







A linear relationship 
20161016 

Bianca pose la question : x represents the number of hours since 8am. y represents the number of children the school nurse has seen during the school day. The nurse has seen 3 children by 8am and 27 children by noon.
How many children has the nurse seen at 2pm?
If the nurse has seen 18 children, what time is it? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Archimedes, Euclid and "Circular Reasoning" 
20151115 

Ron pose la question : I have read about Archimedes and his work with sphere in cylinder and cone in cylinder and the volume relationships. Did he or any others also extend this to regular based polygon based regular like pillars, and columns? The ratio of 1/3 to 1 whole holds true with all regular based columns as example: a regular pyramid having a regular hexagon base inside a regular hexagon column of equal height. Chris Fisher lui répond. 





Two ships 
20141118 

Laura pose la question : 7. A ship leaves its home port and sails on a bearing of N28.17°E. Another ship leaves the same port at the same time and sails on a bearing of S61.83E. If the first ship sails at 24 mph and the second at 28 mph find the distance between the two ships after 4 hours. Robert Dawson lui répond. 





Two ships 
20110405 

Gevork pose la question : Ship A is sailing due south at 16 mph. At the same time, a second ship B, 32 miles south of A, is sailing due east at 12 mph.
(a) at what rate are they approaching or separating at the end of one hour?
(b) At what rate are they approaching or separating at the end of two hours?
(c) When do they cease to approach each other and how far apart are they at that instant. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Two ships and a lighthouse 
20090527 

Chelsey pose la question : I have a question in regards to how do I know when to use tangent or cosine when determining angles. The question is: Looking north from the observation deck of a lighthouse 60 m above the sea, a lighthouse keeper sees two ships. The angles of depression to the ships is 5 degrees and 10 degrees. How far apart are the ships?
I don't understand which one to use when solving the equation. Harley Weston lui répond. 





How far are the boats apart? 
20081114 

dom pose la question : Two boats leave port at the same time. They leave at 150 degree angle. One boat travels at 10mph and the other at 20mph. After two hours how far are the boats apart? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Growth factor and growth rate 
20080213 

william pose la question : what is the difference between growth factor and growth rate? Stephen La Rocque and Harley Weston lui répond. 





Making and using equations 
20060830 

Brooke pose la question :
write an equation to model the relationship between these variables. Define the variables you use, and refer to your notes for a variety of formats of equations we have studied this year.
week 1: 3 birds infected
week 2: 15 birds infected
week 3: 75 birds infected
week 4: 375 birds infected
Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





5 square miles or a 5mile square? 
20060503 

Rosemary pose la question : I am an interpreter in our Historical Museum. From what I received, I have always told my guests that when the Connecticut Land Company sold the Western Reserve land, 5 square miles constituted a township. I was corrected yesterday by someone who said it should have been a 5mile square. What is the difference? Hope you can help. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Average speed 
20010501 

Tom pose la question : A ship goes in one direction, west to Hawaii, at 20 nautical miles per hour and, because of the wind, makes the return trip at 30 nautical miles per hour. What is the average speed? Claude Tardif lui répond. 

