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questions about the article Viva la evolution

QUESTION 1                                                                                                            

Refer to the document World of Numbers.docx.

(a)        Answer the following questions about the article “Viva la evolution”.

(i)         The article states that the ENIAC cost US$6,000,000 and that your smart phone costs 17,000

times less.  According to this, how much does “your smart phone cost”?  Show your working.  [You may ignore inflation.]

(ii)        “… technological change … seems to accelerate as time goes on.  So, while the development of

‘computing’ in the 19th and early 20th centuries was ‘methodical’, in the 21st century it’s ‘exponential’.  Read on and prepare to amazed …”.

What does the author mean when he says “the development … it’s ‘exponential’”?  Explain.

(iii)       “…boasted 5 megabytes (MB) of storage and cost a cool $3,500.  … in today’s money …….

ENIAC cost US$6,000,000 and that your smart phone costs 17,000 times less.

QUESTION 1                                                                                                            

Refer to the document World of Numbers.docx.

(a)        Answer the following questions about the article “Viva la evolution”.

(i)         The article states that the ENIAC cost US$6,000,000 and that your smart phone costs 17,000

times less.  According to this, how much does “your smart phone cost”?  Show your working.  [You may ignore inflation.]

(ii)        “… technological change … seems to accelerate as time goes on.  So, while the development of

‘computing’ in the 19th and early 20th centuries was ‘methodical’, in the 21st century it’s ‘exponential’.  Read on and prepare to amazed …”.

What does the author mean when he says “the development … it’s ‘exponential’”?  Explain.

(iii)       “…boasted 5 megabytes (MB) of storage and cost a cool $3,500.  … in today’s money …….

technological change … seems to accelerate as time goes on. So, while the development of ‘computing’ in the 19th and early 20th centuries was ‘methodical’, in the 21st century it’s ‘exponential’

QUESTION 1                                                                                                            

Refer to the document World of Numbers.docx.

(a)        Answer the following questions about the article “Viva la evolution”.

(i)         The article states that the ENIAC cost US$6,000,000 and that your smart phone costs 17,000

times less.  According to this, how much does “your smart phone cost”?  Show your working.  [You may ignore inflation.]

(ii)        “… technological change … seems to accelerate as time goes on.  So, while the development of

‘computing’ in the 19th and early 20th centuries was ‘methodical’, in the 21st century it’s ‘exponential’.  Read on and prepare to amazed …”.

What does the author mean when he says “the development … it’s ‘exponential’”?  Explain.

(iii)       “…boasted 5 megabytes (MB) of storage and cost a cool $3,500.  … in today’s money …….

boasted 5 megabytes (MB) of storage and cost a cool $3,500. … in today’s money … it equates to $700,000 per gigabyte (GB) or $700 million per terabyte (TB)!”

QUESTION 1                                                                                                            

Refer to the document World of Numbers.docx.

(a)        Answer the following questions about the article “Viva la evolution”.

(i)         The article states that the ENIAC cost US$6,000,000 and that your smart phone costs 17,000

times less.  According to this, how much does “your smart phone cost”?  Show your working.  [You may ignore inflation.]

(ii)        “… technological change … seems to accelerate as time goes on.  So, while the development of

‘computing’ in the 19th and early 20th centuries was ‘methodical’, in the 21st century it’s ‘exponential’.  Read on and prepare to amazed …”.

What does the author mean when he says “the development … it’s ‘exponential’”?  Explain.

(iii)       “…boasted 5 megabytes (MB) of storage and cost a cool $3,500.  … in today’s money …….

A recipe calls for heating a quantity of water in a 600 watt microwave oven for 2.5 minutes. To achieve the same heating result, for how long should the water be heated in a 1,000 watt microwave oven?

QUESTION 1                                                                                                            

Refer to the document World of Numbers.docx.

(a)        Answer the following questions about the article “Viva la evolution”.

(i)         The article states that the ENIAC cost US$6,000,000 and that your smart phone costs 17,000

times less.  According to this, how much does “your smart phone cost”?  Show your working.  [You may ignore inflation.]

(ii)        “… technological change … seems to accelerate as time goes on.  So, while the development of

‘computing’ in the 19th and early 20th centuries was ‘methodical’, in the 21st century it’s ‘exponential’.  Read on and prepare to amazed …”.

What does the author mean when he says “the development … it’s ‘exponential’”?  Explain.

(iii)       “…boasted 5 megabytes (MB) of storage and cost a cool $3,500.  … in today’s money …….

“Amy Schumer is … being paid 10 times more for her next movie than for her first feature Trainwreck. That film grossed U$138.3 million worldwide but Schumer

QUESTION 1                                                                                                            

Refer to the document World of Numbers.docx.

(a)        Answer the following questions about the article “Viva la evolution”.

(i)         The article states that the ENIAC cost US$6,000,000 and that your smart phone costs 17,000

times less.  According to this, how much does “your smart phone cost”?  Show your working.  [You may ignore inflation.]

(ii)        “… technological change … seems to accelerate as time goes on.  So, while the development of

‘computing’ in the 19th and early 20th centuries was ‘methodical’, in the 21st century it’s ‘exponential’.  Read on and prepare to amazed …”.

What does the author mean when he says “the development … it’s ‘exponential’”?  Explain.

(iii)       “…boasted 5 megabytes (MB) of storage and cost a cool $3,500.  … in today’s money …….

ChemiCon manufactures industrial chemicals at its Altona factory (A) and its Berwick factory (B). Recently, the quality control department has been studying one the products – Organosol – looking at the relationship between the thickness of the liquid and the level of contaminants it contains

QUESTION 1                                                                                                            

Refer to the document World of Numbers.docx.

(a)        Answer the following questions about the article “Viva la evolution”.

(i)         The article states that the ENIAC cost US$6,000,000 and that your smart phone costs 17,000

times less.  According to this, how much does “your smart phone cost”?  Show your working.  [You may ignore inflation.]

(ii)        “… technological change … seems to accelerate as time goes on.  So, while the development of

‘computing’ in the 19th and early 20th centuries was ‘methodical’, in the 21st century it’s ‘exponential’.  Read on and prepare to amazed …”.

What does the author mean when he says “the development … it’s ‘exponential’”?  Explain.

(iii)       “…boasted 5 megabytes (MB) of storage and cost a cool $3,500.  … in today’s….