# Posts by MathMate

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physics
It is a question which requires an unreasonable assumption, namely ignore air-resistance. Without air-resistance, time it takes to reach ground is t=sqrt(2H/g) =sqrt(2*10000/32.2) =24.9 s The horizontal velocity of the plane does not change the time required. If the dimensions...

Physics
a) correct. b) use t=sqrt(2h/g) Time to go up: h=5.1m Time fall back to the ground: h=7.1m Add the two times to get your answer.

probabilty
Have you done Baye's theorem, total probability and conditional probability? If not, you need to review these topics before you can tackle this problem. Here the assumption is not clear, but I will assume that it is equally probable to 1. pick one of the 4 baskets 2. pick ...

Physics
Time to free-fall 35.56m = sqrt(2*S/g) = sqrt(2*35.56/9.81) = 2.6925 s Horizontal velocity does not change during free fall, so v= Dist/time = 10.36 m/2.6925s = 3.81 m/s

Physics
Horizontal velocity does not change in a free-fall, so time = distance/velocity = 146.8/29.33 = 5.0051 s. (keeping 5th significant fig.) Initial vertical velocity = 0 for free fall, so H=(1/2)at^2 =(1/2)*(-9.81)(5.0051^2) =-122.9 m Ans. the ground is 122.9m below the cliff.

Physics
Assuming zero friction, the additional force is the equilibrant. We have a force of +480 N and -920 N. The equilibrant is the negative of the vector sum, namely -(480-920)=440 N, i.e. 440 N in the same direction as the 480N force. If friction is present, some additional steps ...

finite math
*correction I get a little less than 2500.

finite math
If you make N=27 annual payments of A=\$175 with annual interest of i=0.053, the future value is FV=A(1+R+R^2+...+RN-1) =A(RN-1)/(R-1) =A(RN-1)/i where R=1+i The present value is then PV=FV/(RN) =A(RN-1)/(i*RN) I get a little over 10000.

Math
Use equality of proportions object:shadow x:12 = 5 m : 6 m which means x/12=5/6 Cross multiply: 6x=5*12 Solve for x x=60/6=10 So the tree is 10 m tall

Hmm...It would be nice if you start working on the problem, show some thoughts and work of your own, identify the difficulties, so that we can help you.

Math
Hint and example: distributive property means the equivalence of the following expressions: a(b+c) = ab + ac Example: 5(x+4) = 5x + 5(4) = 5x + 20

Math
A typical line in slope intercept form is y = mx + b where m is the slope and a is the y-intercept. Two lines are parallel whenever their slopes (m1, m2) are identical. Try to spot two lines with identical slopes and find the corresponding choice of answer.

math
Solve for x from the equation: 5x-4 = 2(2x+10) 5x-4 = 4x + 20 5x-4x = 20+4 x=24 so angle ABC = 5(24)-4 = 120-4=116 degrees. What kind of angle is angle ABC?

French SraJMcGin
To Rose: If you mean : "if you make up the sentences in English and translate it to French, how to make sure it will be translated to the subjunctive" then SraJMcGin has already given you all the conditions that the sentence should be subjunctive in French. The ...

math

math
"last one is \$300" So you would write a table as follows Date description amount Balance -......bal.brought fwd - 2000 Jan 2...deposit 500 2500 Jan 10..Alex co. 600 1900 Jan. 16 Angels co. 300 --?-- So you can calculate the final balance on the last line.

math
It is an optimization problem. Here are some steps to solve the problem: 1. define variables (values that are to be found). 2. Reread the question, and translate each constraint into an inequality. 3. Graph the constraints and select the feasible region, using the variables as...

math (incomplete)
There are critical characters that are not legible in the post. Please amend the post, or repost.

Math/ASU
For every child ticket, 2.25 adult tickets were sold. This is the same as For every 4 child tickets sold, 9 adult tickets were sold, for a total of 4*2+9*9=\$89. Number of sets of sets (4+9) sold = 520/13=40 Total amount = 40*\$89=\$3560 Alternatively, using algebra, A=number of ...

