755. Two years ago, a man offered to sell his Chevy to a car dealership for $7000, but they declined to buy it. A year later the seller offered the same car for $6000, but again the car dealer decided not to purchase it. A few months later the man offered the Chevy for $5142.85, but yet again the car dealership refused to buy it. Yesterday, the car was offered for $4,408.16. The car dealer still did not want to purchase the car. If the owner offers the car for sale again, and he maintains a consistent reduction, how much will the offer be?
760. Cathy bought two different types of candles, one that burned for 12 hours and one that burned for 16 hours. Both candles were exactly the same length. One night, Cathy lit both candles when her electricity went out during a thunderstorm. Sometime later, when one candle was exactly 1/2 the length of the other, the power came back on. Cathy needed to reset the clocks that had stopped during the outage, but didn't know how long the electricity had been out. Can you help Cathy figure out how long the candles had been burning?
763. Take an "s" from a word meaning "area" and find a word
meaning "rate of speed."
Take an "s" from a word meaning "to glue" and find a word meaning "head."
Take an "s" from a word meaning "a sedimentary rock" and find a word meaning "tardy."
765. The impetuous young man was telling his fiancee what time he would be at her house so they could elope. He wanted to arrive at midnight, so he had done a few practice runs. If he drove 40 miles per hour, he'd be an hour early. If he drove at 30 miles per hour, he'd be on time, but at 20 miles per hour, he'd be two hours late. How far away was he?