







The width of a rectangle of land 
20200426 

Teresa pose la question : If a rectangle shape piece of land is 813 feet long. How many feet width would be 2 acres? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Degrees, minutes and seconds 
20200221 

Jonathan pose la question : If a cone has an angle of 22 degrees, when i place it flat on a surface, the new resulting central angle is now at 68.69123834, but how come when i saw it on my friend it say 68 degree and 40 minutes, what is this minute? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Do all angles have to be equal to a number? 
20190515 

Malik pose la question : Do all angles have to be equal to a number? By all angles I mean adjacent, vertical, supplementary, complementary. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Gallons and cubic inches 
20161205 

Theresa pose la question : If I did not know the cubic inches in a liquid gallon how would I find it?
In other words what is the formula for this? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Covering a floor with plank flooring 
20161204 

sandra pose la question : my bathroom is 5'x6'.2"
i want to purchase plank flooring which covers 19.8 sq ft per box.
how many boxes would i need. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Building a pyramid 
20161201 

Jesse pose la question : I'm trying to build a 30"by30"by 18.25"tall pyramid,what should my cutting measurements be? Harley Weston lui répond. 





Radius angle and arc length 
20161124 

pavidthra pose la question : Length or arc 11 and angle of subtended 45.need to find a radius Penny Nom lui répond. 





The degree measure of the central arc of a circle 
20121017 

Crystal pose la question : On a circle with radius of 12 cm is an arc of length 20 cm. What is the degree measure of the central angle used to make this arc? Penny Nom lui répond. 





A tapestry rod on a curved wall 
20120814 

Marlyn pose la question : I have a curved wall with a radius of 6'. I am trying to have a 36" rod made to hang a tapestry and need to figure out the degree measure of the arc.
Can you help me please? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Angle measures 
20120321 

jogiboy pose la question : how can i get the sine theta if the given is 3.14/3 Penny Nom lui répond. 





cos(x) = 1/(square root of 2) 
20110427 

Shelby pose la question : Find exact value of x for 1 <(or equal to) x < 2pi
a) cos(x) = 1/(square root of 2) Penny Nom lui répond. 





The degree measure of an arc in a circle 
20110408 

Deb pose la question : How do I find the degree measure of an arc in a circle with the Length of 14 and the radius of 70? Penny Nom lui répond. 





sin x = 0.25 
20110329 

Wayne pose la question : How do you solve for x in the equation sin x = 0.25
the answer is 3.394 and 6.030 but I don't know the steps they used to calculate this Penny Nom lui répond. 





Measuring the heights of tall objects 
20101028 

Inder pose la question : what is used in real world to measure heights of tall objects? besides Clinometer or shadows, what else is their that is used to measure tall objects. Robert Dawson lui répond. 





Vapor trails 
20100412 

Frank pose la question : I'm not sure if this is a proper question to ask so if I have misdirected my question I apologize and no response is expected. I am trying to figure out a way to measure vapor trails from my back yard in Phoenix Arizona. If I used a compass and spread each point of the compass to the start and finish of the vapor trail I would have the angle of an isosceles triangle. The other two angles would be identical. The height of from the inverted base of the triangle to my standing spot on the ground would be about 35,000 feet. I'm thinking that there should be a way to figure out the length of the inverted base (vapor trail) but I'm devoid of mathematical skills and can't seem to figure out how to do this. Is it possible to figure out the length of a vapor trail using this method or do you have an easier way to accomplish the task?
Any help you could offer would be most appreciated.
Thanks....Frank Harley Weston lui répond. 





Body measurements 
20100406 

Amirul pose la question : Recently I'm proposing my research question to my teacher for my extended essay. I'm an IB student.
My research question is regarding the estimation of human in buying trousers through reference of neck. What does the relation between the diameter of the neck and the diameter of the waist?
I want to see how far does the estimation theory is true for different type of people with different BMI(body mass index)..
But teacher said that it is golden ratio...so nothing interesting... =(
really??? But i search on net.... state that my idea seems do not have any relation with the golden ratio so far..... i just want ask you... am I able to perform in my extended essay if i continue with this research question?? Robert Dawson lui répond. 





A quadrilateral with 4 known sides and 1 known angle 
20100319 

samuel pose la question : Name: Samuel
Status: Student
I have a quadrilateral with 4 known sides and 1 known angle, and I'm trying to evaluate the other angles of my quadrilateral.
By the law of cosines, I can easily find my opposite angle (using the diagonal as a basis for the equation).
However, to find the two remaining angles, I have found no other way so far than to use the other diagonal, which can be found with the equation attached (from geometry atlas).
Is there any simpler way? Robert Dawson and Harley Weston lui répond. 





Loading a headboard in a uhaul 
20100120 

gina pose la question : I have a uhaul 9'10" long 4"9"wide 4'7"height I have a headboard 74 inches in height would it fit the box diagonally Penny Nom lui répond. 





Polygons, diagonals and the sum of the measures of the angles 
20091218 

jason pose la question : find the set of polygons in which the number of diagonals is greater than the sum of the measures of the angles Robert Dawson lui répond. 





The maximum number of right angles in a polygon 
20091005 

Bruce pose la question : Is there way other than by trial and error drawing to determine the maximum number of right angles in a polygon? Secondary question would be maximum number of right angles in a CONVEX polygon. Is there a mathematical way to look at this for both convex and concave polygons? Or are we limited to trial and error drawing? Chris Fisher lui répond. 





