need to know how many percent will i declare in getting the moisture of a soil sample i weighed 2,000 grams of soil before i dried it out in the oven, after few hours the recovery of the dried out soil is 1,700 grams. How many percent will be the water content? kindly send me a formula in computing this.
thank u very much!

Answered by Penny Nom.
The area and perimeter of a rectangle 2012-03-01
From RAJIB:
PEREMETER OF A RECTANGLE IS 24. FIND THE AREA ?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The height of an equilateral triangle 2012-02-29
From Carley:
Hi my name is Carley. I am an 8th garder. What us the height of an equilateral triangle si the sides are 18 cm?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Mr. Schneider's mass 2012-02-29
From Khiya:
Mr. Schneider's mass is 2 digits. The first digit is 3 times the second digit. Both digits are odd numbers, and his mass is greater than 35 kg. What is Mr. Schneider's mass?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Measuring the liquid in a horizontal tank 2012-02-28
From Philip:
I have a steel gas tank that is 3' dia X 5' length. The total volume is 1000 litres. But how much is left when I use a stick and measure 6" from the bottom or 12" or 24" ?? Is there a formula to use for this task?

Thanks.

Answered by Harley Weston.
The weight of a steel plate 2012-02-27
From david:
what is the weight of a steel plate that is 1/2" thick, 20" wide, and 45"long if the steel weigh .28 lb per cubic inch.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Tiling a floor 2012-02-27
From jamie:
how many 16in by 16in blocks would it take to cover a 16ft by 16ft floor?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Parametric equations 2 2012-02-25
From Kathy:
If the angle at time 0 is not 45 degrees how can you find the initial velocity? Ball thrown from height of 7 feet. Caught by receiver at height of 4 feet after traveling 90 feet down the field. Find initial velocity. You had a similar problem answered but the angle was 45 degrees so the cos and sin were equal and the equations were simpler to work with. Thank you!
Answered by Harley Weston.
Expected value 2012-02-24
From Lara:
A life insurance company sells a $250,000 1-year term life insurance policy to a 20-year-old male for $350. According to the National Vital Statistics Report the probability that the male survives the year is 0.998734. Compute and interpret the expected value of this policy to the insurance company.
I'm very confused on how to do this. I assume x is the profit the insurance company makes in the year of $350 but beyond that I don't know what to do. Thanks.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Integral 1/(25-x^2)^3/2 2012-02-22
From John:
Integral 1/(25-x^2)^3/2
Answered by Harley Weston.
The volume of an irregular tetrahedron 2012-02-22
From Brittany:
If I am given an irregular tetrahedron with the coordinates of the 4 points how do I find the volume? For example I am asked to find the volume and only given the points A(-4,-3,5), B(2,-1,2), C(0,-5,0), and D(-2,0,0) can you shown me the working and formular to find the volume?
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Dt[sin t tan (t^2+1)] 2012-02-21
From Ayu:
Ayu
Dt[sin t tan (t^2+1)]
derivatives

Answered by Harley Weston.
A 23 acre airport runway 2012-02-21
From Ron:
I have a 23 acre plot. If it were in a straight line, would it be enough distance for a plane to take off and land if the plane needed 1 mile?
Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom.
The 10000th day of her life 2012-02-21
From derrick:
Ella was born early in the morning on a Friday.She got married on the 10000th day of her life. What day of the week was it?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Tim sells 6 times as many oranges as apples 2012-02-20
From Bronwen:
Tim sells 6 times as many oranges as apples. If he sell 490 in total one morning, how many of each type were sold?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A circle inscribed in a quarter circle 2012-02-20
From sonam:
ABC is a quarter circle and a circle is inscribed in it and if AB=1cm than find radius of a small circle.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Demarkus is paving a new driveway 2012-02-19
From Anita:
Demarkus is paving a new driveway for a local YMCA volunteer club. The driveway is 90 yards long and 6 yards wide. If the concrete cost $2.50 per square foot, how much will it cost Demarkus to cover the driveway?
Answered by Penny Nom.
If x ix directly proportional to y then ... 2012-02-19
From Crystal:
I understand that we say x and y are proportional, then y = kx.
Generally when we say x is proportional to y, we think that when x increases y increases.
Now I am questioning whether that is actually true.
If k is negative, then when x increases, y DECREASES.
My question is does this mean this statement is incorrect:
If x is proportional to y, when x increases, y increases proportionally.
Is it more correct to say:
If x is proportional to y, when x increases, y either increases proportionally or decreases proportionally.
Along the same line of reasoning, when x is inversely proportional to y, we think that when x increases y decreases, but that is true only if k is positive.
Is that correct?

