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December 3, 2016

Posts by MathMate

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Calc
Given a polynomial function in t where I(t) = 0.00009045t5+0.001438t4−0.06561t3+0.4598t2−.6270t+99.33 We need to find the extrema for 0≤t≤10. Steps: find first derivative I'(0), equate to zero. Solve for the zeroes which correspond to the extrema, say t1 ...
March 26, 2015

Physics
Whole circumference of a circle of radius r = 2πr. 1 km/h = 1000/3600 m/s Distance = speed × time.
March 26, 2015

physics/chemistry
Assuming the flask was filled with propane only, and propane approximately closely an ideal gas at the given temperature, you can use the ideal gas equation PV=nRT where R=8.314 J-K-1mol-1 P=pressure in pa V=volume in m³ n=number of mols (pure number) T=temperature in &...
March 26, 2015

Calculus
Try reading the following in compensation for the quick lesson. http://www.economicshelp.org/blog/7019/economics/examples-of-elasticity/ and for equations/formulas: http://study.com/academy/lesson/the-elasticity-of-demand-definition-formula-examples.html p=price=\$2 q=quantity ...
March 25, 2015

Computer science
The logic looks correct except for one minor logic error in: sum=sum+(i*rem); which should read sum=sum+i*r; You need to make sure the statements execute correctly in Matlab syntax. For example, an integer division can be written as dec=dec./2; or dec=idivide(dec,2); Also, be ...
March 25, 2015

physics
We will take velocity and distance as positive upwards, and distance = 0 at the bottom of the cliff. Use Distance = Vi*t-(1/2)gt² For the stone thrown upwards, X1(t)=9.33t-(1/2)gt^2 For the stone thrown downwards, X2(t)=5.28-9.33t-(1/2)gt^2 When they meet, X1(t)=X2(t) and...
March 25, 2015

Math
Subdivide the shape into known sub-figures. Sum the areas of all the sub-figures.
March 25, 2015

Your answer is quite close. I get 337.66. If you have been copying intermediate answers to 4 figures, that would make the difference. Try to use the calculator memory instead of copying down intermediate answers.
March 25, 2015

physics
Vi=29.2 m/s θ=31.7° Vxi=Vi cos(θ) = 24.844 m/s Vyi=Vi sin(θ) = 15.344 m/s since Vy(t)=Vyi-gt so at the maximum, Vy(t)=0, or Vyi-gt=0 => t=Vyi/g The optimal (best) horizontal distance would therefore be the horizontal distance travelled during this time...
March 25, 2015

French
Subjunctive mood should be used when any of the following is involved in the situation: - doubt, - wish - desire - emotions So that applies to 1A and 1B. The present tense of the subjunctive mood for the two verbs are: You can use the Bescherelle or Internet to look up the ...
March 25, 2015

System ?
You can set up a system of equations: let x=number of 2-point questions, then 40-x = number of 3-point questions. 2(x) + 3(40-x) = 100 Solve for x. Or you can solve mentally as follows: If all questions are worth 2-point, then the total = 2*40=80 points, or 20 points too few. ...
March 25, 2015

Math Check
The answer is basically correct, except for an error of sign in one place which I think you will spot readily. Also, when there is multiplication following division, insert parentheses to express clearly what is needed. For example, 6/4y should be interpreted as (6/4)y (left-...
March 25, 2015

math,Computer
Are you already familiar with linked lists? We assume A and B are singly linked lists, i.e. linked in the forward direction only. To attain the end of a list, the node pointer must traverse every node from head to tail. The number of operations is therefore n, where n=size of ...
March 25, 2015

math,Computer
I interpret this as: if (A==φ)A|B == B else A|B = Ha|Tab But then we're defining A|B using Tab, which is the tail of A|B. Sounds to me a circular definition. Can you please clarify the definition, or give your comments?
March 25, 2015

maths
Time to reach bottom = t s distance 44 m= (1/2)gt^2 where g=acceleration due to gravity = 9.8 m/s² => t=sqrt(2*44/g)=2.997 s Subtract this time from 3.12 seconds will be the time needed for sound to travel 44 m. Use Distance=speed × time to find speed of sound.
March 25, 2015