How do I convert mcg to ml? 
20080127 

David pose la question : How do I convert mcg to ml? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Rounding 
20071105 

Charles pose la question : I have been asked to explain why rounding to 3 decimal places
has become the adopted industry standard in mathematics for
showing measurement calculations. I understand that it makes
sense to round financial calculations to 2 d.p. because then it's
rounded to the nearest penny (or cent) but why would the standard
in measurement be 3? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Grade 5 shapes and measurements 
20070923 

Marina pose la question : I'm helping my grade 5 son in this assignment but I don't know how. There are 2 question I would like you to help me:
1.How can the shapes used to form a larger similar figure using 4 shapes: ( a 3 by 3square is drawn in a 6 by 6 dot figure,drawing attached)
2.You are planning to build a birdhouse measurement is attached,. You are going to cut the pieces from a board that is 12 inches wide. How long should the board be? Penny Nom lui répond. 





The irrationality of PI 
20070807 

Matthew pose la question : I have what I like to think of as a rather interesting question that I can't explain confidently for the life of me.
If we take a circle with a radius of 1 and we calculate the circumference, we can use 2 pi R.
Doing this calculation results in a circumference of 6.28318530717~ which goes on forever.
However, if you were to take a that same circle in the real world, say with radius 1cm and wrap a string around
it, and then measure the string, you don't get 6.28~, you get something like 6.2, a much more finite distance. The length
of the string is not an irrational number, like the math claims it to be. Claude Tardiff and Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Converting measurements 
20070711 

Nicole pose la question : if you have 8 oz of water how many cc: will there be. Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Converting units 
20060121 

A student pose la question : How can you solve a measurement problem by changing it to a fraction of the new unit that follows such as:
18 inches = yard
40 minutes =  hour
5 days =  week Penny Nom lui répond. 





The sum of the angels in a triangle 
20051125 

Rachel pose la question : how do you prove, without knowing any of the measurements or degrees, that the three angles of a triangle equal 180? what are the steps for proving that? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Find the measure of each angle 
20051125 

Bev pose la question : in triangle abc, angle a is four times as large as angle b, angle c measures 20 degrees less than angle b. find the measure of each angle. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Is 360 Really the correct value? 
20050815 

Jack pose la question : Considering the circumference of a "Perfect Circle" with a Diameter of 1 meter would be something like 3.14 meters, why do we use the number 360 to represent the number of degrees within that circumference?
Would it not make more sense to express the degrees in reference to the relationship to the diameter as related to pi?
That is, let's just say our "Perfect Circle" has a circumference of 3.14 meters, therefore, what we now consider as due east would change from 90 Degrees to 78.5 Degrees. Penny Nom lui répond. 





The tangent of theta 
20040710 

Jacob pose la question : P is a point on a unit circle with coordinates(0.6,0.8). Find tan of theta. My book shows me how to do it,"tan of theta=opp./adj.=0.8/0.6=4/3,"and leaves it as that's the answer(4/3).When do we know from a problem to find the angle measure (in this case, the angle measure of theta) and how do we know when to give something like 4/3 without converting it to the angle measure? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Milliliters 
20030204 

James pose la question : What is a milliliter? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Cubic yards 
20020420 

Pat pose la question : I HAVE AN AREA 10'x6'I WOULD LIKE TO PUT LOAM ON IT 5" DEEP HOW MANY CUBIC YARDS OF LOAM DO I NEED? Harley Weston lui répond. 





Radian measure 
20010726 

Amy pose la question : i have to find out what is meant by the radian measure of an angle and compare it to the measure of an angle in degrees. Harley Weston lui répond. 





Two jugs 
20010604 

Heather pose la question : One goes to a source of water with two jugs and only two jugs. One jug had a capacity of exactly three pints and the other five pints. Both jugs are opaque (you canít see inside them) and irregularly shaped. How can you use the two jugs and only the two jugs to measure exactly four pints of water? Harley Weston lui répond. 





Shape, symmetry, measurement and space 
20010224 

Marilyn pose la question : I have to write in detail about how young children learn about shape, symmetry, measurement and space. It is not activities I need it is how the children learn. How/why their brain takes it all in Walter Whiteley lui répond. 





History of a meter 
20000407 

Jarod Fischer pose la question : The length of a meter has been determined in three different ways. The first and original way was determined in 1798. The second way was determined in 1960. The third and current way was determined in 1983. What were the three ways and why were the first two abandoned? Harley Weston lui répond. 





Body part measurements 
19991110 

V Bailey pose la question : I am a kindergarten teacher and mother of a 6th grader who wants to do a science project on the correlations of body part measurements. We heard this on the radio and it sparked our interest, but now I cannot find any information about it. Examples are: your height is supposed to equal the distance from fingertip to fingertip when your arms are outstretched. Your foot size is supposed to equal the distance from your wrist to your elbow. Please help me find more information on this topic. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Converting Metric Measurements 
19990408 

Rick pose la question : Do you have any simple explanations for converting Metric measurements to other Metric measurements?? What helpful hints do you also have for a 5th Grader... Penny Nom lui répond. 





Nickles on the Highway 
19980922 

Ronnie Mac Donald pose la question : How many nickels would it take to cover 226km of highway,each nickel is 2cm in diameter? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Imperial System of Measurement. 
19970917 

Judy Pardilla pose la question : Please also give the solution to the answers. Thank you.  If a room is 12 feet by 15, how many square yards are there?
 If a single roll of wallpaper will cover 30 square feet, how many single rolls will it take to cover a wall 8' x 15'?
 If ceramic tiles are 8" x 8", how many tiles would it take to cover an area 4' x 6'?
If possible, can you email me a table for imperial measurements. Thank you! Penny Nom lui répond. 

