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

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

Problem
In a fund raising show, a group of philanthropists agreed that the first one to arrive would pay 25¢ to enter, and each later would pay twice as much as the preceding person. The total amount collected from all of them was \$262,143.75. How many of them paid?

Problem
Find the equation of the curve passing through the point (3, 2) and having s slope 5x2 - x + 1 at every point (x, y).

A.   $y = \frac{5}{3}x^3 - \frac{1}{2}x^2 + x - \frac{31}{3}$ C.   $y = 5x^3 - 2x^2 + x - 118$
B.   $y = 5x^3 - 2x^2 + x - 31$ D.   $y = \frac{5}{3}x^3 - \frac{1}{2}x^2 + x - \frac{83}{2}$

 

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
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

 

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 Vsphere = 4/3 πr3 as a function of x (radius), and x (radius) as a function of t (time).

A.   V(t) = 5/2 πt3 C.   V(t) = 9/2 πt3
B.   V(t) = 7/2 πt3 D.   V(t) = 3/2 πt3