







Simultaneous equations with fractions 
20181214 

From zaheer: solve simultaneous equations and give answer in fractional form
3x  2 = 4y +5/3
y + 7 = 2x + 4
would really appreciate some help on this please Answered by Penny Nom. 





The height of a tower 
20181212 

From Pandey: Hello sir plz solve this question. If the shadow of a tower is found to be 10.5m longer when the sun's altitude is 45°AND60°. Find the height of the tower. Answered by Penny Nom. 





An open top box 
20181212 

From Kirklan: Jeremy wants to construct an open box from an18inch square piece of aluminum. He plans to cut equal squares, with sides of x inches, from each corner and then fold each side up to form the box. If Jeremy wants the volume of the box to be 432 cubic inches, what should the minimum length of the sides of the squares cut from each corner be? Find the volume, V, of the box as a function of x. Given: V = length × width × height. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The area and weight of sod 
20181211 

From Susan: I have equipment that will cut sod 30 inches across and 75 Feet in length?
how much will this be in square foot age ? Yards? Approximate weight? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Angular velocity 
20181205 

From Kolade: Krusty the Clown and Sideshow Bob have covered themselves in velcro, and shot themselves out of a large
cannon so that they stick to a huge rotating velcro wheel (don’t try this at home). As shown in Figure 1(a),
Krusty is now stuck to a point 3.00 m from the center of the wheel while Bob is stuck to another point 5.00 m
from the center. The wheel is rotating counterclockwise at 10.0 rpm. Conveniently a set of axes is suspended
just in front the wheel (Krusty asked for axes, like the ones you would use to chop wood, so that he and Bob
could chase each other with them in the usual wholesome entertainment he is known for. Unfortunately, the
set designer misunderstood.) The axes do not rotate with the wheel.
(a) Find Krusty’s and Bob’s angular velocities, in radians per second. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A puzzling equation 
20181204 

From Manny: Hello,
Can you explain why this is wrong:
1 = (1)^3 = (1)^{6/2} = ((1)^6)^{1/2} = (1)^{1/2} = 1 ??
Thank you Answered by Penny Nom. 





A square and a triangle 
20181203 

From Livvy: a square with a perimeter of 48 and a triangle with a perimeter of 38. when they are joined they make a pentagon. please find the perimeter
how can you find the perimeter of this. could you please help me? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The top of a truncated cone 
20181202 

From Sameer: Bottom cone radius 1124.height is 200. Top radius 15degree decree to bottom radius. Top radius how much ? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many solutions does 3 (x + 4) = 3 x + 4 have? 
20181201 

From Milan: how many solutions does 3 (x + 4) = 3 x + 4 have? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Four digit numbers from 0, 1, 2 and 3 
20181130 

From A parent: how many four digit numbers can be formed using nos.0,1,2,3 if repetition is allowed? Answered by Penny Nom. 





y = x  1 
20181130 

From alexis: what does this mean y=x1 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Two cones formed from two circular sectors 
20181130 

From APARNA: The central angles of two sector of a circle are 60° and 120° . Using these sectors two cones are made. If the radius of the smaller cone is 5 cm, find the radius and base area of the larger cone. Answered by Penny Nom. 





0.025% of 575 billion 
20181128 

From JoAnne: What is .025% of 575 billion dollars? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ordering fractions 
20181125 

From Mae: order these from least to greatest:
19/6, 3 5/14, 83/21 Answered by Penny Nom. 





1 acre by 3 inches deep 
20181123 

From Cheri: How many yards of soil does it take to cover 1 acre in 3 inches of soil? Answered by Penny Nom. 

