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Vectors 2019-09-06
From Kayla:
Hi! Due to time constraint issues, we skipped vectors in Pre-Calc last year. However, I'm attempting to complete my AP Physics summer homework and there are 3 problems with vectors. As I explained, I have no idea even where to begin and as such I need some help.

Problem 1:
A plane flying at 90 at 45 m/s is blown toward 0 at 62 m/s by a strong wind. Find the plane's resultant velocity. I have tried all sorts of online calculators but none are providing me with a formula I can use to solve this problem on my own.

Problem 2:
If you walk 367 m North and 785 m West what is your total displacement from your original location?
What is the problem asking for when it says displacement?

Problem 3:
A plane travels on a heading of 127.0 at a velocity of 25 km/hr. What are the horizontal and vertical components of the plane's velocity? As you know already, I have never done vectors so I don't know what horizontal and vertical components of velocity are.

Thank you So Much for your help!! I am struggling!!

- Kayla

Answered by Penny Nom.
Converting decimals to common fractions 2018-05-08
From Ruth:
what does the 0 represent in .018 versus the decimal .180? As in, changing these to fractions? Thank you.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A five digit number 2016-10-12
From Massa:
Explain why any four digit number is less than any five digit number?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A place value drawing 2016-02-24
From Kristin:
Make a place value drawing of a number that has double the number of tens as ones and three times the number of thousands as hundreds write the number.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A barge of triangular cross section 2014-08-18
From tushar:
a barge of triangular cross section is 20m long 12 m wide and 6m deep.its floats in SW at a draft if 4m find its displacement
Answered by Penny Nom.
A six digit number 2014-06-30
From anupam:
my daughter asking a solution for the below question, kindly help.

Write the smallest 6 digit number wit digits ( 2,4,3,0,5,7).

plz this is an urgent requirement.


Answered by Penny Nom.
An arrow is shot straight up in the air 2012-12-06
From heather:
The skywalk is a glass bottomed platform that hangs over the edge of the Grand Canyon and is suspended 4000 feet above the floor of the canyon. If a tourist shot an arrow straight up in the air from the observation platform, the arrow's height could be modeled by H(t) =-16^2 + 240 + 4000 where H(t) is the height of the arrow above the canyon floor in feet t seconds after being shot, t>0.
(a) Find H(5) and explain its meaning

Answered by Penny Nom.
Transposition error 2012-12-03
From Carol:
What is the correct term for when a child writes 61 instead of 16, or 83 for 38--when they switch the place values of a number?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Expanded exponential form? 2012-06-12
From Ramon:
express the numbers 990 614 000 005 in expanded exponential form.
Answered by Harley Weston.
Displacement 2011-12-17
From faisal:
a helicopter takes off and travels 300 km due north then returns to its landing field. what is its displacement?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Rounding 2011-12-14
From seth:
A decimal number rounded changed to 23.7 after it was rounded. Give a decimal number that is less than 23.7 and another that is greater than 23.7 that each round to 23.7. Explain to what place each number was rounded.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Expanded form 2011-10-12
From Chris:
Write this number in expanded form
4 326 180 501


Answered by Penny Nom.
Place value 2011-09-20
From Ivana:
the digit in the ones place is a hand with out a thumb(4) 2) the digit in the thousands place is 2 less than the digit in the one's place. (4-2= 3) the digit in the ten's place is the sum of 2 and 6 (2+6= 4) the digit in the hundreds place is what you get when you get when you subtract 5 from the digit in the ten's place (ten's-5= what is the number?
Answered by Penny Nom.
What does 163,100,000 look written in words? 2011-03-22
From Alicia:
What does 163,100,000 look written in words?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Math in the workplace: nursing 2010-05-24
From Taylor:
How is math used in the workplace - Nurse Anesthetist?
Answered by Penny Nom.
What number has 5 hundreds and 12 tens? 2008-10-21
From kellee:
What number has 5 hundreds and 12 tens?

I would say the number is 620. But, my daughter thinks that is wrong.

