







Golf schedule for 12 players over 8 days 
20180903 

From William: We have a golf trip with 12 golfers
we are playing 8 rounds together......we want to mix the group up at best possible w/o too much overlap.......
thoughts? the math is way over my head...
even if we play the first 6 rounds with different partners, then the last 2 can be repeats ...or whatever the math works out Answered by Penny Nom. 





A 3500 acre ranch 
20180830 

From Dee: I am in the middle of writing the description of the size of a ranch in my story.
It is 3500 acres. How does that equate into mileage? The main ranch house is
at one end, and the foreman's ranch house at the other end. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The sum and difference of two numbers 
20180830 

From Saranya: Hi,
The question is to find the numbers from sum and difference.
The Sum = 14 and the difference = 2
I found in this web site some useful answers. but my kid is going second grade only. She don't know how to do a division or multiplication.
So can you please explain on how to find the answer using only the Addition and Subtraction.
Thanks in advance. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Working with percentages 
20180826 

From Kenneth: 16 is 4% of what amount?
The answer can be determined by the following unusual manner:
4% = 16
1% = 4
100% = 400
Can the following solutions for the following be determined by using the
same type of calculation?
16 is ?% of 400
? is 4% of 400
I thank you for your reply. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Robbie and fran run laps 
20180826 

From khansa: robbie runs 3 laps for unknown number of days. fran runs 3 times as many laps each day for unknown number of day. what is the formula for their combined total number of laps Answered by Penny Nom. 





A rotating wheel 
20180824 

From Kay: A wheel with a radius of 7 inches is rotating at 4 revolutions per second. What is the
linear speed v, in feet per second? Answered by p. 





Two intersecting tubes 
20180815 

From Tommy: Hi, I am trying to determine a mathematical model for two metal tubes joining at various degrees for weld.
For instance, if I am trying to join the end of a tube to the side of another at a 90 degree angle, it will be a simple profile cut out of the joining tube.
Where it gets tricky is if you want to join the new tube at a given angle.
It would be very helpful if you could give insight as to how I can solve this problem or an equation I could work off of.
Thanks for the help!! Answered by Edward Doolittle. 





Two spinners 
20180813 

From Atina: A spinner has four equal sectors and a number is written on each sector; 1, 2, 3 and 4. A twodigit number is formed by spinning two times. The number on the first spinning makes the first digit and the number on the second spinning makes the second digit. For example, 2 on the first spinning and 1 on the second spinning make the number 21.
(a) Give the sample space S for the experiment.
(b) Consider the following events : E = odd number; F = number smaller than 35; G = prime number.
Give the subset of outcomes in S that defines each of the events E, F, and G.
(c) Describe the following events in terms of E, F, and G and find the probabilities for the events.
• getting an even integer less than 35.
• getting an odd number or an prime.
• getting an even number greater than or equal to 35 that is a prime number. • an odd number smaller than 35 that is not a prime number.
(d) Are E and F mutually exclusive events? Give a reason for your answer. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A cube in a cylinder 
20180813 

From Geli: A cylinder with a radius r and height 2r+4 contains a cube with edge length r√2. What fraction of cylinder volume is taken up by the cube Answered by Penny Nom. 





Amy and Joey on a circular track 
20180813 

From Zoe: Amy and Joey are situated on a circular track 400 feet around.
Joey starts running at a rate of 10 feet per second.
Amy waits for a full minute, then starts running from the same point (in the same direction) at 12 feet per second.
How many seconds elapse before Amy passes Joey on the track? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponents 
20180813 

From Ella: What is the radical form of 3xy raised to 5 quantity three fifths? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Form a cone from a circle sector 
20180812 

From Tinashe: A 216 sector of a circle of radius 5cm is bent to form a cone. Find the radius of the base of the cone and its vertical angle. Answered by Penny Nom. 





5 mm of water over 1 hectare 
20180810 

From Joyce: Please help me with this question.
How many tonnes of water fell on 1 hectare of land during a rainfall of 5mm? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Truncated cones 
20180808 

From Belgacem: Hello, I have a truncated cone: height 500mm , Base radius=147mm and I want to calculate the Top surface radius. How to do that? thank you Answered by Penny Nom. 





Paving stones area 
20180808 

From Declan: I am thinking of buying some reclaimed block paving stones. There are 750 pieces in total.
60% are L 140mm x W 140mm x H50mm
40% are L170mm x W140mm x H50mm
How much area will this cover? Answered by Penny Nom. 

