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Amazing....we were discussing Professional Engineering exams today at lunch, and
look at what was waiting for me when I got back!

Tori --- the last one is for you.... :-)

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Subject: Arkansas Engineering Exam
Author:  trapper2(--nospam--at) at Internet
Date:    5/28/99 12:18 PM

>> 1.   Calculate the smallest limb diameter on a persimmon tree that will 
>> support a 10 pound possum.
>> 2.   Which of the following cars will rust out the quickest when placed on 
>> blocks in your front yard?
>> A) '66 Ford Fairlane
>> B) '69 Chevrolet Chevelle
>> C) '64 Pontiac GTO
>> 3.   If your uncle builds a still that operates at a capacity of 20 
>> gallons of shine per hour, how many car radiators are necessary to 
>> condense the product?
>> 4.   A pulpwood cutter has chain saw that operates at 2700 rpm.  The 
>> density of the pine trees in a plot to be harvested is 470 per acre.
>> The plot is 2.3  acres in size.  The average tree diameter is 14 inches. 
>> How many Budweiser  Tall-Boys will it take to cut the trees?
>> 5.   If every old refrigerator in the state vented a charge of R-12 
>> simultaneously, what would be the decrease in the ozone layer?
>> 6.   A front porch is constructed of 2x8 pine on 24-inch centers with a 
>> field rock foundation.  The span is 8 feet and the porch length is 16
>> feet.  The porch floor is 1 inch rough sawn pine.  When the porch collapses, 
>> how many hound dogs will be killed?
>> 7.  A man owns an Arkansas house and 3.7 acres of land in a hollow with an 
>> average slope of 15%.  The man has 5 children. Can each of the children
>> place a mobile home on the man's land? 
>> 8.  A 2-ton pulpwood truck is overloaded and proceeding down a steep grade 
>> on a secondary road at 45 mph.  The brakes fail.  Given the average
>> traffic loading of secondary roads, how many people will swerve to 
>> avoid the truck before it crashes at the bottom of the mountain?  
>> For extra credit, how many of the vehicles that swerved will 
>> have mufflers and uncracked windshields? 
>> 9.  A Coal Mine 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 the shift?
>> 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 singer?

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