Answered by Harley Weston.
Fractions and proportions 2012-02-16
From Kenneth:
Hello:

I read the following in an old textbook:

Display the numbers 27, 18, 26, and 39 so as to form a proportion.

Which set of equal fractions is correct?

18/27 = 26/39

18/26 = 27/39

I thank you for your reply.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Margie threw a ball 2012-02-16
From mary:
at 9:45 Margie threw a ball upwards while standing on a platform 35ft above the ground. The height after t seconds follows the equation: h(t)= -0.6t^2 +72t+35
a) what will be the maximum height of the ball?
b)how long will it take the ball reach its maximum height??

Answered by Harley Weston.
Figures with dots 2012-02-15
From A:
Okay so my daughter came home and had this question for homework from her teacher. I have no idea what it means HELP!!
The question shows a figure that is a square. It has 5 dots on the top, bottom and on the sides looks similar to this:
. . . . .
.       .
.       .
.       .
. . . . .
they want to know 3 more ways to show the number of dots in the figure. They have already shown one with just counting them and the other one that they showed was circling the four corner dots and then taking the dots in between with a number sentence set up like this: 4+4*(5-2) = 4+4*3= 16. They also besides giving 3 ways want us to write a number sentence and an algebraic sentence to show the number of dots in the figure with "n" sides. Please help! So confusing ! I don't know if my square turned out or not but it should be 5 across the top and bottom and on the sides and no dots in teh middle it is just the outside.

Answered by Penny Nom.
A word problem 2012-02-15
From Bo:
Jane guessed a number. Tom guessed a number that was double the sum of 1 more than twice the number guessed by Jane. Sum of the numbers guessed by both were 27, what are the numbers?
Answered by Penny Nom.
36 golfers 2012-02-15
From Steve:
We will have 36 golfers playing 4 rounds of golf and would like to have different foursomes each round. In other words, no player will play with another more than once.
Answered by Harley Weston.
A cylindrical container 2012-02-14
From KRIS:
YOU ARE PaCKAGING 4 EQUAL SIZED PAINT CANS WITH A RADIUS 8CM AND A HEIGHT OF 20CM, IN A CIRCULAR CONTAINER.What is the surface area of the packing container?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Jack and Kate set off in their cars ... 2012-02-13
From akiri:
Jack and Kate set off in their cars from the same point to travel the same journey. Jack has a start of eight minutes before Katie sets off. If Jack travels at 50mph and Katie travels at 75mph, how many miles will be travelled when the two cars are level?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A storage box with a slanted roof 2012-02-13
From Sophia:
Hi!
I have another problem.

The diagram shows a side view of a box which is used to store small logs of wood for burning in a fire place. The slopping lid has an overhand of 15cm.
a) Calculate the total length of the slopping lid to the nearest cm.
b) When the lid is open above ground will the end of the lid be?

P.S. Please see attached.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Simplify the expression 2012-02-12
From Christy:
Hi guys, ok so I'm having problems with solving this equation since it's been so long I've done precal.
I have to find critical points so I have to find the derivative first. This is what I've done so far s(t)= (t-6)^4 * (t+1)^2
t'= 4(t-6)^3*(1)*(t+1)^2+ 2(t+1)(1)*(t-6)^4
so this is where I got stuck, which is the algebra part. How can I simplify this to get the answer to figure out the critical points.

Answered by Penny Nom.
A 3 to 1 ratio of girls to boys 2012-02-12
From amanda:
At a recent school dance it was observed that there was a 3 to 1 ratio of girls to boys. If 204 students attended the dance, how many boys, and how many girls were there?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A circle and a chord 2012-02-11
From Sophia:
The diagram shows a circle with a chord that is 10cm long. The middle of the chord is 12cm from the centre of the circle. Calculate the radius. Chord length is 10cm. The distance from the centre to chord is 12 cm.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Can the result of the calculation be 2? 2012-02-09
From Thomas:
You have the digits 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9 in a random order side by side and put randomly between two digits a colon, so that a division comes into existence. Can the result of the calculation be 2?
Answered by Robert Dawson and Chris Fisher.
Litres in a box 2012-02-09
From vicky:
how much litre water can be filled in a box of 12 inches *24 inches *12inches
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two circles 2012-02-08
From crisfe:
find the point where the common cord of the circles x2+y2=25, x2+y2-12x-6y+35=0 process there line centers. what point they intercepts?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Wallpapering a room 2012-02-08
From jimmy:
Ms. Frank is going to wallpaper a living room with dimensions 24 feet long, 18 feet wide, and 8 feet high. What surface area does Ms. Frank plan to wallpaper?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The curvature of the earth 2012-02-08
From sean:
Question from sean, a student:

Two people 1.8 metres tall walk directly away from each other until they can no longer see each other (due to the curvature of the earth, which has a radius of about 6378 km).
A) Find a function relating the height of two identical objects with the distance between them using the scenario above as an example.
B) Sketch this function (you may use Graphmatica if you wish). Over what domain and range does the function exist?
C) Describe this relation in practical terms.

Answered by Harley Weston.
A road around a garden 2012-02-07
From Manu:
Inside a square garden of side 158m, a road 4m wide is built all around. What is the area of the remaining part of the garden?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The volume of a round tube 2012-02-07
From I.C:
I need to find out how long a 10" round tube needs to be in order for there to be .95 cubic feet of air space
Answered by Harley Weston.
Expressing 0.5% 2012-02-06
From Kenneth:
Hello:

It is correct to express 0.5% as 5 tenths of one percent.

Is it also correct to express 0.5% as 5 tenths of one-hundred percentage points or 5 tenths of one percentage point?

I think it would be 5 tenths of one percentage point because 5 tenths of one-hundred percentage points would be 50 percentage points, but I'm not sure.

I thank you for your reply.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Notation for the second derivative 2012-02-06
From Shafira:
In all math textbooks, it is written that d/dx ( d/dx) (y)= d2y/dx2. Why do they write it as d2y/dx2, not as d2y/d2x2?
Answered by Robert Dawson.
A quartic polynomial that is a perfect square 2012-02-05
From archit:
If P(x)=x^4+ax^3+bx^2-8x+1 is a perfect square then (a+b)=?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A rectangular block and a sphere 2012-02-02
From snehal:
a solid rectangular block of metal 49 cm. by 44cm. 18cm. is melted and formed into a solid sphere, find the radius of the sphere[22/7]
Answered by Penny Nom.
There is a police officer in pursuit of suspect 2012-02-01
From Jay:
There is a police officer in pursuit of suspect. They suspect is driving on a straight road traveling at 79 mph, the officer is 233 yds away, traveling at 92 mph, the suspects car 5 ft long and the officers car is 5.3 ft long, how long will it take to have the front of the officers car, equal to the front of the suspects car down to the tenth of a second.
Answered by Harley Weston.
If a parallelogram is a cyclic quadrilateral then it is a rectangle 2012-02-01
From Kim:
Show that if a parallelogram is a cyclic quadrilateral then it is a rectangle. Hint: Observe that in a parallelogram ABCD we always have Triangle ABC is congruent to Triangle CDA.
Answered by Robert Dawson and Chris Fisher.
Properties of real numbers applied to subsets 2012-02-01
From Mark:
Hello - The questions that I have for you is do the properties of real numbers (such as the associative, commutative, identity, inverse, and distributive law) apply to ALL the subsets of real numbers? In other words, do all those properties work for the Natural Numbers? The Whole Numbers? And so on and so forth. I understand that they are all real numbers, but for instance: the identity is whenever you add zero to a number, you get that number back. But does that work with, say, with only the odd numbers? Zero isn't odd so can that property actually apply to JUST the odd numbers? Any consideration would be greatly appreciated!
Answered by Robert Dawson.
The dimensions of a rectangle 2012-01-31
From Dazz:
Hi I was wondering how to find the length of a rectangle if you know the area is 484 square inches And the length is 10 square inches or 22 square inches?
Thanks~Dazz