French
If I say "con-" is a common prefix, does that help?
March 25, 2015

math
"...students having the best score..." ? 85/100 has a range of [84.5%,85.5%] 170/200 has a range of [84.75%,85.25%] I would take the better of the worst case, namely, candidate with a least score of 84.75%. In practice, I would decide by a final interview.
March 24, 2015

statistics
P(lose once) = (15-2)/15 = 13/15 = (13/15)1 by the multiplication rule: P(lose n times) = (13/15)n
March 24, 2015

Math
Total reading time: 8/9 World news: 1/4 of 8/9 = (1/4)*(8/9)=2/9 Remaining time = 8/9 - 2/9 =(8-2)/9=6/9 Half of remaining time = (1/2) 6/9 = 3/9 =1/3 h.
March 23, 2015

Think of how many ways you can choose a chairman (10), vice-chairman (9 remaining people), secretary(8), treasurer (7). Multiply them together using the product rule, and the product is 10*9*8*7 =10*9*8*7*6*5*4*3*2*1/(6*5*4*3*2*1) =10!/(10-4)!
March 22, 2015

math
where μ represents the frequency of occurrence (success) within a given time period (week). In this case, failure is considered "success". so μ =3 "successes" / 20 weeks =3/20 By definition of the Poisson distribution, P(x;μ)=e-μμx/x! where x...
March 21, 2015

math
The outcomes are X={0,1,2,3}, with probabilities P(x)=(1/8)x!/(3!(3-x)!) The mean, or expected value E[X]=ΣxP(x) =Σ(0*(1/8)+1*(3/8)+2*(3/8)+3*(1/8)) =12/8 =3/2
March 21, 2015

French
The apostrophe would be used when some letter is dropped, and in some cases only. For example, il faut que elle... would be shortened to il faut qu'elle... because phonetically it is difficult and unpleasant to read the two vowels one after another. It is perfectly ...
March 20, 2015

French
A. Your answer is very close, except that the qu' is part of the Est-ce que...., and should be eliminated. The question reads: Boit-elle un apéritif? Note: (bois, bois, boit, buvez, buvez, boivent) However, the auxiliary verb vouloir must be maintained, so the ...
March 20, 2015

math(Discrete)
Translation into English: For all x which are integers, there exist y and z which also are integers, such that x=5y+7z. Is the above statement true? Give it a few tries: triplet means (x,y,z) (0,7,-5) is a solution (1,10,-7) is a solution (2,-1,1) is a solution (3,2,-1) is a ...
March 19, 2015

French
The French expression "venir de" is a special tense that means "just" (in temporal sense), or "a short while ago". Je viens de terminer mon travail (I just finised work). Il vient de me parler au téléphone. (He talked to me on the ...
March 19, 2015

Yes, that is correct, but try to understand why you do that by studying the unit circle.
March 18, 2015

cotangent: 1 secant: negative square root 2 cosecant: negative square root 2 *sin: square root 2 / 2 *cosine: square root 2 / 2 tan: 1 The terminal side lands in the third quadrant, where only tangent (and cotangent) is positive. So sine (cosec) and cosine (sec) are all ...
March 18, 2015

Algebra 2 (DIVIDEPOLYNOMIALS)
Here's a link for long division. http://www.purplemath.com/modules/polydiv2.htm Quite frequently we use synthetic division, with less writing to do: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/synthdiv.htm Hint: the given problem leaves no remainder.
March 18, 2015

Math
A reference angle is the positive acute angle between an angle and the horizontal axis. For the different possible cases, see: http://www.mathwarehouse.com/trigonometry/reference-angle/finding-reference-angle.php
March 18, 2015

Math
The first step is to convert one equation into the same form as the other. Most of the time, we would convert the second to the form of the first, i.e. x=-2-(2/3)y (parentheses added according to rules of BEMPAS, or PEDMAS. x+2=-(2/3)y Multiply by 3 on bothe sides 3x+6=-2y 6=-...
March 18, 2015

math
If Esi is always behind Becky, we have only 4 independent choices for each position. So for the first position, there are 4 choices, for the second, 3 choices left, then 2, then 1. The number of permutations is the product of the 4 numbers.
March 18, 2015

math
I'll solve the first one, and the second one can be solved similarly. (n-2)!/(n-3)! =(n-2)(n-3)!/(n-3!) =n-2 therefore n-2=15 => n=17 Check: (17-2)!/(17-3)!=15!/14!=15*14*...*1/(14*13*..*1) =15 checked ok.
March 18, 2015