Geometry
surface area = 4πr^2 Volume = 4πr^3/3 S/V ratio = 4πr^2 / (4πr^3/3) = 3/r

Math
Base Area = triangle base * triangle height /2 Prism volume = Base Area * height You have been given triangle base: 7 ft triangle height: 4 ft prism height:8.5 ft Apply the above formulas to calculate the volume required.

Math- simple polynomials
Can you explain how you got 4 and 1/9 please. I prefer to see you post the answer, not the letters. This way you have an extra chance of checking your answer.

Algebra
Hint: Reminds me of the Fibonacci numbers.

Math
one light-year is the distance light travels in one year. Light travels at a speed of 3*10^8 m/s. In one year, there are 365*24*60*60 seconds. So one light-year = 3*10^8 * 365*24*60*60 m = 9.461*10^15 m = 9.461*10^12 km (since 1km=1000m)

Math
the value is 7 choose 4, or choosing 4 students out of 7 (order does not count). "7 choose 4" can be evaluated as 7C4 = 7!/((7-4)!4!) = 7!/(3!4!) = 5040/(6*24) = 35

Calculus 2
hints: use the relations: x=rsinθ y=rcosθ which means the left-hand side =x²+y²=r² Also 8sin2θ = 16 sinθcosθ =16(y/r)(x/r) =16xy/r² Equating both sides, x²+y² = 16xy/r² or (x²+y²)² = 16xy =2xy/(x&...

Math (Solving Equations)
No, you do not distribute the absolute value signs. What you did is correct, i.e. keep the absolute value quantity intact, and eventually evaluate the value as either positive or negative. |x-1|=5 means x-1=5 => x=5+1=6 or -(x-1)=5 => x=1-5=-4

math
Discount is calculated by the formula: Discount = Maturity value * discount rate * discount period. Here I assume "face value" is what the bearer receives on maturity. So discount = 2200*0.09*140/365 = \$75.95 You can read the following link for more details: http://...

Computer science
Pseudocode is almost like human language input billed_amount; amount_with_tax=billed_amount * 1.09 Total=amount_with_tax*1.15 output total

Math
Exactly, well done! :)

Math
In math, knowing the definition of the terms is key to solving the problem. What you have attempted to find is the mean (or average), not the median. Here the key term is "median", defined as follows: "To find the Median, place the numbers you are given in value...

Pre-Calculus (absolute values)
Knowing the definition of specific math terms helps solving the problem, most of the time. Here the term is invariant point, which is usually called fixed point, defined as follows (Wiki) "In mathematics, a fixed point (sometimes shortened to fixpoint, also known as an ...

Physics
μs determines when skidding will begin. Maximum centripetal force provided by static friction = (μs)mg Maximum speed = v, centrifugal force = mv^2/r At equilibrium, (μs)mg = mv^2/r Solve for v v=sqrt(μs * rg) =sqrt(0.85*215*9.81) =42 m/s approximately

To Anono
Lucina has been giving you excellent and patient help. Please appreciate her time dedicated. If you want correct anwers, you need to do your part by checking the questions/answers that you post. Any typo in the post will give you a right answer to the wrong question. For ...

Plane Trigonometry
This is a very common problem for surveyors to find distances between two objects which they cannot reach. The same principle is used to find difference in heights. Surveyors can do this today because the newer generation of theodolites can measure distance without a prism ...

geometry
factors do not cancel when we add, only when we divide. For example, 2π+5.5π =(2+5.5)π =7.5π or 12πr²+23π =(12r²+23)π

math
Assume decimal digits, so there are 9 non-zero decimal digits [1-9]. The probability that the second digit is 8 is one choice (8) out of 9 possible digits = 1/9. Using conditional probability, Let event of getting (8) = 1/9 so assuming independence of the choice of digits, P(...

math
Use amount = principal * ert where principal = initial investment e=napier's constant=2.7182818284... r=annual rate of interest t=time in number of years Example: 1000\$ invested for 3 years at 6% amount = 1000 * e0.06*3 = \$1197.22

