hw3 - Background It may be that some ME365 students are too...

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Background It may be that some ME365 students are too young to remember the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoons. In each episode, the coyote would attempt to capture and consume the road runner. Frequently, the coyote would purchase and attempt to use a variety of strange gadgets purchased from the ACME Corporation or its subsidiaries. These might include rockets on wheels, rocket skates, dehydrated boulders and earthquake pills. Through poor planning, bungling or generally poor luck Wile E. Coyote would always fail in his attempts, resulting in explosion, crushing or falling. Several explanatory videos are linked below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO5LhU29udk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upt7ZTvcriY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsD-sePT3tY Problem 1 Wile E. Coyote loves his ACME Corporation gadgets. The ACME Co. dynamite sticks Mr. Coyote recently purchased included a timed fuse that was rated for 10 seconds of burn. Unbeknownst to Mr. Coyote, the fuse burn time follows a normal distribution with
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