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# 2018-05-14 Basic

If Earth suddenly stopped spinning, mayhem would ensue.

What would happen to the objects on the surface?

For simplicity, assume that the objects start near the equator.

$$A$$ and $$B$$ are positive real numbers such that $A > B,\quad A^2+B^2=34,\quad AB=15.$ What is $$A^2-B^2?$$

The orange points are the midpoints of the sides of a $$6\times 6$$ square.

What is the area of the portion shaded blue?

In a race run by A and B, runner A beats B by 10 meters. When runners B and C run the same lap, B beats C by 20 meters.

What happens when runners A and C run the lap?

Note: Assume each runner's speed is constant.

$\cos \theta^\circ + \cos (\theta^\circ+1^\circ) + \cos (\theta^\circ+2^\circ) +\cdots + \cos (\theta^\circ+359^\circ)$

What is the value of this expression when $$\theta$$ is an integer?

A certain theta value is shown here, but theta can be any integer. Consider how the cosine changes as the angle increases.

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