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Selected answers to common questions:
Solving simple linear equations.
Positive/negative integer rules.
Mixture problems.
Quadratic equations.
Absolute value.
Completing the square.
Direct and indirect variation.
Inequalities and negative numbers.
 Why Use n for Any Number? [09/28/2002]

Why do people use n when any number can fit in or when they want to
indicate position?
 Width and Area of a Field [8/22/1996]

Find a quadratic equation that relates the area of a field to its width.
 Wind Chill Formula [2/1/1996]

Could you tell us the formula used for finding the wind chill?
 Word Problem Regarding Time and Distance [05/30/2002]

A train is going through a tunnel that is 650 feet long. The train
is traveling 100 feet per second. The train enters the tunnel on
one end. Twentysix seconds later the last car exits the other end
of the tunnel. How long is the train?
 Working with Quadratic Roots [08/15/2002]

Given that a and b are the roots of the quadratic equation x^5x+3=0,
form, without solving the equation, the quadratic equation whose
roots are a/b and b/a.
 x^3 + y^3 [10/17/2002]

Given: x + y = 1, x^2 + y^2 = 4; x^3 + y^3 = ?
 Young's Formula [08/21/1999]

Calculating a child's dose of medicine based on the adult dose.
 Zero Product Property [02/14/1998]

How do you find the answer to a zero product property question?
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