Tuesday

August 4, 2015

August 4, 2015

Total # Posts: 11,302

**physics**

Angles of incidence and refraction are angles measured from the normal. If n represents the refractive index between air and the medium, the equation that governs the relationship between them is n=sin(θi)/sin(θr) which gives the value of θr as θr=sin-1...
*June 17, 2014*

**statistics**

μ=42 σ=1.5 so Z(38)=(38-μ)/σ Look up a normal distribution table for the probability of exceedingZ(38), which is the same as the probability of not exceeding -Z(38). Post your answer for checking if you wish.
*June 17, 2014*

**Stats**

Have you started looking at the question? What are your thoughts?
*June 16, 2014*

**Physics**

The force required to produce the acceleration is given by Newton's second law F=ma. If m is mass in kg, a is acceleration in m/s² then force F is in newtons. To this force must be addded the frictional force 740 N to overcome friction. Note: the force unit newton is ...
*June 16, 2014*

**Math: Trig**

arcsec(-2) is the same angle as arccos(-1/2) The angle 2pi/3 is correct, so is 4pi/3. Depending on the domain required, you may have to put in both values (for 0-2pi). If that is not the problem, then you have to read carefully the instructions how to answer the question, how ...
*June 16, 2014*

**Geometry**

If you just want the area, use Hero's formula: Let p = (a+b+c)/2 = half-perimeter Area = √(p(p-a)(p-b)(p-c)) If it's really the altitude you need, then find each angle using the cosine law: cos(A)=(b²+c²-a²)/(2bc) where a,b,c are lengths of sides ...
*June 16, 2014*

**Geometry**

* = 2√(3)b
*June 15, 2014*

**Geometry**

Hint: Call the lengths of medians 3b, 3b and 3a. The length of the base = 2√((2b)²-a²) The length of one of the congruent sides = 2√((2b)²-b²) = 2&radc;(3)b
*June 15, 2014*

**physics**

F=ma => a=F/m F=-(13.4+14.7) N m=71 kg evaluate acceleration (should be negative)
*June 15, 2014*

**Math**

Since it is open ended, only "lateral area" is significant. AL = p*h p=perimeter of base h=height of prism
*June 15, 2014*

**physics**

Use the same equation as before: F=(m-ρv)g N where v=volume of the iron object, and v=m/8000 m³ Be sure to convert all values into SI units.
*June 15, 2014*

**Algebra II**

Is πn a sequence or is it a function? At the beginning of the question define what πn is to represent?
*June 15, 2014*

**Algebra II**

To me, Πn=product of integers from 1 to n, which is equivalent to n!. It evidently is not because the expression would way exceed 1. So please explain what Πn is supposed to represent.
*June 15, 2014*

**physics**

Archimedes principle states that the buoyant force equals the weight of fluid displaced. Fresh water has a density of ρ=1000 kg/m³ Sea water from deep in the ocean has a mass density of ρ=1050 kg/m³. Average sea water has a mass density of ρ=1030 kg/m&...
*June 15, 2014*

**math**

* Y'∪Z'= YΔZ= {30,40,70,80,90,100}
*June 15, 2014*

**math**

When you deal with complements, the first question to ask is do we know the universal set E? Here we assume E=Z (integers) X'∩Y = Y\X = {10,20,40,60,90,100} Y'&cup'Z'= YΔZ= {30,40,70,80,90,100} (X\Z)'={10,20,30}' depending what E equals (Y\Z...
*June 15, 2014*

**algebra**

hint: x=1/3
*June 15, 2014*

**algebra**

At 8%, she gets RM1200. At 7%, she gets RM1050. Let x be the fraction he invested at 8%, the 1-x is what he invested at 7%. we have x*1200+(1-x)1050=1100 Solve for x.
*June 15, 2014*

**Math**

Would you like to calculate lateral surface areas or volumes of solids? Please post an example of what you'd like to calculate.
*June 15, 2014*

