weighing

  1. K

    A traffic light weighing 18 pounds is suspended by two cables (see figure).

    A traffic light weighing 18 pounds is suspended by two cables (see figure). Find the tension in each cable. (Round your answers to one decimal place.) http://www.webassign.net/larpcalclim2/6-3-089.gif lb (smaller value)? lb (largest value)??
  2. R

    Weighing 3 different factors of a subject and determining the best subject

    Hey all - New poster here! I wasn't sure where to post this question, so please direct me to the right forum if I need to ask elsewhere. I have a hypothetical question about the order of an array in which 3 factors of a specific object need to be maximized. Let's say I want to...
  3. P

    Weighing scores based on participation

    First of all let me apologize for my lack of math skills. I am trying to figure out how to weigh scores based on participation rate. Data: 4 groups of people (doesnt matter how many in each group) have the opportunity to take a test. Each group varies in participation and average score...
  4. W

    Weighing in....

    4 bags of coins: 2 of them contain 100 10-ounce coins, the other 2 contain 100 12-ounce coins. You are allowed to use a regular weigh scale (one that tells the weight) once, and a pan scale once. How can you determine the coin weights in each bag? NOTE: I want the solution that uses the...
  5. W

    Weighing in...

    6 coins: four weigh 2 units each, one weighs 1 unit and one weighs 3 units. NO: you can't tell if one is heavier by picking 'em up! But because of that, you are given a pan scale. How many weighings (at minimum) will you need in order to locate the 1-unit and the 3-unit coins? NO guessing...
  6. F

    weighing?

    A jar filled with water weighs 10 pounds. When one-half of the water is poured out, the jar and remaining water weigh 5 3/4 pounds. How much does the jar weigh?
  7. V

    Percentage Growth / Weighing Function

    One of my collegues at work came up with this formula to weigh the growth of a product. Here is the equation: ((CQTY Market Percent)/((CQLY Market Percent * .4) + (MATLY Market Percent * .6)) * 100. MATLY = moving annual total last year Apr 2003 - Mar 2004) CQTY = current quarter this...