French, foreign language
Don't know if you have read Ms Sue's and my comments, but here's the link: http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1426621380 Is the exercise corrected by hand or a computer? With a computer, you need to do exactly what it expects. I don't understand how it/he/she...
March 18, 2015

probability
9    10   11   `1 ********       ******** There is an overlap between the two periods. Since each individual function is uniform, the resulting f(x) is a step function such that: f(x): (1/4)/2 = 1/...
March 18, 2015

Calculus AB: Area Between Curves
hints: steps: 1. find the equation of the tangent line. The slope m of the line equals f'(-1), and passes through (-1,f(-1))=(-1,4)=(x1,y1). The equation of the line is then y-y1=m(x-x1), or g(x)=m(x-x1)+y1 Draw a sketch of f(x) and g(x) for your own information. 2. Find ...
March 18, 2015

Cal state
Number of seats in first row = 26 Number of seats in last row = 26+30-1=55 We can find the sum using Gauss's method: 26+27+28+.....+54+55=x 55+54+.....+28+27+26=x Add the two rows 81+81+.....81 (30 rows) = 2x 30*81 = 2x x=1215 seats
March 18, 2015

Maths
Yes, that is correct.
March 18, 2015

Maths
Given: S:M:L = 16:23:20 Total = £1180 Actual amounts for each S:M:L = (£1180/(16+23+20)*(16:23:20) =£(320:460:400) Marvin takes out £100, and Lucy puts in £x, so new ratio (8:9:12) = (320:360:400+x) If we multiply the left-hand side by 40, we get...
March 18, 2015

Math
Cost per litre = \$x Number of litres bought = 500/x Number of litres sold, q = 500/x-5 new sale price per litre = x+2 Total revenue = q*(x+2) = 540 so (500/x -5 )*(x+2) = 540 Solve for x (cost of paint per litre) I'll get you started: Multiply both sides by x (500-5x)(x+2...
March 18, 2015

Math
Factor by grouping: 3x^2+5xy-2y^2 =3x²+6xy -(xy+2y²) =3x(x+2y)-y(x+2y) =(3x-y)(x+2y) =0 So either (3x-y)=0 or (x+2y)=0 Hence find the two possible values of x/y.
March 18, 2015

math
25% of a class of 40 means there are 0.25*40=10 girls. Let x new girls joined the class. total number of girls = 10+x total size of class = 40+x Given girls now make 40% of class, then (10+x)÷(40+x) = 0.40 Cross multiply and solve for x. Alternatively, solve by guess ...
March 18, 2015

Math
The future value FV can be calculated by summing payments and simplification using factorization: FV = S(1+(1+r)+(1+r)^2+...+(1+r)r^(n-1)) =S((1+r)^n-1)/((1+r)-1) =S((1+r)^n-1)/r FV=future value S=Semi-annual payment r=interest per period (6-months) n=number of periods (6-...
March 18, 2015

Algebra
fourth term: ar^4 7th term: ar^7 Let common ratio = r then 7th term / 4th term = ar^7/ar^4 = r³ therefore r = cube root of r³ Fifth term = fourth term * r
March 18, 2015

math
The first step in evaluating a limit would be to substitute the limiting value into the expression. If it evaluates to a valid number, that is the limit. Example: limit x->1 x²/x =1²/1 = 1 Since sinx/tanx + tanx.sinx ≡ 1/cos(x) so the limit is 1/cos(0)=1.
March 18, 2015

Math
Solve for x in 1500+0.04x=5000
March 18, 2015

The number of CD's between Q1 and Q3 should be half of the total number of CD's. From the plot, you will not know how many cost less than \$14.6, but since Q1 is 14.6, there are at most one quarter of the number of CD's cost less than \$14.60. (One quarter of 12 CD&#...
March 18, 2015