**math**

If you know the rule between exterior angle θ and the number of sides, n: θ=360/n then 360/(n-1)-360/(n+2)=6 Solve for n, then calculate θ for each polygon. (answer is between 10 and 15, reject negative root)
*June 15, 2014*

**physics**

The equation for range is R(θ)=v²sin(2θ)/g Examine the values of sin(2θ) to arrive at the correct ratio .
*June 15, 2014*

**Chemistry**

One mole of HCl is required to prepare 1 L of 1N solution. Calculate number of moles (n) required to prepare 200/1000 L of 0.5N solution. Find molecular mass M of HCl in g mass of pure HCl required = nM g Volume of given acid required = nM ÷ (1.18*0.37) g÷(g/mL)
*June 15, 2014*

**physics**

What is the question? Need to find the period, T? use T=2π√(L/g) for small oscillations.
*June 15, 2014*

**Physics**

The minimum initial velocity will create at least the kinetic energy (1/2)mv² to equal the potential energy gained, mgh, where h is the height difference between the horizontal rod and the cg of the person from the ground. Make assumptions to the value of this difference...
*June 15, 2014*

**Physics**

Magnitude: F=ma Direction: see figure.
*June 14, 2014*

**physics - insufficient information**

Sorry, wish we could help, but without the figure or a text version of it, we do not know what the given data are.
*June 14, 2014*

**physics**

This is a problem of levers which can be solved by taking moments. Three forces are involved, L the left hand, R the right hand, and W the weight of the pole equal to 50N. It is not clear but will be assumed that the cg of the pole is 2.00m to the left of the left hand, as ...
*June 14, 2014*

**Physics :)**

You're welcome!
*June 14, 2014*

**Physics**

Time (hours) = Distance (km) ÷ Speed (km/h) Divide by 24 to convert into days.
*June 14, 2014*

**Physics**

T (period) = time/rev = 20 sec/ 30 rev = 2/3 sec/rev ω(angular speed) =30 rev/20 seconds =30/20 rev / sec =30/20*2π radians / s Velocity =rω =0.008m*ω m/s
*June 14, 2014*

**math check**

5P5=5!/(5-5)!=?
*June 11, 2014*

**Physics**

Upstream=300 metres/(2-1)=300 s Downstream=300/(2+1)=100 s
*June 11, 2014*

**Math**

If you follow the rules of PEDMAS, what you wrote means: a + (b/10) = a - (0.1b^2/a) -b Please confirm if you really mean if(a+b)/10 = (a-0.1b²)/(a-b) Also, post what your answer is, and explain.
*June 11, 2014*

**PHYSICS**

For a projectile with initial velocity=vi projection angle = θ with horizontal The time of flight =2visin(θ) If time is doubled with θ unchanged, vi is doubled. From range = vi²sin(2θ)/g you can figure out the increase of the range when time (and ...
*June 11, 2014*

**PHYSICS**

There is no rule. It depends on the path. Average velocity = (final position-initial position)/Δt Average velocity = ∫c dx /Δt (line integral)
*June 11, 2014*

**physics - figure missing.**

Not sure why your answer is wrong when the question is not even complete.
*June 11, 2014*

**Physics**

Half way down is 30 m down. Assuming the GPE reference is at the bottom of the cliff, then GPE=mg(30)=27072 J KE=(1/2)mv² Equate GPE and KE.
*June 8, 2014*

**Physics**

Let fulcrum be at x cm from the 0 mark. Then 1kg*x cm = 3kg*(100-x) cm Expand and solve for x.
*June 8, 2014*

**Physics**

Power=Mg(speed)*sin(θ)/0.40 watts M=total mass (passengers, train, etc.)
*June 8, 2014*

**physics**

Ek=(1/2)mv² Ep=(1/2)(KΔx)² If spring has no mass, equate Ek and Ep to solve for Δx.
*June 8, 2014*

**college physics**

Lack of better data, assume the 1.4 cm is the difference between stretched and unstretched length. Work done = Δpotential energy = (1/2)k(Δx)² First change everything to SI units then the result will be in joules.
*June 7, 2014*

