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A road around a garden 2015-01-25
From hahha:
a garden 150 m long and 80 m wide has a road 4 m wide all around on the out side find the cost of paving at the rate of 12 per s.q m
Answered by Penny Nom.
The grade of a road as a percent 2014-02-14
From Emily:
What is the grade of the road shown below expressed as a percent rounded to one decimal place?
Rise is 40feet
Run is 380 feet

Answered by Penny Nom.
A railroad embankment 2013-01-22
From clint:
the pennsylvania railroad found it necessary,owing to land slides upon the roadbed,to reduce the angle of inclination of one bank of certain railway cut near pittsburgh,pa.,from an original angle of 45 degrees to a new angle of 30 degrees. the bank as it originally stood was 200 ft.long and had a slant length of 60 ft.. find the amount of the earth removed, if the top level of the bank remained unchanged.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The tonnage of some gravel 2010-07-22
From Gregory:
i have a road that is 8 miles long 20 feet wide and 4 inches deep what is the tonnage for gravel i would need
Answered by Penny Nom.
The angle at which the road is inclined 2010-02-10
From abeth:
a mountain road drops 5 m for every 22 m of road. Calculate the angle at which the road is inclined to the horizontal to the nearest degree.
Answered by Penny Nom.
How many miles of track? 2008-08-27
From Stephanie:
I have a 50 ac tract of Railroad I need to know approx how many miles of tr= ack would be included in 50 ac
Answered by Penny Nom.
Chord, radius, arc length and central angle 2008-04-15
From Cindy:
There is a railroad curve with a chord length of 2000 ft. and a central angle of 35 degrees. What is the radius and arc length of the circular arc?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
The grade of a shoulder 2007-04-28
From Robert:
I am building a road with a 1.2 meter shoulder. The plan calls fo a 6% shoulder grade. When I use my metric calculator I come up with a different answer when I multiply 3/4 of an inch by 1.2 meters and when I multiply 1.2 meters by .06%?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A roadway over a river 2007-03-12
From Taranjeet:
My teacher has given us bridge with only one measurement. From the river to the roadway is 50 metres in length (vertically) The question he wants us to find out is. What is the distance between the vertical supports. He has said that: At a horizontal distance of 'x' metres from the foot of the arch the height of the arch, the height of the arch above the river 'h' metres is given by: h=-1/40(x squared) = 3x I don't understand how to find the distance between the support beams. Thank you
Answered by Penny Nom.
The coefficient of thermal expansion for steel 2005-10-14
From Jim:

Is the following statement true?

The coefficient of thermal expansion for steel is 0.00000645in/in/deg. Doesn't sound like much but when you run out the numbers it comes to .405504 ft/mile/deg. Still doesn't sound like much, only about 5". Then multiply by 40 degrees and you get a piece of rail that has grown by 16.22 feet in that one mile. It's not at all unusual for the rail temp to go from say, 40 deg to 80 deg on a spring or fall day. Remember that on a sunny day, the rail temp can be significantly higher than the air temp as well."

I ran the math and came up with an answer closer to 16 inches, instead of 16 feet. Which is closer to being correct?

Answered by Penny Nom.
The incline of a road 2003-08-03
From A driver:
incline- % grade as to degree. ie 6% hwy grade= what degree of incline?
Answered by Penny Nom.



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