Sum and Difference
Sum and difference problems are solved as follows: Larger number = (sum+difference)/2 Smaller number = (sum-difference)/2 So 1/p = (4+3/2)/2 = 11/4 p = 1/(11/4) = 4/11 I will leave it to you to do the smaller number (1/q).
March 18, 2015

maths
We are given x²+y²=137 (x-y)=7 this means 49=(x-y)² =x²-2xy+y² =x²+y²-2xy =137-2xy From 49=137-2xy can you solve for xy? The longer way: equation 1: x-y=7 equation 2: x²+y²=137 Now solve the non-linear system in x and y.
March 18, 2015

Math
Use law of exponents (ax)^b = a^b × x^b y=kx^3 y1=k(1.5x)³=k(1.5^3)x³=3.375kx³=...
March 18, 2015

math
There is an ambiguity in the question to be clarified about the interest rate. Generally annual interest is quoted. The wording of the question casts a doubt as to 7.2% is monthly or annual interest. Considering that 86.4% annual interest is illegal in some countries, 7.2% ...
March 18, 2015

See later post
March 17, 2015

Math
You're welcome. Also note a correction is required: 0.02/5 = 0.004/1 < 0.01=1%
March 17, 2015

Math
Convert the given fraction to an equivalent fraction with either 1 or 100 as the denominator. We know that 1% = 1/100 = 0.01/1 So say, 0.2/5 = 0.004/1 < 0.01=1% 2/500 = 0.4/100 < 1/100 = 1% etc.
March 17, 2015

Repost, see previous discussions
http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1426619198
March 17, 2015

French, foreign language
Yes, you need to correct the sentences where the verb and complements do not agree. "Ce sont" is followed by a noun in plural, and "C'est" is followed by a singular noun. Examples: Ce sont des carottes. (Ce sont....plural) C'est un hamburger. (C'...
March 17, 2015

Ouch! question says "Determine which ordered pair is not a solution of "
March 17, 2015

substitute x (first number in parentheses) into the right-hand side of the equation and check if the value equals y (second number in parentheses). For example, let's check (9,-48) which is not taken from the choices: -5(9)-4=-45-4=-49 but -49 does not equal -48, so (9,-48...
March 17, 2015

Math
Question says: If not, then you lose your discount and you pay a 20% premium on the usage outside of that time. Check that you have calculated without the 15% discount.
March 17, 2015

Math
Since usage is greater outside the prescribed period, there will be a 20% premium for those kW-h. Can you please show us how you got \$51.08?
March 17, 2015

Vectors
Yes, b is correct. Your method works well without having to memorize formulas. If the equations had been in the slope intercept form: y=-x+8 and y=-x then you could also calculate using distance = y-intercept difference / &radic(1²+(-1)²) =8/√2 =4√2
March 17, 2015

Vectors
Actually, the expression is the expanded form of (x+2)(y-3)=0 which by the zero-product property means x+2=0 => x=-2, or y-3=0 => y=3, or both of the above. So yes, (a) is correct.
March 17, 2015

Algebra 2
If you are working on polynomials, then binomial is a polynomial with 2 terms, for example, (x+4) is a binomial, or (x³ - 2x²) is a binomial. The first example is a binomial with a degree of 1 (highest power of the variable), and the second is a binomial of degree 3...
March 17, 2015

physics
The parallelogram of forces yields a triangle with vectors 10,15 and 20. where 20 is the resultant. The angle between the two vector is the supplement of the angle (between vectors 10 and 15) solved by the cosine rule. Draw the parallelogram of forces to understand why it is ...
March 17, 2015

physics
If the quarter circle has the radii horizontal and vertical, the difference in height equals the radius=1.6m. Neglecting friction and other dissipative forces, then conservation of energy holds, and so KE+PE=0,or (1/2)mv^2 + mg(h-h0)=0 Solve for v where h=0, h0=1.6m and g=9.81...
March 17, 2015

math
Very often the phrase "of the" means multiply. So he packed 1/3. 1/2 "of the" 1/3 were shipped, this means (1/2)*(1/3) = 1/6 were shipped.
March 17, 2015

Do you have a diagram?
It is not clear to me how M1 and M2 are related, are they linked vertically by a string, are they released at the same time?
March 17, 2015

Vectors
To Sara: I got 5/√2 as well. Perhaps it is time to check if there are typos in the question or the answer. Also, to print s∈R, you can write s & i s i n ; R, but skip the spaces.
March 17, 2015

