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MEM202 – Engineering Mechanics: Statics

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Quiz #1

September 27, 2007

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1. Solve the following 3 equations for x, y, and z (by hand OR using your calculator) [3pts]

x – y + z = -1 ;

-x + y + z = -1 ;

Solution: x = 1, y = 1, z = -1

x + 2y - 2z = 5

2. Solve the following quadratic for the two roots of x:

a) x 2 – 16 = 0

b) –x 2 + 5x = -6

Solution: a) x = 4, -4; b) x = -1, 6

[2pts]

3. Determine the length of side AB if ΔABC is similar to ΔABC. [2 pt]

AB if Δ ABC is similar to Δ A ′ B ′ C ′ . [2

Solution: 5

4. In each case using the basic trigonometric functions, determine the length of side AB: [3 pts]

functi ons, determine the length of side AB: [3 pts] Solution: a) 5 b) 7.07 5.

Solution: a) 5 b) 7.07

5. Determine the angles φ and θ, and the side AB of the triangle: [4 pts]

MEM202 – Engineering Mechanics: Statics

MEM202 – Engineering Mechanics: Statics Solution: φ = 48.6 ° , θ =91.4 ° , AB

Solution: φ = 48.6°, θ=91.4°, AB = 9.33

6. Using the law of sines and cosines, determine the length of the unknown side of each triangle. [3 pts]

Using the law of sines and cosines, determine the length of the unknown side of each

Solution:C = 88.3