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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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mathsyperson is correct

Problem # k + 78

A, B, and C are partners in a business. Their shares of capital are 1/2:1/3:1/4. A withdraws half of his capital after 15 months. After 15 months more,the profit of $ 4340 is divided between them propotional to their capital. What is C's share of the profit?

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Problem # k + 79

Show that the set (1, 11, 101, 1001,......10^n+1) where n≥10 has more non-prime numbers than primes.

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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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*Last edited by krassi_holmz (2006-01-04 23:30:18)*

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Outstanding! krassi_holmz, you deserve to be complimented for that!

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Probelm # k + 80

A line 2x + 3y + 1 = 0 tocuhes a circle C at (1, -1). Another circle cuts circle C orthogonally and the end points of its diameter are (0, -1), (-2, 3). Find the equation of the circle C.

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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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Thank you. For the next problem I'll leave it to somebody else.

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Interestingly, none has replied to Problem # k + 78, which I thought was relatively simple

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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krassi_holmz wrote:

Thank you. For the next problem I'll leave it to somebody else.

Me too. I've answered far too many of these, so let's give someone else a turn.

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Probelm # k + 81

If [{(sinθ)/(1+cosθ)} + {(1+cosθ)/(sinθ)}]= 4, what is the value of θ if

0 degrees≤θ≤90 degrees?

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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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I'm not sure.

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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krassi_holmz, you are correct! Why are you uncertain about a correct answer? Well done, krassi_holmz.

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Problem # k + 82

If x^4 + y^4 = 17 and x + y =1, what is the value of x²y²-2xy?

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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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x^2+y^2=x^2+y^2+2xy-2xy=(x+y)^2-2xy=1-2xy.

x^4+y^4=17=x^2^2+y^2^2+2x^2y^2-2x^2y^2=(x^2+y^2)^2-2x^2y^2=(1-2xy)^2-2x^2y^2 = 1-4xy+4x^2y^2-2x^2y^2=1-4xy+2x^2y^2 =>

2x^2y^2-4xy=17-1=16

x^2y^2-2xy=16/2=8

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**irspow****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-24
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I might be missing something obvious, but...

1/2 + 1/3 + 1/4 = 13/12? Doesn't one of the partners in k+78 own a 1/12 imaginary share?

I think that this problem could only be solved if we knew who was holding the fake share.

*Last edited by irspow (2006-01-08 04:54:55)*

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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krassi_holmz is right!

To irspow : In problem # k + 78, when it is stated that the shares are in the ration a:b:c, it need not be true that a+b+c be equal to 1. a's share of the total would be a/(a+b+c), b's share would be b/(a+b+c) and c's c/(a+b+c).

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Problem # k + 83

Four horses are tethered at 4 corners of a square field of side 70 metres so that they just cannot reach one another. What is the area left ungrazed by the horses?

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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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70^2 - 45^2 Pi ?

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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krassi_holmz, you are given another chance.

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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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*Last edited by Ricky (2006-01-09 03:40:26)*

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**irspow****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-24
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*Last edited by irspow (2006-01-09 13:39:29)*

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Well done, irspow

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Problem # k + 84

Two spheres of radii 6 cm and 1 cm are inscribed in a right circular cone. The bigger sphere touches the smaller sphere and also the base of the cone. What is the height of the cone?

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**irspow****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-24
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I'll take an ill-attempted stab.

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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irspow is correct! Although the actual solution is arrived at differently!

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