Answered by Penny Nom.
A two digit number 2012-01-29
From Christine:
Five times the sum of the digits of a two digit number equals the number. If the digits are reversed, it becomes nine more than the original number. What is the original number? I really don't understand this question, help me please
Answered by Penny Nom.
Building a tipi 2012-01-29
From Lacy:
Hi there! We are building a tipi for our children. We want to build a large one about 15ft tall with a base of about 15 feet diameter. I am trying to figure out how much canvas we need to accomplish this. I graduated about 20 years ago and am struggling. Please help if you can.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The volume of a dugout 2012-01-28
From Jan:
is there a formula for calculating the cubic yardage removed from a dugout for example that is forty feet wide by one hundred and twenty feet long by twelve feet deep with a three to one slope? It is the slope that makes it a little tricky. Thank you.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Tons of fill dirt 2012-01-27
From Brian:
about how many tons of fill dirt would I need to level a area 30 foot by 30 foot and 6 foot deep
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of a triangle 2012-01-27
From mary:
I have a scalene triangle and the base is 33m, side is 52m and the unparallel side is 25m but i drew a dotted line down and that s 20m

how do i figure the area?

thanks

Answered by Penny Nom.
1 + 3 + 3^2 ...+3^(n-1) = 3^n - 1/2 2012-01-27
From Vicki:
I am trying to find out how to do show how this proof was worked.
Here is the end result 1 + 3 + 3^2 ...+3^(n-1) = 3^n - 1/2

This equation was used to find the number of white triangles in the Sierpinski Triangle

Answered by Walter Whiteley.
Rolling three dice 2012-01-26
From Aishwarya:
A red, a blue and a green die are all thrown at the same time. Display all the possible outcomes in a suitable way. Find the probability of obtaining:-
1. A total of 18 on the three dice
2. a total of 4 on the three dice
3. a total of 10 on the three dice
4. a total of 15 on the three dice
5. a total of 7 on the three dice
6. the same number on each die..

Answered by Robert Dawson.
The difference in the latitudes of Lynchburg and Myrtle Beach 2012-01-26
From Sarah:
Assuming that the earth is a sphere of radius 6378 kilometers, what it is the difference in the latitudes of Lynchburg, Virginia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where Lynchburg is 400 kilometers due north of Myrtle Beach?
Answered by Robert Dawson.
A circular cylinder circumscribed about a right prism 2012-01-25
From Noriz:
A cylinder is circumscribed about a right prism of altitude 12.6cm. Find the volume of the cylinder if the base of the prism is an isosceles triangle of sides 3cm by 3cm by 2cm.
Hope you can help me with this.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Great circle course 2012-01-25
From Hervé:
On the earth, the mathematical formula giving the distance between two points, and the initial course for a boat on the great circle is well known. I need to find the inverse formula, ie knowing an initial position on earth, and the initial course of the boat, and the distance to run on the great circle, the formula gives the final position (longitude and latitude).
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Today is Emma's Birthday. 2012-01-25
From Mike:
Today is Emma's Birthday.
Emma's mother is four times as old as Emma is today.
In four years, Emma's mother will be three times as old as Emma.
How old is Emma today?

Answered by Penny Nom.
A fountain 2012-01-24
From kris:
A fountain has a radius of 14 meters to its outer edge. Their is an inner ring in the center of the fountain, where a statue of Sir Isaac Newton stands, that does not contain water. The inner ring has a diameter that is 6m less than the diameter of the outer ring of the fountain. What is the circumference of the inner ring? What is the area that is covered by water in the fountain?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Four pizzas 2012-01-23
From kris:
a pizza company wishes to put 4 medium pizzas in a box to sell as a party pack. The box they want to use the square and has dimensions of 60cm by 60cm. They need you to help them calculate the dimensions of the pizza that will fit in the box. Calculate the following: area, radius, diameter, circumference
Answered by Penny Nom.
A problem in logic 2012-01-19
From Ghader:
The puzzle below I know the answer to; because someone told me! My question is: how could I answer it using logic, maths, etc. what field of inquiry does this kind of problem fall into? Puzzle: You are in a room with two men: one is a compulsive liar and the other is a compulsive honest. There are two doors: one leading to heaven, the other to hell. The two men know which door leads to where. You want to go to heaven but are allowed only ONE question from one or the other of the two men. What would that question be? [The question to ask, from either man, is: "if I asked the OTHER man which door leads to heaven, which door would he point?". You would then choose the other door.] Has this answer got any basis in logic or maths at all?
Answered by Robert Dawson.
-8(3x+4)+6x=4(x-8 )+4x 2012-01-18
From bianca:
-8(3x+4)+6x=4(x-8 )+4x
Answered by Penny Nom.
A limit 2012-01-18
From Neil:
The limit of [(1/x)^3 - 1/8]^1/3 all over (x - 1/2) as x approaches 1/2 to positive infinity. How to answer that?
Answered by Harley Weston.
The difference in latitudes of two cities 2012-01-18
From Renee:
Assuming that the earth is a sphere of radius 6378 kilometers, what is the difference in latitudes of two cities, one of which is 600 kilometers due north of the other?
Answered by Robert Dawson.
A circle inscribed in a regular octagon 2012-01-16
From Eric:
I have a circle inscribed in a regular octagon. How do I determine the length of one side of the octagon if I know the radius of the circle (2.75 inches) ?
Answered by p.
Exponential form 2012-01-15
From Helen:
How do you write (1/x) in exponential form?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The derivative of x^-(1/2) 2012-01-14
From Eric:
I have an problem figuring out the derivative of the negative square root of x i.e. x^-(1/2) using the first principle.
Could someone please show me?
Thanks in advance!

