1. Calculate the smallest limb
diameter on a persimmon tree that will support a 10-pound possum.
2. The following cars are on
blocks in your front yard. Which will rust out first?
3. If your uncle's still operates
at 20 gallons of 'shine per hour, how many car radiators are
needed as condensers?
4. A woodcutter's chain saw
operates at 2700 rpm. The average density of the pine trees
to be harvested is 470 per acre. The plot is 2.3 acres in size.
The average tree diameter is 14 inches. How many Budweisers
will you need to cut all the trees?
5. Calculate the decrease in
the ozone layer, assuming every broken refrigerator on every
porch in the state vented its Freon simultaneously.
6. A front porch is built with
2x8 pine on 24-inch centers with a field rock foundation. The
span is 8 feet. The porch's length is 16 feet. The floor is
1-inch rough sawn pine. When the porch collapses, how many dogs
will be crushed?
7. A man owns a trailer and
two acres of land in a hollow with an average slope of 15°.
The man has ten children. How many children can fit their mobile
home on their daddy's land?
8. An overloaded 2-ton truck
is heading down a steep grade at 45 mph when the brakes fail.
Assuming average secondary road traffic, what are the odds that
it will strike a vehicle with a muffler?
9. A coalmine operates a NFPA
Class 1, Division 2 Hazardous Area. The mine employs 120 miners
per shift. A gas warning is issued at the beginning of 3rd shift.
How many cartons of unfiltered Camels will be smoked during
10. At a reduction in gene pool variability
rate of 7.5% per generation, how long will it take a town that
has been bypassed by the Interstate to breed a country-western