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A Landowner with Triangular Piece of Flat Land| Vector Addition and Subtraction| Analytical Method| College Physics| Problem 3.20

A new landowner has a triangular piece of flat land she wishes to fence. Starting at the west corner, she measures the first side to be 80.0 m long and the next to be 105 m. These sides are represented as displacement vectors A from B in Figure 3.61. She then correctly calculates the length and orientation of the third side C. What is her result?

Vector Addition and Subtraction| Analytical Method| College Physics| Problem 3.18

You drive 7.50 km in a straight line in a direction 15° east of north. (a) Find the distances you would have to drive straight east and then straight north to arrive at the same point. (This determination is equivalent to find the components of the displacement along the east and north directions.) (b) Show that you still arrive at the same point if the east and north legs are reversed in order.

Vector Addition and Subtraction| Analytical Method| College Physics| Problem 3.17

Repeat Problem 3.16 using analytical techniques, but reverse the order of the two legs of the walk and show that you get the same final result. (This problem shows that adding them in reverse order gives the same result—that is, B+A=A+B) Discuss how taking another path to reach the same point might help to overcome an obstacle blocking your other path.

Vector Addition and Subtraction| Analytical Method| College Physics| Problem 3.16

Solve the following problem using analytical techniques: Suppose you walk 18.0 m straight west and then 25.0 m straight north. How far are you from your starting point, and what is the compass direction of a line connecting your starting point to your final position? (If you represent the two legs of the walk as vector displacements A and B , as in Figure 3.60, then this problem asks you to find their sum R = A + B .)

Vector Addition and Subtraction| Analytical Method| College Physics| Problem 3.14

Find the following for path D in Figure 3.58: (a) the total distance traveled and (b) the magnitude and direction of the displacement from start to finish. In this part of the problem, explicitly show how you follow the steps of the analytical method of vector addition.

Vector Addition and Subtraction| Analytical Method| College Physics| Problem 3.13

Find the following for path C in Figure 3.58: (a) the total distance traveled and (b) the magnitude and direction of the displacement from start to finish. In this part of the problem, explicitly show how you follow the steps of the analytical method of vector addition.

Birth Weights of Male Babies| Confidence Interval and Hypothesis Testing for Population Mean and Standard Deviation| Statistics

Birth weights of male babies at one hospital were recorded for 200 births of boys. A mean of that sample was  35.3 hg and a standard deviation of 7.2 hg.  a) Construct a 90% confidence interval for the mean of all boy baby weights. b) A medical Journal claims that the mean weight of male babies is 37.0 hg. Test that claim at a 0.10 level of significance.  c) Use a 0.05 level of significance to test a claim that the real standard deviation of boy birth weights is 6.75 hg. 

Fast food Accuracy| Confidence Interval and Hypothesis Testing for Population Proportion| Statistics

In a recent study of drive-through orders at Burger King, they found out that 365 were accurate and 71 were not accurate. a) Construct a 95% confidence interval for the population percentage of their drive-through order that were not accurate. b) If Burger King claims to have an accuracy of 85% on all drive-through orders, test the claim at the 0.05 levels of significance. 

Vector Addition and Subtraction|College Physics| Problem 3.5

Suppose you first walk 12.0 m in a direction 20º west of north and then 20.0 m in a direction 40.0º south of west. How far are you from your starting point, and what is the compass direction of a line connecting your starting point to your final position? (If you represent the two legs of the walk as vector displacements A and B , as in Figure 3.56, then this problem finds their sum R = A + B .)