MSTE - Mathematics, Surveying and Transportation Engineering
Common name: Math

Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics, Geometry, Calculus, Differential Equations, Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Economy, Surveying, Transportation Engineering

Problem
A boat going upstream takes 1.5 times longer than going the same distance downstream. If the water current in the river is 8 kph, calculate the speed of the boat in still water.

A.   30 kph C.   40 kph
B.   50 kph D.   20 kph

 

Problem
When the polynomial $x^4 + bx^3 + 5x^2 + dx + 6$ is divided by $x - 2$ the remainder is 16. When it is divided by $x + 1$ the remainder is 10. Find the value of constant $d$.

A.   7 C.   -5
B.   -7 D.   5

 

Problem
Gas is escaping from a spherical balloon at a constant rate of 2 ft3/min. How fast, in ft2/min, is the outer surface area of the balloon shrinking when the radius is 12 ft?

A.   1/2 C.   1/3
B.   1/5 D.   1/4

 

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
Which of the following pizzas is a better buy: a large pizza with 16-inch diameter for \$15 or a medium pizza with an 8-inch diameter for \$7.50? What is the cost per square inch of the better pizza?

A.   medium pizza: \$0.07/in.2 C.   medium pizza: \$0.15/in.2
B.   large pizza: \$0.07/in.2 D.   large pizza: \$0.15/in.2