**physics**

Think of throwing an egg on a wall. Would that be elastic collision?
*June 7, 2014*

**Engg Mechanics**

Resolve forces parallel to the plane: P=(m1+m2)g cos(θ) where P=force up the plane m1,m2 = masses of the blocks Normal reactions of blocks are m1g sin(θ) and m2g sin(θ) unless blocks are piled up. (confirm with your figure)
*June 7, 2014*

**statistics**

Size of set A = |A| = 110, similarly |B|=750, |C|=250 Size of Ω, sample space, S = |A|+|B|+|C|=1110 Random selection from equi-probability sample would be P(A or B)=P(A)+P(B)=(|A|+|B|)/S
*June 7, 2014*

**physics**

Convert speed to m/s: 36 km/h = 36/3.6=10 m/s In calculating train crossing bridges, we have to remember that after the head of the train has crossed the bridge (800 m), the remainder of the train is still on the bridge. So to completely cross the bridge, the time is what is ...
*June 7, 2014*

**MATH**

I think you should spend more efforts in understanding how to solve the problems, in explaining how you solved the problems (whether correctly or not) in order to help yourself. Trying to post under a different name and posting the same question multiple times, without showing...
*June 7, 2014*

**math - kindly continue**

We are listening!
*June 7, 2014*

**math Study guide updated answers check**

See other post for comments on your answers.
*June 6, 2014*

**Math**

10 choose 3 =10C3 =10*9*8/(1*2*3)
*June 6, 2014*

**Math**

In a four digit number, a digit repeated twice means 3 of the numbers are the same. Repeated more than twice means repeated 3 times, or all four digits are the same. PINs with no digit repeated more than twice would therefore mean pins which do not have identical digits. Out ...
*June 6, 2014*

**math help**

Experimental probability =(observed frequency)/size of sample space which leads to P(red)=10/35=2/7 P(blue)=5/35=1/7 ... etc also, since these probabilities are complementary, we can conclude that P(blue or red)=P(blue)+P(red) Try to work out the numbers and post for checking ...
*June 6, 2014*

**check my work MATH**

Kindly read responses to your previous posts before reposting.
*June 6, 2014*

**math**

A is correct!
*June 6, 2014*

**math**

Please try again after reading the following. If possible, please explain the reasoning of your choice. A square must have equal sides. A rectangle may have unequal sides, but sides do not have to be unequal. A rhombus must have equal sides, and one of the angles can be ...
*June 6, 2014*

**physics**

The question is incomplete. Most of the time incomplete questions remain unanswered. If you are looking for principles of conservation of mechanical energy, the answer is yes in most cases if there is no friction and no air resistance. A small ball sliding down an incline will...
*June 6, 2014*

**math Study guide 3**

1) There are 4 colours, multiplied by 20% gives only 80%, where do the remaining 20% go? Experimental probability goes with the outcome of experiments. Think along those lines. 2) 40% is correct, as you said 40%*20=8, or working directly, 8÷20=40%. 3) Theoretical is 25...
*June 6, 2014*

**math Study guide 3**

Please explain how you got your choices.
*June 6, 2014*

**Math**

They want maximum of 8-hour days, so fill up with as many 8-hour days as possible.
*June 6, 2014*

**Math**

8*6>46 not good 8*5=40, add 6 days to make 46 hours. So maximum is 5 days.
*June 6, 2014*

**math question**

Theoretical probability (assuming a fair cube) for the number 3 is 1/6 (6 faces). The experimental probability is based on an experiment, namely 67/450. Since 67 is a prime, this is the simplest fraction.
*June 6, 2014*

**math Study guide**

1) table not shown, so cannot verify. 2) what is the probability of rolling 8 times out of 20? 3) correct. 4) expected number of outcomes = probability * number of trials So 20*15%=20*0.15=3 5) See number (4) and try again. 6) What is the experimental probability of pulling 5 ...
*June 6, 2014*

