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Number of days the project delayed

Problem
A contractor estimates that he could finish a project in 15 days if he has 20 men. At the start, he hired 10 men then after 6 days, 10 more men are added. How many days was the project delayed?

A.   5 C.   6
B.   3 D.   4

 

Probability That Exactly 1 is Defective in Getting 2 Cell Phones

Problem
A box contains 5 defective and 195 non-defective cell phones. A quality control engineer selects 2 cell phones at random without replacement. What is the probability that exactly 1 is defective?

A.   0.0190 C.   0.0390
B.   0.0490 D.   0.0290

 

Angle Correction for Repeated Measurement

Problem
The following interior angles (in degree) of a triangular traverse were measured with the same precision.
 

Angle Value No. of Measurement
A 41 2
B 77 6
C 63 2

 

What is the most probable value of angle C, in degrees?
 

A.   62.423° C.   62.571°
B.   62.874° D.   62.745°

 

Expected Profit for the Acceptance of Estimate of an Engineering Company

Problem
An engineering company prepares an estimate for a job. The cost of preparing the estimate is Php10,000. The amount of profit over and above the Php10,000 is Php25,000 if their estimate is accepted. The probability that their estimate will be accepted 0.7 and the probability that their estimate will not be accepted is 0.3. What is the expected profit?

A.   Php12,500 C.   Php14,500
B.   Php13,500 D.   Php10,500

 

Rate of Change of Volume of Sand in Conical Shape

Problem
A conveyor is dispersing sands which forms into a conical pile whose height is approximately 4/3 of its base radius. Determine how fast the volume of the conical sand is changing when the radius of the base is 3 feet, if the rate of change of the radius is 3 inches per minute.

A.   2π ft/min C.   3π ft/min
B.   4π ft/min D.   5π ft/min

 

Duel of Two 50% Marksmen: Odds in favor of the man who shoots first

Problem
Smith and Jones, both 50% marksmen, decide to fight a duel in which they exchange alternate shots until one is hit. What are the odds in favor of the man who shoots first?

A.   1/3 C.   2/3
B.   1/2 D.   1/4

 

Velocity of Separation: How fast is the distance between two cars changing?

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

 

Centripetal Force of a Ball Revolving Uniformly in a Horizontal Circle

Problem
A 150 g ball at the end of a string is revolving uniformly in a horizontal circle of radius 0.600 m. The ball makes 2 revolutions in a second. What is the centripetal acceleration?

A.   74.95 m/sec2 C.   49.57 m/sec2
B.   94.75 m/sec2 D.   59.47 m/sec2

 

Radius of Circle of New Atom Smasher

Problem
A new kind of atom smasher is to be composed of two tangents and a circular arc which is concave toward the point of intersection of the two tangents. Each tangent and the arc of the circle is 1 mile long, what is the radius of the circle? Use 1 mile = 5280 ft.

A.   1437 ft. C.   1347 ft.
B.   1734 ft. D.   1374 ft.

 

Ratio of Volume of Water to Volume of Conical Tank

Problem
A conical tank in upright position (vertex uppermost) stored water of depth 2/3 that of the depth of the tank. Calculate the ratio of the volume of water to that of the tank.

A.   4/5 C.   26/27
B.   18/19 D.   2/3

 

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