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Janet Yang

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Word problems are my favorite type of math questions! I would not feel comfortable answering questions that require specialized knowledge (Physics, Statistics, etc.) because I have not studied these in depth.

Scott A Wilson

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I have answered every question that was a story problems that had any relation to math for which an answer existed. I have ever answered some questions which had a vague relation to math, but still related.

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2016-09-15 Speed Word problems:

I gather you meant ""How LONG does it take to travel..."  not "How FAR does it take to travel..." -- yes?    Also, you have that the boy gets back to AZ at 15:15 AM??  What is 15:15 AM???  15:15 would

2016-09-07 Rates:

"20 workers can paint 5 houses in 10 days."  20 workers 10 days = 200 worker-days  (200 worker-days)/(5 houses) = (40 worker-days)/house    2 houses (40 worker-days)/house = 80 worker-days  (80 worker-days)/(8

2016-08-27 Math:

Hello Patricia,    Mathematically, it is true -- based on percentages.  But I suspect that there is more to this  than simple percentages.  Is the expected return directly proportional to the amounts you

2016-08-23 Rates:

Sorry, I did not notice the original question.  I need to revise my previous answer.    Let's look at from another point of view.  20 men can paint 5 houses in 10 days = 1 man can paint 5/20=1/4 of a house

2016-08-19 Price Increase:

I believe the conventional thinking, and I concur, is the greater percentage increase is the better performer.    Consider extreme cases... suppose a $100 stock increases by $10, which is 10%... vs a $1

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