**math Study guide**

What do you think for each of the problems?
*June 6, 2014*

**Math**

Let the circle pass through, in general, three points: (x1,y1) (x2,y2) (x3,y3) and the equation is to be expressed in the form x²+y²+dx+ey+f=0 The required equation may be expressed in determinant form: [y^2+x^2, x, y, 1] [y1^2+x1^2, x1, y1, 1] [y2^2+x2^2, x2, y2, 1...
*June 6, 2014*

**Statistics**

Normal distribution table give μ+2.33σ as the 99% level. Calculate the warranty period accordingly. Tell me which brand it is that has 40 years mean life! :)
*June 6, 2014*

**probability**

You're welcome!
*June 6, 2014*

**probability**

Calculate the probability that the building is protected by NO alarm. Subtract from 1.0 gives you the probability required. P(≥1)=1-(1-80%)*(1-70%) Let P(W)=x Probability of picking two whites P(WW)=x²=0.49 x=?
*June 6, 2014*

**Statistics - correction**

Last line should read 29/111
*June 6, 2014*

**Statistics**

Assuming leading zeroes count as digits, then probability of seeing 3 distinct digits = 10*9*8/1000 = 720/1000 =18/25 Probability of at least 2 identical digits = 280/1000 =7/25 If leading zeroes are not displayed, then there are 9*9*8=648 plates with distinct digits between ...
*June 6, 2014*

**trig**

Work done =F.D =F*D*cos(θ) =<0,-3400><1000sin(8°),1000cos(8°)> =3400000cos(8°) ft-lb (gravitation units)
*June 6, 2014*

**MATH**

Use the slope equation: slope = (y2-y1)/(x2-x1)
*June 5, 2014*

**Physics**

F=<-3,-7.6> Δr = <3.6,-2> Work done F.Δr = <-3,-7.6><3.6,-2> = 4.4 J
*June 5, 2014*

**algebra**

It is almost a linear function, if the 8 becomes a 9, i.e. the y-values become -7,1,9,17,25. Otherwise the answer is no.
*June 5, 2014*

**Physic**

At the beginning, the box is in uniform rectilinear motion (URM), which means that the horizontal force is just enough to balance the frictional resistance, where Pushing force, F =Frictional resistance = μkmg = 0.3 mg With increase in coefficient of friction, the net force...
*June 5, 2014*

**Physics**

We know that the intensity of the omnidirectional source is proportional the energy rate and inversely proportional to the square of the distance (inverse square law). So 1/8² = 0.5/d² Solve for d.
*June 5, 2014*

**Physics**

The magnitude |<x,y>| of a vector given as <x,y> can be obtained by a calculation similar to Pythagoras theorem. For example, |<3,4>| = sqrt(3²+4²)=5 The direction θ with respect to the x-axis can be calculated using a calculator by: θ=...
*June 4, 2014*

**physics**

Equate energy with the heat of fusion of water. (1/2)mv²=MH m=mass of bullet(kg) H=heat of fusion (J/kg) M=mass of ice melted (kg) Make sure the heat of fusion of water is converted to J/kg for your calculations.
*June 4, 2014*

**physics**

Use ΔQ=mcΔT where Q=heat in joules m=mass in kg T=temperature in °C c=specific heat in J/(kg-°C)
*June 4, 2014*

**physics**

One MW (megawatt) is 1 million watts. One watt is 1 joule / second. If the plant efficiency is 34%, it means that 34% of the energy is converted into electricity, while (100-34)=66% is dissipated as heat. So calculate the power converted to heat, and use the conversions above ...
*June 4, 2014*

**physics**

10 cos(60°)
*June 4, 2014*

**Math**

p=P(B)=0.77 q=1-P(B)=0.23 = probability of walking n=5 (days) r=3 days taking bus Given independence of choice from day to day, and probability does not vary, then we can use the binomial distribution. To calculate the probability of taking the bus exactly r days out of n: P(n...
*June 4, 2014*

