Homework Word Problems

Lori C.

Pyatt, AR

the price of an item has been reduced by 55%. The original price was $40. what is the price of the item now

I need help with this question I don't understand it

yesterday | Alexis from Saint Petersburg, FL | 1 Answer | 0 Votes

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Carol H.

Brownsburg, IN

the sum of 2 numbers is 76 the first number is 4 more than twice the other. how much is the first number

the sum of 2 numbers is 76 the first number is 4 more than twice the other. how much is the first number

yesterday | Miley from Lake Elsinore, CA | 1 Answer | 0 Votes

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Kenneth S.

Mesa, AZ

Meg has 16 feet of ribbon that she wants to divide into of a foot pieces. How many of a foot pieces are there in 16 feet?

i do not know how to do this please help

Mar 9 | Tyler from Ramona, OK | 1 Answer | 2 Votes

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Andrew M.

Palm Bay, FL

Vonna scored 30 goals at soccer practice. Her ratio of goals to misses was 5 : 8. How many times did sheshe ​miss?

Vonna missed blank amount of times.

Mar 9 | Teddy from Oak Park, IL | 2 Answers | 0 Votes

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Andrew M.

Palm Bay, FL

There is a $15% off sale in store. Calculate the regular price, to the nearest cent, of an item that sells for $2796. Leave your answer to two decimal places.

FOR MATH SPACE AND IS GRADED ANF IM FAILING

Mar 9 | Diamond from Orlando, FL | 1 Answer | 0 Votes

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Carol H.

Brownsburg, IN

Is 7/3 a proper, an improper, a mixed number, or a decimal fraction?

Don’t know the answer please help

Mar 9 | Evelyn from Oxnard, CA | 1 Answer | 0 Votes

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Carol H.

Brownsburg, IN

Algebra 1 unit8

7)You have a total of 21 bills,all of which are either $5 bills or $10 bills. The total value is $170. How many of each type of bill do you have?Write and solve a system of equations to solve the...

Mar 9 | Habiba from Herndon, VA | 1 Answer | 0 Votes

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Andrew M.

Palm Bay, FL

Algebra 1 unit 8

18) You are buying flowers for your garden. You need to buy 16 flowers in total. One daisy plant costs 8 1.60, and one rose plant costs $5.00. You spend a total of $63.00. Write a system of equations...

Mar 9 | Habiba from Herndon, VA | 1 Answer | 0 Votes

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Larry C.

Winter Haven, FL

tom plans to save twice as much next month as he did during the months he saved over $30 a month. how much will tom save next month?

It’s elementary school work.

Mar 8 | Stacy from Hawley, TX | 1 Answer | 0 Votes

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Mark M.

Carson, CA

rachel drive 240 miles using 9 gallons of gas. at this rate, how many gallons of gas would she need to drive 216 miles

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Mar 8 | Jsksks from Alpharetta, GA | 1 Answer | 0 Votes

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Larry C.

Winter Haven, FL

A car can be rented for ​$70 per week plus ​$0.35 per mile. How many miles can be driven if you have at most ​$140 to spend for weekly​ transportation?

A car can be rented for $70 per week plus $0.35 per mile. How many miles can be driven if you have at most $140 to spend for weekly transportation?   can anyone tell me how to solve this...

Mar 8 | Cub from Louisville, KY | 1 Answer | 0 Votes

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Thomas E.

Grove City, OH

Jonathan has a bag of 20 marbles of which 10 are red. He picks one marble from the bag, records the color, and replaces it during 10 trials. During the course o

Jonathan has a bag of 20 marbles of which 10 are red. He picks one marble from the bag, records the color, and replaces it during 10 trials. During the course of Jonathan’s experiment, he chose 1...

Mar 8 | Aishah from Ashburn, VA | 1 Answer | 0 Votes

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Bradley P.

Poway, CA

2 friends want to equally share 2/3 of a bag of chocolate cookies. What fraction of the bag will each friend get to eat?

 I need help today

Mar 7 | Kadra from Stone Mountain, GA | 1 Answer | 1 Vote

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Edward A.

Red Bluff, CA

The cost of a shirt is $3 more than half the price of a pair of jeans. The cost of the shirt and jeans together is $45. Find the cost of each item.

