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#1 2020-04-03 06:39:24

camicat
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Registered: 2020-02-27
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Radicals and Roots

Hello, I'm once again posting because I need help with a word problem. I can't even decipher what I need to solve. Here is the word problem, thanks in advance for any help!


10. A weight hangs on a spring. The vibration period of that weight is the time in which it makes a complete cycle in motion. Suppose the relationship between the vibration period "T" (in seconds) and the weight "w" (in kilograms) is given by T = 2 pi SQRT(w / 200). Find the period T, to the nearest thousandth, for a spring with a hanging weight of 2.0 kilograms.

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#2 2020-04-03 19:09:13

Bob
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Re: Radicals and Roots

hi camicat

You have been given a formula

The units match ok, seconds and kilograms, and T is already the subject of the equation.  So it's just a case of putting in w = 2 and working out T.  Order of steps to take:

divide w by 200
square root that number.
multiply by pi
multiply by 2

There's the required T .

round off.

Bob


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#3 2020-04-06 07:43:28

camicat
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Re: Radicals and Roots

Hi, Bob!

This was very helpful, thank you!

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