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## #176 2006-06-16 15:57:38

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411. The average of 11 numbers is 10.9. If the average of
the first six numbers is 10.5 and that of the last six numbers
is 11.4, then what is the middle (6th) number?

412. The perimeter of one face of a cube is 20 cm. What is its volume?

413. What is the number of revolutions made by a wheel of
diameter 56 cm in covering a distance of 1.1 km (use pi= 22/7)?

414. What is the curved surface of a right circular cone of height
15 cm and base diameter 16 cm?

415. A circular well of diameter 2 metres is dug to a depth of 14 metres. What is the volume of the earth dug out? (use pi= 22/7)

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## #177 2006-06-17 17:04:07

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416. A ladder leans against a vertical wall. The top of the ladder is 8 m above the ground. When the bottom of the ladder is moved 2 m farther away from the wall, the top of the ladder rests against the foot of the wall. What is the length of the ladder?

417. A student appeared for five papers in an examination, where the maximum marks were the same for each paper. His score in these papers were in the proportion of 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10. In all papers together, the candidate obtained 60% of the total marks. In how many papers did he got more than 50% marks?

418. A certain city has a circular wall around it, and the wall has four
gates pointing north, south, east and west. A house stands outside the city, three kms north of the north gate, and it can just be seen from a point nine kms east of the South Gate. What is the diameter of the wall that surrounds the city?

419. A square, whose side is 2 meters, has its corners cut away so as to form an octagon with all sides equal. What is the length of each side of the octagon, in meters?

420. Consider a triangle. Its longest side has length 20 and another of its sides has length 10. Its area is 80. What is the length of its third side?

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## #178 2006-07-01 14:55:42

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421. The probability of getting a prime number from a number chosen at randon from 1 to 20 is __________.

422. What is the slope of the line 3x+4y+2=0?

423. If sinx=cos 48°, what is x?

424. If cos θ =12/13, find (cosecθ tanθ + sinθ cosecθ).

425. a ladder makes an angle 60° with the floor and its lower end is 4 m from the wall. Find the length of the ladder.

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## #179 2006-07-08 09:28:18

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421)   8 out of 20 or  two-fifths  or 40%.  ( 1 is not prime according to one source I read)

422)  -3/4 slope

423)  90 - 48 degrees   or   42

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## #180 2006-07-08 10:02:05

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#### John E. Franklin wrote:

( 1 is not prime according to one source I read)

A prime number is a natural number that has exactly two (distinct) natural number divisors, which are 1 and the prime number itself.

The key word here is 'distinct', meaning non-identical. So 1, with only one divisor(1), is not a prime number.

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## #181 2006-07-09 04:53:10

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424. If cos θ =12/13, find (cosecθ tanθ + sinθ cosecθ).

425. a ladder makes an angle 60° with the floor and its lower end is 4 m from the wall. Find the length of the ladder.

x.cos60 = 4, cos60 = 0.5, x = 4/0.5 = 8

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## #182 2006-10-09 19:21:09

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Woah. Octadecuple posting. It'd look a lot nicer if you just edited your existing latest post whenever you thought of a new answer, instead of just making a new post for it. Chains of 2 or 3 posts of answers are alright, but 18 is a bit much.

Also, I'd say that 49! can only be divided by 14 eight times.

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## #183 2006-10-09 19:23:27

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OK. Editing and deleting now...

## #184 2006-10-09 19:27:40

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117. 49! can be divided by 14 62 times before becoming a decimal.
237. No - 4 more men should be employed to get this work done.
241. Raymond was in fifth position.
243. Saturday
246. 4
247. 58,968
248. 5
249. 0.1 cubic millilitres? I kinda rushed this one, so it may not be correct.
250. 40
252. 60
253. 10%
263. \$680
271. 8
294. 640,000
295. 10:21 P.m.
304. 0.5
311. 15
398. 2475
412. 125cm³
423. x = 42

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## #185 2006-10-10 18:40:07

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I'm going to change my answer for 117, and say 48 instead of 64.

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187) 16

## #187 2006-10-14 03:38:16

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why change your answer? after all, with the way your brain works, your first instinct/inclination is normally correct unless you are revising an error...

## #188 2006-10-14 03:41:15

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That simply is not true. And I can change my answers whenever I wish, thank you.

## #189 2006-10-14 03:43:52

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dude, chill! maybe if you spent more time with real people that aren't online, then you would be able to see that being rude and a total egomaniac aren't going to get you anywhere socially...and btwe, you're welcome!

## #190 2006-10-14 03:52:48

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Holla, what is it about Devanté that makes you feel the need to flame everything he says?

You're perfectly courteous to everyone except him, so what is it about him that makes your attitude so different? Please try to work things out, or I'll have no choice but to ban you. And I don't want to, because you've been helping out in a few of the Help Me topics.

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## #191 2006-10-15 11:04:34

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fifty words? really?

## #192 2006-11-04 06:29:45

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#117
49! can be evenly divided by 14 only 8 times.  To be divisible by 14, it must also be divisible by 7.    When calculating N = 49!, the only time a 7 is factored in is when multiply by 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, and 49 (two 7's in that one).

## #193 2006-11-06 04:38:33

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Me and pi man are both awesome at answering that question.

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And I fail. >_>

## #195 2007-02-26 18:20:19

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#### ganesh wrote:

(29) A mule and a donkey were going to the market laden with wheat. The mule said, "if you give me one measure, Iwould be carrying twice as much as you, but if I give you one, we would be having equal measures." What were their burdens?

(30) Amanda has 12 pairs of white socks and ten pairs of red socks. She keeps them all in the same drawer. If she picks out three socks at random, what is the probability that she would get a matching pair?

(31) I drove the first 60 kilometers at 30 km/hour and the next 60 kilometers at 50 km/hour. What was my avergae speed for the trip?

(32) The sum of two numbers is ten. Their product is twenty. Can you find the sum of the reciprocals of the two numbers? Don't know the answer

(33) Which of the following is the greatest?
log(20+40), log20+log40, Log(60-30), log60 - log30

## #196 2007-02-27 15:03:19

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Sum of reciprocals:-

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## #197 2007-02-27 15:16:43

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Last edited by JaneFairfax (2007-02-27 15:21:26)

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## #198 2007-02-27 15:19:13

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That one is remarkably simpler!
Great work, JaneFairfax!

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## #199 2007-02-28 01:57:46

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Yes, I fell into that trap as well. I diligently worked out what the two numbers needed to be, and it was only when I got to adding their reciprocals that I realised that I needn't have. Very nice, sneaky puzzle.

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## #200 2007-11-24 18:03:29

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By selling 8 dozen pencils, a shopkeeper gains the selling price of 1 dozen pencils. What is his profit percentage?
where  can i get the answer?????