**c++**

Here's a sample pseudocode. Input initial populations, p1, p2. Input growth rates, r1,r2. Input number of years to print, n. for year=0 to n output year, p1*pow(1+r1,year), p2*pow(1+r2,year) next year If you have problems getting your code to work, post your code.
*June 4, 2014*

**Geometry - need more information**

Please complete the description of the diagram and the questions.
*June 4, 2014*

**10**

Nice problem. Let ABC be the right-triangle, right-angled at C, such that AC=12, BC=6. Let the "inscribed" square share a common right-angle at C, and meet the hypotenuse AB at D. Let E be a corner of the square on AC, and F be a corner of the square on BC. Let x ...
*June 4, 2014*

**Probability**

The outcome consists of individual answers of true/false, probability remains constant throughout, use Binomial probability. P(n,r,p)=nCr*p^r(1-p)^(n-r) n=size of sample r=(exact)number of outcomes each with probability of p At most 2 means 0,1 or 2. The answer is P(20,0,0.05...
*June 4, 2014*

**Algebra**

Here we see that x cannot be zero, so replace (1/x) by y and solve the resulting quadratic. 6y²-7y+2=0 (2y-1)(3y-2)=0 y=1/2 or y=2/3 find x from y=1/x, or x=1/y x=2, or x=3/2
*June 4, 2014*

**Algebra**

BEDMAS tells us that exponents are evaluated before division, so the equation reads (x²)/5 + x/5-6=0 Multiply by 5 to get x²+x-30=0 (x-5)(x+6)=0 So x can be readily found.
*June 3, 2014*

**physics**

Distance = total of distances =10+10=20 m. average speed = total distance / total time = (30+50)/(10+30) m/s = ?
*June 3, 2014*

**Physics I NEED HELP WITH EQUATIONS**

Assuming the block is on a horizontal surface. Vertically (y): Gravitational force = mg normal reaction, N = mg (N is reaction required to remain in equilibrium) Horizontally (x): Since block moves with constant velocity, it is in dynamic equilibrium, so for equilibrium, ...
*June 3, 2014*

**math**

Let x=interest, 4000:280 = P : x converts into the equation 4000/280 = P / x which when cross multiplied gives 4000x = 280P divide both sides by 4000 to get: x(interest) = (280/4000)P =(7/100)P or =0.07P
*June 3, 2014*

**math**

See: http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1401846779
*June 3, 2014*

**physics**

Using the idea of resistors in series and in parallel, we conclude that: resistance is proportional to length, and inversely proportional to the area. That should be sufficient to solve the first problem.
*June 3, 2014*

**linear math**

Expand the both sides of the equal sign and compare. If both sides are identical, it is an identity, i.e. equality for all values of x. If the two sides are not identical, it is an equation, valid only for certain values of x. For example, 5(x+2)=5x+10 expand 5x+10=5x+10 both ...
*June 3, 2014*

**Geometry**

If B is mid-point, then AB=10 = 2x+5=BC or x=2.5 then AC=20=8x and not 5x. So it is not possible.
*June 3, 2014*

**Physics**

That's correct!
*June 3, 2014*

**Physics**

Power = VI, compatible units are W, V, A. 10 kW = V(20 A) NOTE: 10 kW = 10000 W
*June 3, 2014*

**Physics**

Req =1/(1/R1+1/R2+1/R3+...) So, with 3 resistors, Req =1/(1/5+1/2.5+1/10) =...
*June 3, 2014*

**Physics**

Do you mean one 10Ω is in series with two 10Ω in parallel? the ones in parallel are worth 5Ω so the total equivalent resistance is 10+5=15. Use V=IR
*June 3, 2014*

**MATH**

Equation of line? y=(3/2)x+3
*June 3, 2014*

**Physics**

Correct!
*June 3, 2014*

**Physics**

The equivalent resistance, R =1/(1/10+1/20)=1/(3/20)=20/3 Ω Use V=IR to find the current.
*June 3, 2014*