# November 2018

**Problem**

Determine the percentage uncertainty in the area of a square that is 6.08 ± 0.01 m on a side.

A. 0.27% | C. 0.26% |

B. 0.25% | D. 0.29% |

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**Problem**

In still water, your small boat averages 8 miles per hour. It takes you the same amount of time to travel 15 miles downstream, with the current, as 9 miles upstream, against the current. What is the rate of water's current?

A. 4 miles/hr | C. 2 miles/hr |

B. 3 miles/hr | D. 5 miles/hr |

**Problem**

A coin is so unbalanced that you are likely to get two heads in two successive throws as you are to get tails in one. What is the probability of getting heads in a single throw?

A. 0.168 | C. 0.681 |

B. 0.618 | D. 0.816 |

**Problem**

In the expansion of (2*x* - 1/*x*)^{10}, find the coefficient of the 8^{th} term.

A. 980 | C. 960 |

B. 970 | D. 990 |

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**Problem**

The formula $v = \sqrt{2gh}$ give the velocity, in feet per second, of an object when it falls *h* feet accelerated by gravity *g*, in feet per second squared. If *g* is approximately 32 feet per second squared, find how far an object has fallen if its velocity is 80 feet per second.

A. 80 feet | C. 70 feet |

B. 100 feet | D. 90 feet |

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**Problem**

Earth is approximately 93,000,000.00 miles from the sun, and the Jupiter is approximately 484,000,900.00 miles from the sun. How long would it take a spaceship traveling at 7,500.00 mph to fly from Earth to Jupiter?

A. 9.0 years | C. 6.0 years |

B. 5.0 years | D. 3.0 years |

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**Problem**

A meteorologist is inflating a spherical balloon with a helium gas. If the radius of a balloon is changing at a rate of 1.5 cm/sec., express the volume *V* of the balloon as a function of time *t* (in seconds). Hint: Use composite function relationship *V*_{sphere} = 4/3 π*r*^{3} as a function of *x* (radius), and *x* (radius) as a function of *t* (time).

A. V(t) = 5/2 πt^{3} |
C. V(t) = 9/2 πt^{3} |

B. V(t) = 7/2 πt^{3} |
D. V(t) = 3/2 πt^{3} |

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**Problem**

A farmer owned a square field measuring exactly 2261 m on each side. 1898 m from one corner and 1009 m from an adjacent corner stands Narra tree. A neighbor offered to purchase a triangular portion of the field stipulating that a fence should be erected in a straight line from one side of the field to an adjacent side so that the Narra tree was part of the fence. The farmer accepted the offer but made sure that the triangular portion was a minimum area. What was the area of the field the neighbor received and how long was the fence? Hint: Use the Cosine Law.

A. A = 972,325 m^{2} and L = 2,236 m |

B. A = 950,160 m^{2} and L = 2,122 m |

C. A = 946,350 m^{2} and L = 2,495 m |

D. A = 939,120 m^{2} and L = 2,018 m |

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**Problem**

The number of hours daylight, *D*(*t*) at a particular time of the year can be approximated by

for *t* days and *t* = 0 corresponding to January 1. The constant *K* determines the total variation in day length and depends on the latitude of the locale. When is the day length the longest, assuming that it is NOT a leap year?

A. December 20 | C. June 20 |

B. June 19 | D. December 19 |

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**Problem**

A Toyota Land Cruiser drives east from point *A* at 30 kph. Another car, Ford Expedition, starting from *B* at the same time, drives S30°W toward *A* at 60 kph. *B* is 30 km from *A*. How fast in kph is the distance between two cars changing after 30 minutes? Hint: Use the Cosine Law.

A. 70 kph | C. 55 kph |

B. 80 kph | D. 60 kph |

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