Maths
Fast method: Ratio of boys to girls = (69-65):(75-69) =4:6 =2:3 Number of boys = 80*2/(2+3) = 32 Standard method: Let x=number of boys (75*x + 65*(80-x))/80 = 69 Solve for x 75x-65x = 69*80-5200 = 320 10x=320 x=32 Answer: there are 32 boys.

algebra
Use Amount = principal * (1+i)^n principal=initial investment number of periods (of 3 months) = 10*4=40 i=interest per period = 3.5%/4=0.00875

Linear Functions
As an example, e=300 means she earns 300 per week flat salary. e=0.05s means she gets paid 5% of weekly sales. If she gets both a base salary and a commission of 5%, then e=300+0.05s Adapt the example to solve the given problem.

math
As a rough approximation, we will assume that the decrease in area is directly proportional to time. 1. Calculate the number of months between September and March = 6 2. Calculate the total decrease in area = (18-3) = 15 million square kilometers. 3. Calculate average decrease...

Math
In math, knowing the definition of related terms can help solve a large number of problems. For example, if we know the definition of price elasticity, we can solve the above problem. Definition: The elasticity is represented in numerical form, and is defined as the percentage...

Math
Start with the anti-symmetry of sine sin(x)=-sin(-x) so sin(-15°)=-sin(15°) Now use cos²(x)-sin²(x)=cos(2x) cos²(x)+sin²(x)=1 Subtract first equation from second: 2sin²(x)=(1-cos(2x)) sin(x)=sqrt((1-cos(2x))/2) Put x=-15° sin(15°) =-sin...

university of hartford
If velocity = v(t), then displacement s(t) = ∫v(t) Use s(0)=6 to determine the constant of integration. For example, if v(t)=3x² then s(t)=∫v(t)=x³+C Given s(1)=4, we have 1³+C=4 => C=3 So s(t)=x³+3

probability
1. correct For the rest, think about: 2 & 3 Probability of two independent events: for two independent events A and B to both happen, the probability is P(A)*P(B) Example: The probability of throwing a 4 from a number cube AND drawing a red card from a standard deck is (1/6)*(...

Math
sx=reflection about the x-axis (x,y)->(x,-y) so (x, 2(x+3)^2-1 ) -> (x, -(2(x+3)^2-1)) = (x, -2(x+3)^2+1) Now apply the translation of 5 units down to get the answer.

mathematic
base radius = r = 5 cm cone height = h = 12 cm Use Pythagoras theorem to find slant height slant height, L = sqrt(5²+12²) =sqrt(169)=13 cm Total surface area = π r²+πrL Substitute numerical values to get numerical answer.

Calculus
When f'(x) > 0, the function is increasing. Conversely, f'(x) <0, function is decreasing. Thus the function is increasing in the interval (-∞,-3], and decreasing on [-3,∞). This makes a maximum at x=-3. Since we do not know anything about f"(x), ...

Math-Probability
Could you please post the whole question in its original form before you make your comments, please? What is not clear is if the audit is selected/done only on those who got a refund, or a selected proportion (1.01%) of all the returns are selected at random for audit. ...

Math-Conditional Probability
Please post the exact original text of the question. We need to examine the wording, even the punctuation to interpret correctly the given information. Confirmation is needed for: - is 85.6% out of the unaudited general population? - Are 49097 and 1342674 the revised ...

Trigonometry
Very true, thanks Steve.

Trigonometry
Many math problems can be solved by understanding the definition of the key term involved. In this case, the key term is the inverse of a (trigonometric) function. From Wikipedia: "In mathematics, an inverse function is a function that "reverses" another ...

Math
When adding polynomials, group like terms (which have identical powers of variables). (8x^2 + x^2) + (- 7x - x + 2x) + (5y - 3y) notice how the x terms were grouped, preserving all the signs. The first group (8x²+x²) would give 9x² with no ambiguity. The same is...

statistics
In a normally distributed random variable, the probability of X≤μ is exactly 0.5, since the normal distribution curve is symmetrical.

