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Re: Mathematics Question Thread
« Reply #4275 on: July 11, 2019, 02:39:05 pm »
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Can someone please help with this motion question?
A particle is moving in a straight line so that its displacement x cm over time t seconds is given by x = t [square root (49-t^2)].
A) For how many seconds does the particle travel? Answer: 7s
B) How far does the particle move altogether? Answer: 49cm

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Re: Mathematics Question Thread
« Reply #4276 on: July 11, 2019, 08:34:43 pm »
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It's just mathematical convention for the notation of the second derivative. dx^2 is literally the square of the differential. So dy^2/dx^2 would actually be (dy/dx)^2, which is the square of the first derivative. This is not the same as the second derivative, which is completely different. As a result, the notation d^2y/dx^2 is used to avoid confusion.

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Re: Mathematics Question Thread
« Reply #4277 on: July 12, 2019, 11:32:26 am »
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Hey guys, this multi has me stuck i cant work it out. Help is much appreciated. Thanks :)


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Re: Mathematics Question Thread
« Reply #4278 on: July 12, 2019, 01:27:42 pm »
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Can someone please help with this motion question?
A particle is moving in a straight line so that its displacement x cm over time t seconds is given by x = t [square root (49-t^2)].
A) For how many seconds does the particle travel? Answer: 7s
B) How far does the particle move altogether? Answer: 49cm

It's pretty clear from the square root function that t must be strictly less than or equal to 7, and since t cannot be negative, the particle is in motion between t=0 and t=7, hence it is in motion for 7 seconds.

For the second question, we find that:

Sub that value of t back into the original equation, and you'll find the particle travels there and back to the origin for a total of 49cm.

Hey guys, this multi has me stuck i cant work it out. Help is much appreciated. Thanks :)

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Re: Mathematics Question Thread
« Reply #4279 on: July 13, 2019, 01:31:09 pm »
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Hi! For this question, I keep receiving 148 687.50 when the answers say $163 907.81. Where am I going wrong?

Rachel starts working for a business at the beginning of 2005. If she retires at the end of 2034, how much superannuation will she have if $1000 is invested at the beginning of each year at 9.5% p.a.?

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« Reply #4280 on: July 13, 2019, 01:43:27 pm »
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Hi! For this question, I keep receiving 148 687.50 when the answers say $163 907.81. Where am I going wrong?

Rachel starts working for a business at the beginning of 2005. If she retires at the end of 2034, how much superannuation will she have if $1000 is invested at the beginning of each year at 9.5% p.a.?

Hey! This question has a tiny little trick to it! Great job on finding $148 687.50. Everything you have done is correct except the total number of years. Look at the bit where the questions mentions the number of years:
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If she retires at the end of 2034...
That means that we must account for an extra year as well. This would mean that n=30, not n=29. We would get the answer $163 907.81 if we use n=30. I thought of this first but then dismissed it, and then got the same answer as you. When I used n=30, I got the correct answer.

Hopefully that helps!
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Re: Mathematics Question Thread
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Hi guys, I'm having trouble with answering this question 16, quite unsure where to start even
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