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    word problems

    Hi i have a few questions i would like to learn how to slove,

    1) You are lying 120 ft away from a tree that is 50 feet tall. You look up at the top of the tree. Approximately how far is your hear from the top of the tree in a straight line?

    2) In a writing competition, the first place winner receives of the prize money. The second runner up receives of what the winner won. What was the total amount of prize money distributed if the winner receives $6,000?

    3) What will it cost to tile a kitchen floor that is 12 feet wide by 20 feet long if the tile cost $8.91 per square yard?

    4) Which of the following is equal to 5.93 x 10-2?

    5) Which fraction is equal to 0.20%?

    6) A hockey team won 6 games and lost 8. What is the ratio of wins to number of games?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lambofgod View Post
    Hi i have a few questions i would like to learn how to slove,

    1) You are lying 120 ft away from a tree that is 50 feet tall. You look up at the top of the tree. Approximately how far is your hear from the top of the tree in a straight line?

    2) In a writing competition, the first place winner receives of the prize money. The second runner up receives of what the winner won. What was the total amount of prize money distributed if the winner receives $6,000?

    3) What will it cost to tile a kitchen floor that is 12 feet wide by 20 feet long if the tile cost $8.91 per square yard?

    4) Which of the following is equal to 5.93 x 10-2?

    5) Which fraction is equal to 0.20%?

    6) A hockey team won 6 games and lost 8. What is the ratio of wins to number of games?

    #1

    assume the person, the base of the tree, and the top of the tree to be a triangle with 90deg. at the base of tree.
    so, base of triangle=120ft.
    height of triangle=50ft.
    so hyptenuse(the straight line distance of person from top of tree)=
    \sqrt{120^2+50^2}
    (hypotenuse^2=base^2+height^2)
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    Quote Originally Posted by lambofgod View Post
    Hi i have a few questions i would like to learn how to slove,

    1) You are lying 120 ft away from a tree that is 50 feet tall. You look up at the top of the tree. Approximately how far is your hear from the top of the tree in a straight line?

    2) In a writing competition, the first place winner receives of the prize money. The second runner up receives of what the winner won. What was the total amount of prize money distributed if the winner receives $6,000?

    3) What will it cost to tile a kitchen floor that is 12 feet wide by 20 feet long if the tile cost $8.91 per square yard?

    4) Which of the following is equal to 5.93 x 10-2?

    5) Which fraction is equal to 0.20%?

    6) A hockey team won 6 games and lost 8. What is the ratio of wins to number of games?
    #2

    money recieved by winner=$6000.
    where 6000=(1/2)of total prize money.
    total prize money=$12000.

    total amount of money distributed=$12000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lambofgod View Post
    Hi i have a few questions i would like to learn how to slove,

    1) You are lying 120 ft away from a tree that is 50 feet tall. You look up at the top of the tree. Approximately how far is your hear from the top of the tree in a straight line?

    2) In a writing competition, the first place winner receives of the prize money. The second runner up receives of what the winner won. What was the total amount of prize money distributed if the winner receives $6,000?

    3) What will it cost to tile a kitchen floor that is 12 feet wide by 20 feet long if the tile cost $8.91 per square yard?

    4) Which of the following is equal to 5.93 x 10-2?

    5) Which fraction is equal to 0.20%?

    6) A hockey team won 6 games and lost 8. What is the ratio of wins to number of games?

    #5
    .20%= .2/100= 2/1000 =1/500
    ans= 1/500

    #6
    wins=6
    total no. of games=8+6=14
    ratio=6/14=3/7=3:7(ans)
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    thank you so much! i needed to know these
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    Which of the following is equal to 5.93 x 10-2?

    Which of the following is equal to 5.93 x 10-2?
    10^(-2) is equivalent to .01
    therefore
    5.93 x .01 = 0.0593
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