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Fractions Word Problems

1. Map is laid out in such a way that 1/2 inch equals 11 1/4 miles. How many miles are represented by 5.4 in? 2. If eggs cost 81 cents a dozen, how much would 2/3 dozen cost? 3. Williams sends 1/4 of his pay home each month. If his wife saves 1/3 of the amount he sends, what part of his pay is saved. 4. For the first three mo

Sum of infinite series

Please use Partial Fractions to find the sum of the series below. Please show/explain each step in the solution. Thank you ∞ ∑ ________6________ n=1 (2n - 1) (2n + 1 )

Time Value of Money

1. Housing rates have rapidly increased, and you have decided to save to buy your first house. You expect to save $1500 per month at the end of each month for the next 3 years, investing these funds in a mutual fund you expect to earn 6.5% interest, compounded monthly. At the end of three years of savings, you will buy the hou

Speed and Distance Word Problems

3. In two hours, Allice drove her car the same distance that Gene drove his car in 2 hours and 30 minutes. Find the speed of Gene's car given that he drove 10 mph slower than Alice drove. 4. A cruiser and a submarine leave the same port at the same time and travel eastward. The cruiser average 18 mph and the submarien 42 m

This is a financial management problem

1) I am saving for my two children. One child will enter college in 5 years, while the other child will enter college in 7 years. College costs are currently $10,000 per year and are expected to grow at a rate of 5 percent per year. All college costs are paid at the beginning of the year. I assume that each child will be in coll

Improper Fractions and Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Leave the answer as improper fraction 1) 8/35-11/35+17/35 2) 4 6/7 + 2 8/11 3) 6 19/21 -(-2 1/3) 4) 7 2/7 - 4 5) 9/13 + 3 1/4 6) 3 7/12 - (15/12-9/12) 7) -3 5/9 - 2 1/7 + 4 2/3 8) 11/12+5/12 - x = 9/12 9) 4 7/8 + 1 3/5 - x = 3 39/40 evaluate 7x/15 - 2x/9=

Ratios and proportions

Please explain the following ratios and proportions: 1) 45 cm to 1 m 2) 10xy+ 2y/4y 3)(9x-6y)/3 4)(2x*2y/4y) 5) (x+y)/(x*2-y*2) 6) (x*2+7x+12)/(x+4)

Obtaining Data from a Frequency Table

A consumer's group checked the gasoline mileage (to the nearest mile per gallon) on 25 different cars. The following gives a summary of the findings: Miles Per Gallon Frequency Less than 15 2 16-20 4 21-30

Solving Expressions with Fraction Exponents

I can get the answers usually by calculator but I need to show my work. (5^2/3)^7/2 (3^1/2)(12^1/2) 5^200 / 5^-201 (5^1/2)(11^1/2) (21^1/2)(21^1/2) also writing a decimal as a fraction in simplest form ___ .0204 = 68/333 by calculator but how would I show my work without using a calulator.

Word Problem : Complete a table and write a rational expression involving rate.

Kent can Paint a certain house by himself in x days. His helper Keith can paint the same house by himself in x + 3 days. Suppose that they work together on the job for 2 days. To complete the table, use the fact that the work completed is the product of the rate and the time. Write a Rational expression for the fraction of th

Instabilities exam paper - A3

Consider an infinite layer of fluid held between two planes z=0 and z=δ such that the temperature of the bottom boundary is... Please see attached for full question.

Fractions Word Problem

Students with a class size of under 30,have finished their tests. One third of the class received a "B," one quarter a "B-",and one sixth a "C". One eighth of the class Failed. How many students in class received an A?

Ratio and Proportion : Elk and Fuel Efficiency

1. Park rangers catch, tag, and then release 140 elk back into a national park. One month later, they select a sample of 130 elk, 91 of which are tagged. Assuming the ratio of tagged elk in the sample holds for all elk in the park, approximately how many elk are in the park? 2. The formula M = 0.0075x2 - 0.2676x + 14.8 mode

Word Problems : System of Equations and Ratio and Proportion

An investor bought 2000 shares of stock. An initial purchase was for $12 per share and a second purchase was for $18 per share. If $27,000 worth of stock was purchased, how many shares were purchased at each price? A saltwater solution is formed by mixing 3 lbs of salt with 15 gal of water. At this rate how many additiona

Fraction Application Problem

The amount of the ingredients needed to make 3 and 5 servings of rice are: to make rice and water salt butter _________________________________________ 3 servings 1 cup 3/8 tsp 1 1/2 tsp 5 servings 1 2/3 cup 5/8 tsp 2 1/2 tsp Find the amount of each ingredient

Partial fractions

Express f(x) as the sum of partial fractions. f(x)=(3x^2+10x+9)/(2x^3+8x^2+10x+4) This is what I've done so far. f(x)= (3x^2+10x+9)/(2x^3+8x^2+10x+4) = (3x^2+10x+9)/((x+2)(2x+2)(x+1)) = (3x^2+10x+9)= a/(x+2)+b/(2x+2)+c/(x+1) Giving the simultaneous equations: 3=2a+b+2c 10=4a+3b+6c 9=2a+2b+4c


Reduce each answer to the lowest terms (see attachment)

I need help with these problems, I will give examples for each one,,,,

For O.T.A 103997,,, Example 1,, find the LCD for the given rational expression, and convert into an equivalent rational expression with the LCD as the denominator, X Y 1 - - - 9y5z, 12x3, 6x2y Example 2,, find the LCD for the given rational expression, and convert this rational expression into an

Using Rectangles for Fraction Addition and Fraction Expression

A. Use a rectangle to explain the process of adding 1/4 and 2/3 - Explain your answer. B. What multiplication problems are represented by each of the following area models? What are the products? (The 1st area model looks like one big rectangle with fifteen little rectangles in it, and 8 of them are shaded) (The 2nd area mo