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#1 Help Me ! » Help Needed on Odd Math Question » 2006-08-14 03:22:17

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I have come across the following math question and I have no idea how to solve it:
(Image of the problem is attached)

I don't need to know the answer of the problem as much as I would like a step-by-step guide on how to do it.

Thanks in advance for any help, I really appreciate it!

#2 Help Me ! » Recipe Related Word Problem » 2006-07-08 05:01:58

Replies: 1

Hi everyone,
I came across a word problem that I would like to get assistance with.  Here is the word problem:

A brownie recipe asks for two and one quarter times as much sugar as chocolate chips. If two and five eighths cups of sugar is used, what quantity of chocolate chips would then be needed, according to the recipe?

Important: I do not want to know the answer to this word problem, I would simply like to know a formula or two to get started with.

Thank you in advance for any assistance, I really appreciate it!

#3 Re: Introductions » Hi everyone » 2006-07-01 02:40:53

MathsIsFun wrote:

Welcome Kodiak!

Hmmm ... Kodiak ... as in the Bear?

Yep....I love the outdoors!!  smile

#4 Re: Help Me ! » Sales Commision Word Problem » 2006-06-30 08:01:52

Thank you very much for your assistance, that makes perfect sense!


#5 Help Me ! » Sales Commision Word Problem » 2006-06-30 07:12:29

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Hi everyone,
I am in the process of reviewing some Algebra that I'll need to know for my next school year and I am wondering if someone can help me out with a word problem that I am confused with.

Here is what is says:

One employee of a retail electronics store is paid a base salary of $1200 a month plus a 3% commission on sales she makes during the month. What were her sales last month if she earned a total of $1828.17?

Now I will do my best to explain how I think the problem should be solved:

Since we need to find out what the employee's sales were for the last month, we first subtract her monthly salary from her last month's earnings:


Now we are left with $628.17, which is how much she earned without her monthly salary added in (obviously).

What is the next step that I should take?  Do I multiply $628.17 by 197% or is that way off track? 

I would really appreciate it if someone gave me the steps I would need to take in order to complete a problem such as this. 

Thank you very much for your time!  smile

#6 Introductions » Hi everyone » 2006-06-30 06:36:59

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I just found out about this site a few days ago, and I would like to thank you for all the great resources you have to offer.  I never was very good at math, so I hope to brush up my skills before the next school year starts!  smile

Thanks again for all that you guys do!  smile

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