MHSPT: Math

Multiple Choice
1.  Multiplication is ______________.
 a.  I cannot answer as I am mute
 b.  a dangerous threat the the established values of addition and subtraction
 c.  Communist, damn it!
 d.  easily prevented by proper use of contraceptives

2.  Nietzsche would say of division, _______________
 a.  "It's blasphemy!"
 b.  "Marriage puts fetters on the creative mind."
 c.  "It is a tool of the aristocracy."
 d.  "Division is dead."

3.  The main philosophical dilemma posed by exponents is _____________.
 a.  the question of PEMDAS morality
 b.  that the numbers just become clones, mindlessly following the will of nature
 c.  one of superiority: why should they be placed above the other numbers?
 d.  without translation into the English language

Free Response
4.  What does this diagram mean to you?  Use words to explain.

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5.  2 + 3 = ?  Explain how you arrived at your answer.

6.  If you were at the top of a building with height of 312 feet, and
wished to plummet to the ground in under 5 seconds, assuming that
you had a mass of 50 kilograms and that gravity and air resistance were negligible a) with what force should you throw yourself off the building's edge? b) To achieve the most aerodynamic position, should you go head or feet first? c) If you were to jump with a corpulent friend, who would make the loudest "thud" upon impact?
What if there were no one there to hear? Explain your answer.

STOP! DO NOT PROCEED UNTIL YOUR TEACHER TELLS YOU TO UNLESS YOU ARE REALLY TIRED OF WAITING. THEN YOU MIGHT AS WELL START, SINCE EVERYONE ELSE PROBABLY WILL ANYWAY.


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