Answered by Harley Weston.
Hundreds, tens, and units digits 2008-09-05
From Cynthia:
write an expression for the value of a three-digit number whos hundreds, tens, and units digits are x, y, and z, respectively
Answered by Penny Nom.
3-D Vectors 2008-07-22
From jenina:
1. The summit of a mountain, 2450m above base camp, is measured on a map to be 4580m horizontally from the camp in a direction 32.4 west of north. What are the components of the displacement vector from camp to summit? What is its magnitude? Choose the x axis east, y axis north and z axis up.
Answered by Janice Cotcher.
Units digit 2008-07-02
From seemachauhan:
How to find unit digit of various numbers and what are unit digits?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The volume of a stone 2008-04-17
From sara:
a rectangular tank 30 cm long and 20 cm wide is filled with water to a depth of 8 cm. When a stone was put in, the water level rose to 11 cm. Find the volume of the stone. (Assume that the stone is completely under water.)
Answered by Penny Nom.
Place value 2007-10-27
From eric:
True or False: In the number 378, there are 3 hundreds, 7 tens, and 8 ones.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The largest number you can add ... 2007-10-26
From Dryden:
What is meant by asking what is the greatest number you can add to that number without having to regroup in any place?
Answered by Penny Nom.
I have a 6 digits 2007-09-28
From Kim:
I have a 6 digits. My hundred-thousands digit is 1 less that my ones digit, 8 more than my thousands digit, twice my tens digit, and 4 times my hundreds digit. My ten-thousands digit is 0. What number am I?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Tens and ones 2007-09-16
From julia:
My son has come home with a math question "what i know about 10s and 1s" we're totally stumped any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated
Answered by Harley Weston.
A place value chart 2007-09-12
From glenwood:
draw a million chart then place the following numbers in the proper place. one hundred and nine million, seven hundred and twenty-three
Answered by Penny Nom.
What number am I? 2007-08-11
From Belinda:
What number am I? My millions digit is 4. My billions digit is two time = my millions digit. My hundred thousands digit is two more than my = millions digit and three more than my ones digit. My ten millions digit = is one less than my ones digit. My other digits are zero. Write my = short word form.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Is zero a number or a place holder? 2007-04-09
From Chris:
Is zero a number or a place holder?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Throwing a stone downwards 2007-01-12
From Momo:
a stone is thrown vertically downward with an initial speed of 14m/s from a height of 65 m above the ground. A) how far does the stone travel in the first 2.0 s? B) what is the stone velocity just before it hits the ground?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Place value, coins and money 2006-12-12
From Emily:
I was wondering what the best way would be to teach place value using coins and money. I have used base ten blocks already and am looking for a way to integrate money, perhaps on a place value chart and perhaps using decimals.
Answered by Diane Hanson.
Place value 2006-10-12
From Sue:
We have extended the place value chart out 14 places and want to know what comes after hundred trillions?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Whats the value of the digit 7 in 756,809? 2005-09-14
From Anastasia:
Whats the value of the digit 7 in 756,809?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Four and five digit numbers 2004-09-21
From Josy:
The question I have now in front of me is....Is a 4-digit number always less than a 5-digit number? Hi Josy, The digits in order are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Thus the largest four digit number is 9999. The smallet 5 digit number is 10000. Penny Go to Math Central
Answered by Penny Nom.
Forty balls are placed in a bag 2004-06-19
From Sheila:
Forty balls numbered 1-10 are placed in a bag and four are drawn at random. What is the probability that the first ball drawn is between 1-10 (inclusive) the second is between 11-20, the third is between 21-30 and the last is between 31-40?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Place Value 2004-04-25
From Santosh:
Q. Write the Place value of the digits in the following numerals.

1. 5 in 54
2. 3 in 63

Answered by Penny Nom.
The digits in 349 2003-09-12
From Franik:
in the number 349, which number has the least value, and why?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Round to hundredths 2002-11-19
From Brittany:
Can u tell me how to do a problem like this:

35 divded by 4.8= Round to hundreths.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Rounding 27.27 2002-11-03
From A parent:
If you have a problem 27.27 and you need to round to the first 7 the answer would be 27

Would 27.0 be acceptable as well or is it completely wrong.

Answered by Penny Nom.
The number of decimal places in 1 over a power of 2 2002-09-12
From Allan:
Does anyone notice that the maximum number of decimal place of the number 2 dividing 1 and its increment (4, 8, 16...etc) is the same as the power of number 2? eg. 22=4, thus the max number of decimal of 1/4=0.25 which is 2 decimal place and 2 is the number of power of 2 take 64 as example: 26=64, and take 1/64=0.015625 which has 6 decimal place (and is the power 6)

Is there such a law in math? If yes, can you tell me what it is? Or is this my discovery?

Answered by Paul Betts.
What is a group of three numbers called in a large number? 2002-01-15
From Laurie:
What is a group of three numbers called in a large number?

My son has this question on his 4th grade worksheet. I've taught middle school math for 7 years and nver heard of it.

Answered by Paul Betts.
Scoring a college placement test 2001-09-26
From Carmen:
A college placement test consist of 75 multiple-choice questions, each having 5 possible answers. The exam is scored by subtracting from the number of correct answers one-quarter of a point for each question answered incorrectly. If a person answers every question on the exam and scored 45, how many questions were answered wrong?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Place value chart 2001-01-11
From Charles:
Can you send me a pictorial example of a place value chart?
Answered by Harley Weston.
How many tens are in 400? 2000-11-07
From A student:
How many tens are in 400?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Grade 4 curriculum 1999-02-09
From John:
My daughter is in grade 4 and her math teacher has asked her to write out the number 1 to 10,000. She is currently at 4567 and is sick of it. When I complained that this was not a usefull exercise she said that the Ministry of Education curriculum requires this and gave a photocopy of the page. It states: "read and write whole number to 10,000 in standard, expanded, and written forms (eg., 9367=9000+300+60+7 = nine thousand three hundred sixty-seven). Has the teacher interpreted this the wrong way?

Thanks John
PS. Do you have a web address for Ontario Math and Science Teachers organization?
Answered by Jack LeSage.

Place Value 1999-01-05
From Reg:
I work in a Section 27 classroom with various grades. I am looking for assistance on how to deliver a lesson on place value:decimal numbers keeping in mind that they need to see it (visual) to comprehend. I am looking for grade 4-6 level.
Answered by Jack LeSage.
Billions and more! 1997-09-15
From Mahabir B. Gupta:
I would like to know how you americans write the number 1 billion.

Do you say "One thousand million"..can you answer by giving me examples?

1,000,000----> 1 million
1,000,000,000---->1 billion

Why is it that in spanish it is different?
Answered by Penny Nom.

Thousands, millions, billions and trillions 1996-08-22
From Blaine:
What are the names of the periods in groups of numbers like 123,456,789. I need to know the names of them for school. I already know the first ones: units thousands millions billions trillions.
Answered by Penny Nom and Diane Hanson.



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