Math HELP! Ms.Sue
First you need to be able to interpret the stems and leaf plot (since there are two stems). The two bars enclose the 10's digit, and the numbers to the left of the first bar represent the units digit for soil A, and the numbers to the right of the second bar stands for the...

math
The answer is correct. Don't know what you did until you posted your work.

b. Magnification is a pure number (no units) c. When turned around, fe=17, fo=114 M=?

The series 1 + 4/3! + 6/4! + 8/5! is Σ2k/(k+1)! for k=1,∞ =2Σk/(k+1)! k=1,∞ =2Σ(k-1)/k! k=2,∞ =2Σk/k!-1/k! k=2,∞ =2Σ1/(k-1)! k=2,∞ - 2Σ1/k! k=2,∞ =2Σ1/k! k=1,∞ - 2(Σ1/k!-2) k=0,∞ =2...

engineering mechanics
We don't get to know because we do not have the chance of looking at the numerical values in the diagram that you have in front of you.

algebra
If √N=a√3 then N=a²*3 = 3a² Substitute 3 integer values of a to find 3 possible values of N.

conditional probability
Many basic math problems can be solved by understanding the definition of terms. Conditional probability P(E|F)=conditional probability that event E will occur given that event F has already occurred = P(E∩F)/P(F) Therefore P(F|E)=P(F∩E)/P(E) =P(E∩F)/P(E) since the...

probability
First make a 6x8 table of the possible outcomes (sample space, 48 points). For random throws, each of the 48 points has equal probability (p(i,j)=1/48). a. Expected value of sum of two dice: E[X]=Σ p(i,j)(i+j) i=1,8, j=1,6 Where p(i,j)=1/48, and i+j can be taken from the...

maths
Knowing that one mango costs \$2.40, we can set it up as 2A+2(2.40)=5A+2.40 and solve for A.

Math 222
A perfect square has the form (y+a)²=y²+2ay+a² If you compare with y²-18y+a² you can find a by equating the second term and solving for a: 2ay=-18y

Chemistry
* molar mass

Chemistry
The N:O ratio can be obtained by dividing the % mass by the respective atomic masses, namely N:O = 30.4/14 : 69.6/16 = 2.17:4.35=1:2 Use the 5.25g sample and the ideal gas law to find the molecular mass and hence the composition.

Chemistry
Convert the volume to V at 1 atm. At 25°C, the molar volume is 24.465 L. Use proportion to find the molar mass, M 0.642/V = M/24.465

statistics
The sample space has 36 equiprobable outcomes. You can enumerate the successful outcomes and divide by 36. Here's another approach: Success of at least one odd number means that a failure is when both are even. Probability of a failure is (1/2)*(1/2)=1/4, we gather that ...

Physics
From the given information, we deduce that It takes 4.184 J/g * 1000 g = 4184 J to raise the temperature of 1 L of water by 1°C. Assuming that all 1000J of heat are absorbed by the 1 L of water, then by proportion, the temperature increase equals 0.239°C. 1°C * (...

STATISTICS
See earlier Q & A.

statistics
Yes, you can find the answers if the distribution curve is known. The standard normal distribution curve has an area of 1.0 under the curve. To convert a curve with mean 100 and SD=15 to the normal curve, we use Z(X)=(X-μ)/σ which means X=σZ(X)+μ where &sigma...

Math
I agree.

DISCRETE MATH
The finite population has 100 devices, out of which 80 are non-defective. At each draw, both the total number devices and the number of non-defective device decrease, we have the running probabilities as: {80/100, 79/99, 78/98, 77/97, 76/96} the product of which give 0.31931, ...

numerical methods
Correction: V(h) should read: V(h)=π(3h²R-h³)/3 =πh²(R-h/3)

numerical methods
When the tank has 6.3 ft of oil, the dipstick will be wet by 6.3 feet if it is inserted vertically to the very bottom of the tank. The radius of the surface of water at height x in a sphere of radius R is given by r(x)=sqrt(R^2-(x-R)^2) By integrating r(x) with from 0 to ...

chemistry
molar mass of CH3COOH =(12+3+12+16+16+1) =60 mass of acetic acid in 250 mL of 0.26M =(250/1000) L * 0.26*60 = 3.9 g

More math
9C4=9!/((9-4)!4!) Use your calculator to work that out.