Physics
Anne throws a ball horizontally... so the problem reduces to a free-fall over 50m. The equation Dy=-50m = V0t+(1/2)gt^2 will let you solve for the time to hit ground, and where v0=initial vertical velocity = 0, and g=acceleration due to gravity = -9.8 m/s² During this ...
March 16, 2015

calculus trigonometric substitution
You're ok so far. You only need to convert sin(u)cos(u)/54 back in terms of x, which should be x/(18x²+162). You can start by sin(u)cos(u)/54=cos^2(u)tan(u)/54 =3tan(u)/[162(sec²(u)) =...
March 16, 2015

EES
Hint: think of what you find in the kitchen.
March 16, 2015

computer applications
It would be much easier for you to open a spread sheet and try it out. I suggest you do some practical work because it will help you understand how it works, and it will help you recall the procedure in the future.
March 16, 2015

Vectors
Let's check: r1=(3,2,-1)+s<1,1,1> When s=0, r passes through the point (3,2,-1). Now check the product of the two direction vectors: <1,1,1> dot <1,1,-2> =1+1-2 =0 So the two lines are perpendicular and r1 satisfies the required conditions. Note: multiple...
March 16, 2015

engineering
Stress=σ=Force/Area Strain=ε=σ/E Change in length = ε*Length. Useful conversion factors 1 GPa = 10^9 Pa 1 kN = 10^3 N 1 m = 1000 mm Try to do calculations in standard units, namely kg, m, s.
March 16, 2015

programming
You can work on the flow-chart based on a pseudocode such as: enter ID, ID enter number of policies sold, N if N > 25 print ID, N endif
March 16, 2015

maths
1 pascal = 1 N/m² 1 MPa = 10^6 Pa Stress = Force /area, all in appropriate units. = 91*10^3 N / (π0.030²/4) m² Evaluate and convert to MPa.
March 16, 2015

engineering
1. find average acceleration, a Vi=0 S=(1/2)at^2 139 m =(1/2)a(8.7²) a=3.6729 m/s² 2. Find work done, W a. using F=ma, W = F*S = ma*S where m=1100 kg, S=139 m, a=3.6729 m/s² or b. using energy (neglect loss) final velocity, Vf = at where t=8.7 s final energy =(1...
March 16, 2015

Math
If we select 6 out of 300 subjects, we can assume that the probability remains approximately constant, thus use of the binomial distribution is applicable, where n=6 p=0.58 bin(6,0.58, 3) =C(6,3)*0.58^3*0.42^3 =0.2891 approximately To be more precise, we calculate the ...
March 16, 2015

stats
The question satisfies requirements for a binomial distribution, where n=10 p=1/2 Probability of r girls out of n =P(G=r) =(n, r)p^r (1-p)^(n-r) where (n,r)=combination n choose r = n!/(r!(n-r)!) For at least 2 girls out of 10, P(G>=2)=1-(P(G=0)+P(G=1)) 1-(1)(1)(1/1024)-(10...
March 16, 2015

Math
Expected value is the sum of the product of all possible outcomes and the respective probability. Example of rolling one six-sided die: Payout equals the number appearing on top face. expected value = 1*1/6+2*1/6+3*1/6+4*1/6+581/6+6*1/6 =3.5
March 16, 2015

Trigonometry
set sin²(x) = 1-cos²(x) 16(1-cos²(x))=16-8cos(x) and substitute c=cos(x) 16c²-8c=0 c(2c-1)=0 c=0 or c=1/2 Find all solutions for c=0 in [0,2π) and all solutions for c=1/2 in [0,2π). Substitute back the solution and check that they are valid.
March 16, 2015

Math
Tia, You may or may not realize that here there are tutors who answer 50 to 100 posts a day on a voluntary basis just in order to help students. Any repeated post may get read 8 times by 8 different tutors, and worse, could also end up with a duplicate answer which you may not...
March 16, 2015

statistics
To get the first number right is 1 out of 31 choices. For the second number, there are only 30 choices (five different numbers)... So the probability of getting all five numbers right would be: (1/31)(1/30)...(1/27).
March 16, 2015

calculus
Calculus question: Let x=length remaining below winch. and ρ=mass density Work done winding up a length of dx is equivalent to bringing the length dx up by a distance of x, i.e. dW=ρg xdx Integrate W=ρg∫xdx from 0 to L =ρg L²/2 Physics question: ...
March 16, 2015

