General Engineering Random Problems #4

1. An automobile uses 100 hp to move at a uniform speed of 60 mph. What is the thrust force provided by the engine?

A. 530 lbf

B. 625 lbf

C. 1100 lbf

D. 1800 lbf


2. A duck has a mass of 3 lbm and is flying due west at 15 ft/s. The duck is struck by a bullet with a mass of 0.05 lbm, which is moving due west at 1000 ft/s. The bullet comes to rest in the duck’s gizzard. What is the final velocity of the duck-bullet system in ft/s?

A. 1.6

B. 0.73

C. 0.52

D. 0.22


3. Compute the mass of the earth knowing that at its surface, 6370 km from the center, a 1-lb mass will be attracted by it with a force of 1 lb.

A. 13.1 E 24 lb

B. 13.1 E 25 lb

C. 10.8 E 24 lb

D. 10.8 E 25 lb


4. Which of the following sets of horizontal forces could leave an object in equilibrium?

A. 25, 50 and 100 N

B. 5,10, and 50 N

C. 8,16 and 32 N

D. 20,20 and 20 N


5. A circular level table 1.2 m in diameter and has a weight of 750 N is supported on three equally spaced vertical legs at A, B and C. Compute the reaction on leg at A if a vertical load of 900 N is placed at D which is 0.3 m from A towards the center of the table.

A. 400 N

B. 850 N

C. 1000 N

D. 910 N


IMPORTANT NOTE: These are just practice problems I randomly collected solely for review purposes only. This should not be substituted to textbooks. Please read and study your textbooks well.


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