## ZyairaBoyd 3 years ago i need help asap. no time to waist!!! I cannot afford to get this problem wrong!!!

1. ZyairaBoyd

2. brinazarski

Well, how many feet are in a yard?

3. ZyairaBoyd

3

4. brinazarski

So that means company B sells it for a \$1 per cubic foot, right?

5. ZyairaBoyd

i think com b will save more...because of cubic yards but idk how much u will save

6. ZyairaBoyd

right

7. ZyairaBoyd

it will take more for com a..just to get cubic yrds

8. brinazarski

Well... if there are three feet in a yard, you'd multiply the cost of company A by 3, correct?

9. ZyairaBoyd

tht would give me 9

10. ZyairaBoyd

nvm i lookd at the wrong one

11. brinazarski

So what would you get, then?

12. ZyairaBoyd

33

13. brinazarski

Okay, so that's in terms of cents. Also, the answers are in terms of cents, so you'll want to convert company B to cents. So, company A is 33 cents per yard, while company B is 300 cents. Do you know what to do from there?

14. ZyairaBoyd

No. im completely clueless.. i know it may be easy but math isnt my best buddy

15. ZyairaBoyd

im struggling and if i dont complete this id hv to retake the class.

16. ZyairaBoyd

its a whole bunch of mathical problems i must do..this is only the half of it

17. brinazarski

I know, same here here >< I just happen to get this question. Well, what do you think you should do?

18. ZyairaBoyd

umm... let me think

19. brinazarski

The more you think about how to do it, the more you'll memorize and it can become easier

20. brinazarski

21. ZyairaBoyd

22. ZyairaBoyd

well not rlly tht bad but..its hard to rem some stuff like math probs i did yesterday.

23. brinazarski

With practice, it'll become better. Latin is my best subject, but I used to have to study A LOT for it. When I didn't study in my Freshman year, I got like 75s, maybe 80s if I was lucky. I got into the habit of studying, which improved my memory a lot. This year, Junior year, I don't even study anymore and I get around a 99 on everything. It just became second nature to me. Other topics, however... not as easy :P

24. brinazarski

For this question, you might be overthinking it. Don't stress, try thinking about it logically :)

25. ZyairaBoyd

Sorry my tech was talkn 2 me

26. ZyairaBoyd

27. brinazarski

It's okay :)

28. ZyairaBoyd

lol i added sub multpied and divided 30 and 300

29. ZyairaBoyd

multiplied

30. ZyairaBoyd

got nothing

31. brinazarski

Hmm... apparently, from Googling, a cubic yard is 27 cubic feet. I'm trying to solve it and not getting anything, so that's probably why. The math has to be reworked a bit, then. It's 300 cents for 27 cubic feet, and 11 cents for one cubic foot. If you wanted 27 cubic feet, or a yard, from company A, it would be 297 cents. The reason being, is that... let me draw it out, unless you understand why it's 297 cents?

32. ZyairaBoyd

u may draw it out

33. brinazarski

I think the reason a cubic yard is 27 feet is because it's cubic... yes, there are three feet in a yard, but you have to cube that. So, 3^3 = 27.

34. ZyairaBoyd

oh ok

35. ZyairaBoyd

i may have to go in a few but ill try to get back on in my nxt class

36. ZyairaBoyd

idk if id still hv the same question when i log back on to my thing

37. brinazarski

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38. ZyairaBoyd

it may change. nice example drawing

39. brinazarski

Alright then, how many mins you have left? And thanks!

40. ZyairaBoyd

uplike maybe 9

41. ZyairaBoyd

um*

42. ZyairaBoyd

cross multiply?

43. brinazarski

For now, the answer is Company A, save 60 cents, since you might not have this question. And yes, cross multiply :)

44. ZyairaBoyd

seems easier when i look at it tht way :\

45. brinazarski

I can try explaining while you're still here, if you want!

46. ZyairaBoyd

47. ZyairaBoyd

sure

48. ZyairaBoyd

i have like 8 or 7 more probs just like it..so id need the help

49. ZyairaBoyd

and i cnt get anymore wrong or it wont count as completed

50. brinazarski

Find me at your next class for the problems?

51. ZyairaBoyd

Sure.

52. ZyairaBoyd

my next class is art :3

53. ZyairaBoyd

it has a computer in there so..id try to get on.

54. brinazarski

And you're welcome! So, we figured out that company A sold 27 cubic feet, or a cubic yard, for 297 cents. Meanwhile, company B sold the same amount for 300 cents. So, you multiply them by 20, since you want 20 yards of gravel. Then you subtract the answers. So, 20(300) - 20(297) = 60. That's all! Understand?

55. brinazarski

A fellow art major :)

56. ZyairaBoyd

Yes i get it.

57. ZyairaBoyd

cool :)

58. ZyairaBoyd

but just in case i may still ask u to guide me.

59. brinazarski

Like I might've mentioned earlier, I generally suck at math, so I can't guarantee I'll get you the right answer for your next questions >_<;; It's your choice. And okay! I'll be on for a bit

60. ZyairaBoyd

Oh thank you anyway for at least tryn. :D

61. brinazarski

You're welcome :)

62. ZyairaBoyd

oooh i got 2 mins left!

63. ZyairaBoyd

1min

64. brinazarski

Hmm, so if you get back on, are you just going to message me or something? And how long should I wait before getting off?

65. ZyairaBoyd

not long my art class isnt far

66. brinazarski

I came on here because I have an SAT II Math level I test tomorrow...I actually took the day off to study ><;;

67. ZyairaBoyd

unless my teacher says i cant get on

68. ZyairaBoyd

bye. takes me like 3 mins to get there. or 4

69. brinazarski

So, about 20 mins, let's say?

70. brinazarski

Ah, you left >< After 20 mins, I 'll just assume your teacher said no. If they say yes before that time, I'll be here