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chevy
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December 4th, 2020 at 8:46:28 AM permalink

ray from light from signal to top right corner of rear of truck's van continues on to your eye.

similar triangles give (in feet)

x/(8+8+24) =((12+2/3) - 4) / (18 - (12+2/3))

x= (40 ft) * (104 in) / (64 in) =

x= 65 ft

Though this assumes your eyes are located at the front of your car. If we assume a car length of maybe 12 ft and driver's seat is say 4 ft from the front bumper....

x = 61 ft

EDIT: i.e. the car's front bumper is at 61 ft from rear of truck....your eyes are still at 65ft
charliepatrick
Joined: Jun 17, 2011
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December 4th, 2020 at 8:57:18 AM permalink
I had mnisread it as 12'6" rather than 12'8"! Nevertheless I agree that if you were doing 25mph and kept to the 2-second rule you would be able to see the lights. Therefore you wouldn't be too near to the truck! However that wouldn't apply further back - now that's a mathematical puzzle depending on both of your speeds.
Gialmere
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December 4th, 2020 at 5:47:16 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

The top of the truck is 5 1/3 feet below the stoplight, and 40 feet to the right of the stoplight
Let X be the distance you are behind the truck
Your eyes are 14 feet below the stoplight, and (40 + X) feet to the right of the stoplight
The minimum distance where you can see the stoplight is where the two height/length ratios are equal
40 / (5 1/3) = (40 + X) / 14
15 / 2 = (40 + X) / 14
210 = 80 + 2X
X = 65 feet

Quote: chevy

ray from light from signal to top right corner of rear of truck's van continues on to your eye.

similar triangles give (in feet)

x/(8+8+24) =((12+2/3) - 4) / (18 - (12+2/3))

x= (40 ft) * (104 in) / (64 in) =

x= 65 ft

Though this assumes your eyes are located at the front of your car. If we assume a car length of maybe 12 ft and driver's seat is say 4 ft from the front bumper....

x = 61 ft

EDIT: i.e. the car's front bumper is at 61 ft from rear of truck....your eyes are still at 65ft

Correct!
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Gialmere
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December 7th, 2020 at 8:00:33 AM permalink
It's easy Monday. Let's dance...

The ratio of boys to girls at a high school dance is 9:10.

An extra 17 boys arrive and the ratio changes to 8:7.

How many girls are there at the dance?
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Wizard
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December 7th, 2020 at 8:16:35 AM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

How many girls are there at the dance?

70
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chevy
Joined: Apr 15, 2011
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December 7th, 2020 at 8:17:28 AM permalink

B=# of Boys, G=# of Girls)

Originally : B = (9/10) G

Later : B+17 = (8/7) G

Solving

(9/10) G +17 = (8/7) G

G=70 girls (and B= 63 boys)

Gialmere
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December 7th, 2020 at 4:22:07 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

70

Quote: chevy

B=# of Boys, G=# of Girls)

Originally : B = (9/10) G

Later : B+17 = (8/7) G

Solving

(9/10) G +17 = (8/7) G

G=70 girls (and B= 63 boys)

Correct!
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Wizard
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December 8th, 2020 at 8:01:18 AM permalink
It's Toughy Tuesday and I am ready!
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Gialmere
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December 8th, 2020 at 8:08:22 AM permalink
It's toughie Tuesday. You're hexed...

A hexagon with consecutive sides of lengths 2, 2, 7, 7, 11, and 11 is inscribed in a circle.

What is the radius of the circle?
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ChesterDog
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December 8th, 2020 at 9:15:09 AM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

......
What is the radius of the circle?

Let r = the radius of the circle.
Let A = the central angle subtending a side of length 2.
Let B = the central angle subtending a side of length 7.
Let C = the central angle subtending a side of length 11.

Apply the "law of cosines" for each angle:
cos A = ( r2 + r2 - 22 ) / (2 r2 ) = 1 - 22 / ( 2 r2 )
cos B = ( r2 + r2 - 72 ) / (2 r2 ) = 1 - 72 / ( 2 r2 )
cos C = ( r2 + r2 - 112 ) / (2 r2 ) = 1 - 112 / ( 2 r2 )

Using "trial and error" to find r such that 2A + 2B + 2C = 360 degrees yields r = 7.