Thread: word problems

1. 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 ½ of the prize money. The second runner up receives ¼ 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. Originally Posted by lambofgod
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 ½ of the prize money. The second runner up receives ¼ 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)=
$\displaystyle \sqrt{120^2+50^2}$
(hypotenuse^2=base^2+height^2)

3. Originally Posted by lambofgod
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 ½ of the prize money. The second runner up receives ¼ 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. 4. Originally Posted by lambofgod 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 ½ of the prize money. The second runner up receives ¼ 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)

5. thank you so much! i needed to know these

6. 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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