Answered by Harley Weston.
How many gallons of water to fill my pool? 2012-01-13
From Don:
How many gallons of water do you need to fill a 22 feet long and 13 feet wide rectangular pool if it is 3 feet deep on one end and 7 feet deep on the other end?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Four apples and two oranges cost Rs. 30... 2012-01-13
From nasr:
Four apples and two oranges cost Rs. 30, and one apple and 3 oranges costs Rs.15.How much does each apple and each oranges cost?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Lost in the woods 2012-01-12
From Liz:
I am lost in the woods. I believe that I am in the woods 3 miles from a straight road. My car is located 6 miles down the road. I can walk 2miles/hour in the woods and 4 miles/hour along the road. To minimize the time needed to walk to my car, what point on the road should i walk to?
Answered by Harley Weston.
The radius of a circle 2012-01-12
From Janie:
Find the radius of a circle knowing that a chord of 24.6 inches has a corresponding arc of 70°.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Running 5 km 2012-01-12
From Fayeann:
What amount of time will it take a person running 7 m/s to travel a distance of 5 km?
Answered by Penny Nom.
What is the height of the triangle? 2012-01-12
From Hailey:
The area of a triangle is 77ft2. if the base is 11ft. how tall is the height?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A volume of revolution 2012-01-11
From john:
find volume of solid generated by revolving the region in the first quadrant bounded by the curve y squared=x cubed, the line x=4 and the x-axis about the line y=8. The answer in the back of the book is 704 pi divided by5
Answered by Penny Nom.
An equilateral triangle and some circles 2012-01-10
From tushar:
draw an equilateral triangle with side 6cm.draw 3circles with radii 3cm on each angular point of triangle.draw common tangent on each of two circles
Answered by Penny Nom.
A picture in a frame 2012-01-10
From nnadozie:
a picture, which measures 46cm by 38cm, is surrounded by a frame, which is 2cm wide, find the area of the frame.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Designing aluminum cans 2012-01-08
From swathi:
A company manufactures aluminum cans. one customer places an order for cans that must be 15 cm high, with a volume of 1200cm cube.

a) use the formula V= pie r squared h to determine the radius that the company should use to manufacture these cans

b) graph the function that corresponds to 0 = pie r squared h minus V to determine the radius.

Answered by Penny Nom.
A wire spiral 2012-01-07
From Pinar:
I am trying to help my daughter with very challenging maths questions which sometimes I get stuck If someone help me with one of them I would appreciate it.

Jane is making a spiral out of wire. She bends the wire after 1 cm, then bends the wire after 2cm, then 3cm and continues in this manner. After 4 bends she used 15 cm of wire For each bend how many cm wire was used? After 6 bends how many cm wire will she have used? How many bends will she have made if she uses 66 cm of wire?

I would appreciate if somebody would help me with this.

Thank you!
Pinar

Answered by Penny Nom.
The dimensions of a rectangle 2012-01-06
From joseph:
The perimeter of a rectangle is 72 inches. The length of the rectangle is three more than 2 times the width of the rectangle. What is the length of the rectangle? Write and solve an equation to determine the dimension of the rectangle.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A straight line distance 2012-01-06
From Margaret:
If you traveled 300 miles east and 275 miles north, how many miles would you save by going in a straight line?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two shapes 2012-01-06
From muhammad:
Question from muhammad, a student:

a boy has two pieces of wire each 99cm long .he bends them into the shapes shown below.calculate the radius of each figure,giving each answer to two decimal places.figures are one is semicircle and other on is half of the semicircle.

