# Mathematics, Surveying and Transportation Engineering

Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics, Geometry, Calculus, Differential Equations, Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Economy, Surveying, Transportation Engineering

## Centripetal Force of a Ball Revolving Uniformly in a Horizontal Circle

**Problem**

A 150 g ball at the end of a string is revolving uniformly in a horizontal circle of radius 0.600 m. The ball makes 2 revolutions in a second. What is the centripetal acceleration?

A. 74.95 m/sec^{2} |
C. 49.57 m/sec^{2} |

B. 94.75 m/sec^{2} |
D. 59.47 m/sec^{2} |

## Radius of Circle of New Atom Smasher

**Problem**

A new kind of atom smasher is to be composed of two tangents and a circular arc which is concave toward the point of intersection of the two tangents. Each tangent and the arc of the circle is 1 mile long, what is the radius of the circle? Use 1 mile = 5280 ft.

A. 1437 ft. | C. 1347 ft. |

B. 1734 ft. | D. 1374 ft. |

## Ratio of Volume of Water to Volume of Conical Tank

**Problem**

A conical tank in upright position (vertex uppermost) stored water of depth 2/3 that of the depth of the tank. Calculate the ratio of the volume of water to that of the tank.

A. 4/5 | C. 26/27 |

B. 18/19 | D. 2/3 |

## Finding The Length Of Parabolic Curve Given Change In Grade Per Station

**Problem**

A +0.8% grade meets a -0.4% grade at km 12 + 850 with elevation 35 m. The maximum allowable change in grade per station is 0.2%. Determine the length of the curve.

A. 300 m | C. 80 m |

B. 240 m | D. 120 m |

## Find y’ if x = 2 arccos 2t and y = 4 arcsin 2t

**Problem**

Find *y’* if *x* = 2 arccos 2*t* and *y* = 4 arcsin 2*t*.

A. 2 | C. 4 |

B. -2 | D. -4 |

## Probability That A Randomly Selected Chord Exceeds The Length Of The Radius Of Circle

**Situation**

If a chord is selected at random on a fixed circle what is the probability that its length exceeds the radius of the circle?

- Assume that the distance of the chord from the center of the circle is uniformly distributed.
A. 0.5 C. 0.866 B. 0.667 D. 0.75 - Assume that the midpoint of the chord is evenly distributed over the circle.
A. 0.5 C. 0.866 B. 0.667 D. 0.75 - Assume that the end points of the chord are uniformly distributed over the circumference of the circle.
A. 0.5 C. 0.866 B. 0.667 D. 0.75

## Regular Octagon Made By Cutting Equal Triangles Out From The Corners Of A Square

**Problem**

A regular octagon is made by cutting equal isosceles right triangles out from the corners of a square of sides 16 cm. What is the length of the sides of the octagon?

A. 6.627 cm | C. 6.762 cm |

B. 6.267 cm | D. 6.276 cm |

## Time After 3:00 O'clock When The Hands Of The Clock Are Perpendicular

**Problem**

How many minutes after 3:00 o’clock will the hands of the clock be perpendicular to each other for the 1st time?

A. 35 | C. 32.73 |

B. 33.15 | D. 34.12 |

## Smallest Part From The Circle That Was Divided Into Four Parts By Perpendicular Chords

**Problem**

Divide the circle of radius 13 cm into four parts by two perpendicular chords, both 5 cm from the center. What is the area of the smallest part.

## Number of Steps in the Escalator

**Problem**

A certain businessman, who is always in a hurry, walks up an ongoing escalator at the rate of one step per second. Twenty steps bring him to the top. Next day he goes up at two steps per second, reaching the top in 32 steps. How many steps are there in the escalator?

A. 80 | C. 50 |

B. 60 | D. 70 |