Situation
If a chord is selected at random on a fixed circle what is the probability that its length exceeds the radius of the circle?

  1. Assume that the distance of the chord from the center of the circle is uniformly distributed.
    A.   0.5 C.   0.866
    B.   0.667 D.   0.75
  2. Assume that the midpoint of the chord is evenly distributed over the circle.
    A.   0.5 C.   0.866
    B.   0.667 D.   0.75
  3. Assume that the end points of the chord are uniformly distributed over the circumference of the circle.
    A.   0.5 C.   0.866
    B.   0.667 D.   0.75

 

The Hour Hand And Minute Hand Of The Clock Exchanged Places

Problem
Between 3:00 and 4:00, Kathryn looked at her watch and noticed that the minute hand was between 5 and 6. Later, Kathryn looked again and noticed that the hour hand and the minute hand had exchanged places. What time was it in the second case?
 

Situation
A beam 100 mm × 150 mm carrying a uniformly distributed load of 300 N/m rests on three supports spaced 3 m apart as shown below. The length x is so calculated in order that the reactions at all supports shall be the same.
 

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1.   Find x in meters.

A.   1.319 C.   1.217
B.   1.139 D.   1.127

2.   Find the moment at B in N·m.

A.   -240 C.   -242
B.   -207 D.   -226

3.   Calculate the reactions in Newton.

A.   843.4 C.   863.8
B.   425.4 D.   827.8

 

Situation
A beam of uniform cross section whose flexural rigidity EI = 2.8 × 1011 N·mm2, is placed on three supports as shown. Support B is at small gap Δ so that the moment at B is zero.
 

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1.   Calculate the reaction at A.

A.   4.375 kN C.   5.437 kN
B.   8.750 kN D.   6.626 kN

2.   What is the reaction at B?

A.   4.375 kN C.   5.437 kN
B.   8.750 kN D.   6.626 kN

3.   Find the value of Δ.

A.   46 mm C.   34 mm
B.   64 mm D.   56 mm