Answered by Harley Weston.
A parabolic arch 2012-01-04
From Swathi:
A plan for an arch in the shape of a parabola is drawn on a grid with a scale of 1m per square. The base of the arch is located at the points (0,0) and (15,0). The maximum height of the arch is 18m.

a)Determine the quadratic function that models that arch

b)State the domain and range of the function

Answered by Penny Nom.
Lotto tickets 2012-01-03
From Ashley:
Hi. I play the lotto a lot, and have yet to win. How many combinations can I make with 6 numbers 1-53? I am trying to come up with a dollar amount so I know how much I would have to spend to guarantee a win. Thank you in advance. (I'm no good at math)
Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom.
Triangles, area and perimeter 2012-01-01
From Panny:
I saw a question asked on your board without an answer.
How do I find the area of a triangle any triangle if I only know the perimeter..

Answered by Penny Nom.
Sum and difference of squares 2011-12-31
From Anne:
Se x e y são números reais distintos, então:
a) (x^2 + y^2) / (x - y) = x + y
b) (x^2 + y^2) / (x - y) = x - y
c) (x^2 - y^2) / (x - y) = x + y
d) (x^2 - y^2) / (x - y) = x - y
e) Nenhuma das alternativas anteriores é verdadeira.

Answered by Harley Weston.
Limits and composition 2011-12-30
From Rahul:
I want to know about limit proofs of composite functions. Like limit of log of a function equals log of limit of the function
Answered by Penny Nom.
Triangular numbers that are square 2011-12-27
From Luke:
The “TnS” is a positive integer which is both Triangular number and Square number. For example, 36 is a “TnS” number since 36=1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8 (Triangular number) and 36=6x6 (Square number). What is the next “TnS” which is greater than 36?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The graph of a quadratic function 2011-12-27
From Thomas:
sketch a quadratic function with zeros at -3 and 1
Answered by Penny Nom.
The volume of a frustum of a cone 2011-12-24
From CV:
If I know the height, taper, and volume of a frustum cone, what are its Radii?

Calculating frustum cone volume is straight forward.
v=Pi/3*h*(R*R+r*r+R*r) where;
v=volume;
h=frustum height;
R=major radius;
r=minor radius;
Pi=3.1415926;
t=taper, ('slant angle' where t=0 is a disk)

Here is the tricky part.
Knowing 'h', 't', & 'v';
Calculate one or both of 'R' & 'r'.

Specifically, what is the formula for 'R=' or 'r='?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Three sides of a triangle 2011-12-24
From saba:
the three sides of a triangular lot have lengths 10,11and 13cm,respectively. find the measure of its largest angle and the area of the lot?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The volume of a cylinder 2011-12-22
From luke:
what is the volume of a cylinder that is 30 mm in diameter and 70 cm high?

can you please write the equation out in full for me to help understand it better. thanks

Answered by Penny Nom.
The weight of 36 inch steel pipe 2011-12-22
From Keith:
What is the weight of 36 inch steel pipe 3/4 wall per foot in lbs.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Water is flowing into a cup 2011-12-19
From Tim:
A cup has a radius of 2" at the bottom and 6" on the top. It is 10" high. 4 Minutes ago, water started pouring at 10 cubic " per minute. How fast was the water level rising 4 minutes ago? How fast is the water level rising now? What will the rate be when the glass is full?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The number of gallons in a box 2011-12-18
From matt:
i need to know how many gallons a 16 inch square box will hold
Answered by Penny Nom.
Displacement 2011-12-17
From faisal:
a helicopter takes off and travels 300 km due north then returns to its landing field. what is its displacement?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Rounding 2011-12-14
From seth:
A decimal number rounded changed to 23.7 after it was rounded. Give a decimal number that is less than 23.7 and another that is greater than 23.7 that each round to 23.7. Explain to what place each number was rounded.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Augmented matrix 2011-12-14
From Britney:
Write Augmented matrix and use row reduction to solve.
I need major help with this problem! Tomorrow is my semester test and I have no idea how to do this.
2x+5y=8
y-x=10

Answered by Robert Dawson.
The circumference and area of a circle 2011-12-13
From Mable:
A circle that going 70mi across using 22/7 I need the area,radius, and the circumference and how to set up the steps can you help?
Answered by Penny Nom.
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