Math
nPr=n!/(n-r)! 6P2 =6!/((6-2)!) =?

Simple math.
n! = n(n-1)(n-2)...(3)(2)(1) for example, 3! = 3*2*1=6 You can use the ! or factorial function of your calculator to find the answer for 5!. You can also calculate the products long-hand.

maths
clarification: Hint: DC is not parallel to AB unless ∠DAB is 90°.

maths
It is an excellent exercise to follow instructions in order to draw a diagram. I would let you do just that, and at any step the statement is incorrect, it is the required answer. Hint: DC is not parallel to AB.

physics - good catch!
Haha! At least someone noticed that! Yes, in my days, slide-rules were not accurate enough, and survey calculations were done using 7-figure (log and trig) tables which were packed in a volume (I still have one!) thicker than today's calculus textbook. That taught me how ...

basic trigonometry
I hope you mean the ski track along the mountain is 235 m long. The mountain can be represented by a right triangle with the two legs horizontal and vertical, and where the angle of elevation is 35°. The ski track is the hypotenuse (C), and if the horizontal leg (B) and ...

math-need figure
To ollie: The question is meaningless without the accompanying diagram. You could post a link to the diagram, or you can describe what the diagram looks like. Sorry that we cannot go further without the rest of the required information.

linear algebra
Use the properties of linear transformations: 1. T(A+B)=T(A)+T(B) 2. T(kA)=kT(A) then let A=[1,1], B=[-1,1] and T(A+B)=T(0,2)=[-2,1]+[3,2]=[1,3] => T(0,1)=[1/2, 3/2]=P and T(A-B)=T(2,0)=[-2,1]-[3,2]=[-5,-1] => T(1,0)=[-5/2, -1/2]=Q So (a) L(-1,5)=-P+5Q =-[1/2,3/2]+5[-5/2...

statistics
7 choose 5 = 7C5 = 7!/((7-5)!5!) = ? ! means factorial.

statistics
probability is constant and independent of trials. trials are Bernouli, i.e. either success or failure. Number of trials is known. All this point to the binomial distribution where P(k successes out of n) =nCk p^k (1-p)^(n-k) p=probability of success of each independent trial=...

physics
Solve for n in PV=nRT 2.79*10^5(3.66)=n×8.314462175×(19.8+273.15) to get 419 moles (3 sig. figures) and similarly solve for P in P(7.20)=419.235(8.314462175)(28.5+273.15) to get 1.46*10^5 (3 sig. figures) Your approach is correct, but cannot tell where you got ...

physics
131 m. :)

Mechanical Principles
corrections. I forgot to multiply F(x) by x in the integral. So T should read less than 6 kN instead of 10.

Mechanical Principles
We have an increasing hydrostatic pressure varing from zero at water surface to the depth of the water, which exerts a varying force on the gate. The tension on the cable can be obtained by taking moments about the hinge of the gate (at the bottom). Let H=height of gate (where...

CIRCUITS
Resistance across resistors in series = R1+R2+R3 Voltage across each resistor is proportional to the fraction of each over the total. For example, resistors R1=2,R2=1,R3=3, ohms are connected in series and subject to a voltage of 12 volts, Resistance of resistors in series R=...

Math
For a rectangle, area = length × width perimeter = 2(length + width). Example: for a rectangle with length = 5 ft width = 3 ft area = 5×3 = 15 square feet perimeter = 2(5+3) = 16 feet

maths
Volume of a cube, Vc = (side length)³ Volume of a cylinder Vcy= πr²*h where h=length/height of cylinder r = radius of base = diameter of base /2 If their volumes are equal, then Vcy = Vc πr²*h = side³ Solve for h.

geometry
Height / distance = tangent so distance = height / tangent = 28 ft / tan(11°) = ...

maths
SI=simple interest formula is Interest = Principal * annual interest rate * number of years = 225 * 0.16 * 3.75 = 135 Add interest to principal to get final repayment amount.

Combinations-Math
74 is correct.