Friday, October 7, 2016

April 2016: Mad Libs, Frustrums, Passover, and the Sixth Sense

(from April 28, 2016)

"The Sixth Sense"

(from April 26, 2016)

"Quick Polynomial Question"

SOLUTION

(from April 21, 2016)

"4 Questions and Passover"

Find the math guy's weekly comic at mathplane.com

Pinterest

(from April 19, 2016)

"Probability and Dice"

A gambling parlor has a pair of "fair" dice where the probability of rolling a '6' with each die is 1/6...
And, the parlor has a pair of "weighted" dice where the probability of rolling a '6' with each die is 1/4...
Suppose you pick up a pair of dice and roll double sixes (12). What is the probability that you selected the "weighted" dice?
(and, the answer is not 1/2!!)

Solution and other probability questions.

(from April 13, 2016)

"Frustrums"

(from April 10, 2016)

"Hoops and Trig"

Two players stand on a basketball court.

The angles of elevation from the foot of each player to the 10' high basket are 40 and 50 degrees.
What is the distance between the players?

(from April 6, 2016)

(from April 1, 2016)

"Distance Rate question"

Easy distance/rate question....
Two planes depart at the same time...
Plane A leaves NY and flies at 400 MILES PER HOUR toward LA.
Plane B leaves LA and flies at 450 MILES PER HOUR - thanks to a tailwind - toward NY.
(Assuming NY and LA are 2500 miles apart,) when the planes meet, is Plane A or B closer to NY?﻿