OK, so I really struggle with math and I was hoping someone could help or explain this to me. And since I'm also in grade 9, we only use one variable. When I tried it my equation ended up...

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Carol H.

Brownsburg, IN

Mr. Kitran’s age is 4 years less than 3 times Henry’s age. If Henry is h years old, which of the following represents Mr. Kitran’s age?

Mr. Kitran’s age is 4 years less than 3 times Henry’s age. If Henry is h years old, which of the following represents Mr. Kitran’s age?

Mar 8 | Sean from Springfield, VA | 1 Answer | 0 Votes

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Edward A.

Red Bluff, CA

The short sides of the rectangle are 2 inches. The long sides of the same rectangle are three less than an unknown number of inches.

If the perimeter of the rectangle is 22 inches what is the value of the unknown number  

Mar 8 | Alyssa from Helena, MT | 1 Answer | 0 Votes

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Larry C.

Winter Haven, FL

a one ton truck has the ability to haul one ton, or 2,000 lb. v weighs 22 lbs?

at most how many sets can the truck carry if each tv weighs 22 lbs? what is the inequality and what is the solution. what is the inequality and what is the solution

Mar 7 | Angel from Durham, NC | 1 Answer | 1 Vote

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Carol H.

Brownsburg, IN

What is percent of 80 is 4

What is percent of 80 is 4

Mar 8 | Coco from Houston, TX | 1 Answer | 0 Votes

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Kenneth S.

Mesa, AZ

The question> the student council is organized a dance is related to the number of tickets sold.

The question> the student council is organized a dance is related to the number of tickets sold. The relation of the profit, P dollars, to the number of tickets sold, T, is given by the equation: P=5T—1000,...

Mar 8 | Austin from New York, NY | 1 Answer | 0 Votes

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Bradley P.

Poway, CA

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Two cars got an oil change at the same auto shop. The shop charges customers for each quart of oil plus a flat fee for labor. The oil change for one car required 5 quarts of oil and cost $21.30. The...

Mar 7 | Melu from Fort Lauderdale, FL | 1 Answer | -1 Votes

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A little confession from me. I was homeschooled (that's not the confession part), and in 8th grade my algebra textbook had the answers to half the problems in the back. And when I was stumped, I would cheat.

Sorry, mom!

Of course, cheating at math is a terrible way to learn, because the whole point isn't to know the answer to 2x + 2 = 7x - 5, it's to understand the methodology that can solve any like problem.

But what if you could cheat at your homework and learn? That seems to be the premise behind app called Socratic. Or at least that's my takeaway. The app lets you take a picture of a problem (you can also type it in, but that's a little laborious), and it'll not only give you an answer, but the steps necessary to to arrive at that answer — and even detailed explanations of the steps and concepts if you need them.

The app is actually designed to answer any kind of school question — science, history, etc. — but the math thing is the slickest part. For other kinds of questions, Socratic kind of does a bit of Googling, and in my experience can typically find similar word problems on the wide internet, or from its own database of answers. On about half the middle school science problems I tried, the app was able to identify the topic at question and show me additional resources about the concepts involved, but for others it was no more powerful than a simple web search.

But for algebra this thing is sick. I pointed it at 2x + 2 = 7x - 5, which I wrote down at random, and it gave me a 10 step process that results in x = 7/5. It has trouble with word problems, but if you can write down a word problem in math notation it shouldn't be an issue. I also tried it on a weird fraction from an AP algebra exam, which it kind of failed at, but then I swiped over and it was showing me this graph, which included the correct answer:

I love this app, not just because it would've helped 8th grade Paul out of a jam, but because it's such a computery use of computers. You use the tiny computer in your pocket to be basically smarter than you already are. It's technology that augments a human brain, not just a distraction.

The creator of Socratic just open sourced its step-by-step solver, called mathsteps. There are a lot of computer-based algebra solvers out there, but for Socratic they had to do some extra engineering to get at the steps a human would need to solve the same problem.

Also, I'd be remiss not to mention Photomath, which has been doing this since 2014, and actually has step-by-step explanations in the recently released Photomath+ paid version (there's a free trial). I like the Socratic interface and explanations a bit better, but I'm glad to see this is a vibrant market.

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