STATS
Initially, 49 out of 55 returns do not contain errors. So probability of selecting the first (first trial) correct return is 49/55. After this, there are 48 correct returns out of 54, so....48/54 For all three trials to succeed, we multiply the probabilities of all three ...
March 16, 2015

statistics
The probability for at least one correct answer, P(X>=1) is the same as probability of not getting ALL wrong answers or 1-P(X=0). P(X=0) is getting every one wrong, with a probability of (1/2)^n, where n is the number of questions guessed.
March 16, 2015

chem
Note: 1L = 1000mL, so 100mL = 0.1L Use proportions: 3 mol are required to make 1 L of 3.0M solution. x mol are required to make 0.1 L of 3.0M solution. x=3 mol * 0.1L /(1L) =0.3 mol
March 16, 2015

statistics
Events: A=from store A B=from store B D=defective then probability of defective player given it is from store A: P(D|A)=P(D∩A)/P(A)=P(D∩A)/0.3=0.027 then probability of defective player given it is from store B: Solve for P(D∩A) P(D|B)=P(D∩B)/P(B)=P(D∩B)/0....
March 16, 2015

Physics (Tension and Springs)
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March 16, 2015

Kinematic
Yes, Emily's approach will give the correct answer. You can also use another kinematics relation to solve for distance x: V1^2-V0^2=2ax where V1=final velocity = 0 V0=initial velocity = 12 m/s a=acceleration = -3 m/s² x=distance travelled in m.
March 16, 2015

Statistics
Exponential distribution has mean = λ where λ is the number of occurrences in a unit time, say one hour. So λ=60/15=4 The exponential probability distribution function is given by: P(T=t)=λe-λt and the cumulative distribution function: P(T<...
March 15, 2015

Calculus check
You're asking for minimum value of f'(x) for 0≤x≤6 where f(x)=6x²-x³. First we need to know if f'(x) is increasing, decreasing, or there's a minimum within [0,6]. We can find out by first finding f'(x)=12x-3x² Find critical points for f...
March 15, 2015

Calculus check
First step, substitute x=1 to get (x^3-1)/(x^2-1)=0/0 need to do something. Then since both numerator and denominator are factorizable readily, we have Limit (x->1) (x^3-1)/(x^2-1) =Limit(x->1) (x-1)(x^2+x+1)/[(x-1)(x+1)] =Limit(x->1) (x^2+x+1)/(x+1) since x≠1 =...
March 15, 2015

calculus
perhaps you have confused the answer with that of a different problem, the answer is not 3/2. Since putting in x=1 gives 0/0, you can either use d'Hôpital's rule, or simply multiply by the conjugate (sqrt(x)+1) of the numerator to create the common factor (x-1). ...
March 15, 2015

Calculus
f'(x)=sin(x) then by the derivative of trig functions, f(x)=-cos(x)+C Now solve for C in f(π)=-cos(π)+C=3
March 15, 2015

It would help you if you say why you chose B. An inflection point is the point (x,f(x)) such that f"(x) [i.e. second derivative) equals zero. f(x)=x^n f'(x)=nx^(n-1) f"(x)=n(n-1)x^(n-2) So solve for f"(x)=0 when n is odd, say n=3, 5, 7... and solve for f&...
March 15, 2015

Calculus check
The slope is f'(x)=d/dx(tan2x)=2sec²(2x) so evaluate f'(pi/8) and make your choice again!
March 15, 2015

MATH EQUATIONS
1. S=(-7,-4) 4(-7)= 28≠-10 =2(-4)-2 so S is incorrect. 2. S=(-1,4) (-1)+2(4)=7 = 7 3(-1)-2(4)=-11 = -11 Yes, S is correct 3. S=(4,12) 4(4)-3(12)=-20 =-20 5(4)-7(12)=-64 =-64 Yes, S is correct. 4. S=(2,1) 2(2)-5(1)=-3 ≠-1 So S is not correct.
March 15, 2015

Math - Equations