Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby sciolyboy123 » April 18th, 2015, 4:08 pm

Yeah, the same thing happened to us on the test at Dodgen; we spent 10 minutes working out a problem (which now seems sort of easy) only to find out that the answer was 1.
I think i know which question that is.
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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby Unome » April 18th, 2015, 4:41 pm

Yeah, the same thing happened to us on the test at Dodgen; we spent 10 minutes working out a problem (which now seems sort of easy) only to find out that the answer was 1.
I think i know which question that is.
The double-fulcrum, right? All of the tests at Dodgen made me so much better at my events (although it was a hard transition from that difficulty level to Regionals)
Thanks so much, guys. I remember solving it twice and getting something around there the first time but thinking that was too shallow of an angle if that much of the input work was converted to friction.
Yeah, the same thing happened to us on the test at Dodgen; we spent 10 minutes working out a problem (which now seems sort of easy) only to find out that the answer was 1.
Was it the final question?
No, that one was different (I figured it out after we got the results back). It was the double-fulcrum problem (like #47 or something)
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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby Unome » April 18th, 2015, 4:42 pm

EDIT: Forgot that I posted just 30 seconds ago on the same thread; page splits are annoying. Moved upward
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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby RontgensWallaby » April 18th, 2015, 4:44 pm

Yeah, I know... Regionals was SO much harder than Dodgen Inv...
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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby Unome » April 18th, 2015, 4:47 pm

Yeah, I know... Regionals was SO much harder than Dodgen Inv...
If this is sarcasm (which I'm not entirely sure about, although I really should be) you should try to denote it as such (Some people use <sarcasm>text</sarcasm>)
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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby sciolyboy123 » April 18th, 2015, 5:01 pm

Actually my regionals was so much easier than Dodgen!!!!

Simple Machines was 10 multiple choice questions
Disease Detectives had the most basic thing ever (20 questions)
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Crave The Wave (2nd,-,-,-,-)
Experimental Design (-,1st, 4th,-,-)
Picture This (4th,6th, 1st, 4th,48th :oops: )
Simple Machines (1st,n/a, 1st, n/a)

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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby RontgensWallaby » April 18th, 2015, 6:06 pm

Same, we had only 10 multiple choice questions. Re-checked like 4 times and got out within 10 minutes. Easy but disappointing...
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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby Unome » April 18th, 2015, 6:25 pm

Same, we had only 10 multiple choice questions. Re-checked like 4 times and got out within 10 minutes. Easy but disappointing...
Yeah (although it was better than last year's 7 questions)
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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby sciolyboy123 » April 18th, 2015, 6:26 pm

Lol, it sounds to me that at regionals, everyone has 10 questions or less :D
2014-15 Season
(Hooch,Dodgen, Regionals, State, Nats)
Bio-Process Lab(3rd,5th,-,3rd,14th ;) )
Disease Detectives (1st,5th,1st,1st,10th 8-) )
Crave The Wave (2nd,-,-,-,-)
Experimental Design (-,1st, 4th,-,-)
Picture This (4th,6th, 1st, 4th,48th :oops: )
Simple Machines (1st,n/a, 1st, n/a)

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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » April 19th, 2015, 9:06 am

Does anyone know how to solve number 4 on the Captain's Tryouts test for Compound Machines? :?:
Yeah, I spent so much time trying to figure out that one (and I still don't know); I never understood tension beyond what I needed to solve Div B level problems.
I think some free body diagrams would help here.

EDIT: I believe it's solved like this:
for first mass, and then just do the same thing for the other masses.
Hmm, the key says something different.


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