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By Terry Stickels

What percentage playing cards do i must deal ahead of i do know for sure that you've a straight?
If typists can sort pages in mins, what percentage typists will it take to sort 18 pages?
How many days are in five million seconds?
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They left Albion and are flying due East to Clarion. A town called Blanton is somewhere between Albion and Clarion. After some time passes, the student asks the pilot, “How far are we from Albion? ” A while after passing Blanton, they are 600 miles from where the student asked the question. ” How far is Albion from Clarion? 214 What is the expected number of coin flips for getting two consecutive heads? 215 How many randomly assembled people are needed to have a better than 50 percent probability that at least one of them was born in a leap year?

The letters H I O X have both horizontal and vertical symmetry. What capital letters have reflection symmetry across the horizontal plane only? 13 If 10! (10 × 9 × 8 × 7 × 6 × 5 × 4 × 3 × 2 × 1) were to be factored into prime numbers, how many 5 s would appear? , how many 5s then? 14 In the pulley system above: (a)A has a mechanical advantage of 2 and B has a mechanical advantage of 3. (b)A has a mechanical advantage of 3 and B has a mechanical advantage of 2. (c)A has a mechanical advantage of 2 and B has a mechanical advantage of 4.

When that number is divided by 5, the result is an odd integer. 21 = 2, 22 = 4, 23 = 8, 24 = 16, 25 = 32, 26 = 64, 27 = 128, and 28 = 256 73 The answer is Tuesday. Work from the end backwards. “The day before tomorrow” is today, Monday. “Two days before” that is Saturday. “Three days after” that is Tuesday. 74 The numbers are 20 and 30. Let the numbers be x and y. Then we are given x + y = 50 Substitute y = 50 - x in the second equation: 12(50 - x + x) = x(50 - x), 600 = 50x - x2, x2 - 50x + 600 = 0, (x - 30) (x - 20) = 0, x = 20, y = 30, so the numbers are 20 and 30.

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