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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 WilsonU.S.
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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. 
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
"20 workers can paint 5 houses in 10 days." 20 workers × 10 days = 200 workerdays (200 workerdays)/(5 houses) = (40 workerdays)/house 2 houses × (40 workerdays)/house = 80 workerdays (80 workerdays)/(8
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
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
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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