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The number of visible stars in the night sky, T, can be estimated by the formula

\(T = (\frac{4\pi*L^2}{A})N\)

where N is the number of stars counted through a tube with length L, in centimeters, a mouth of area A, in square centimeters. Based on the formula, what is the estimated number of visible stars in the night sky if 240 stars are observed through a tube 10 feet long with a mouth of radius of 4 feet? (1 foot = 30.48 centimeters)

A. 182,880
B. 7,000
C. 6,000
D. 5,800
E. 500

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The number of visible stars in the night sky, T, can be estimated by the formula

\(T = (\frac{4\pi*L^2}{A})N\)

where N is the number of stars counted through a tube with length L, in centimeters, a mouth of area A, in square centimeters. Based on the formula, what is the estimated number of visible stars in the night sky if 240 stars are observed through a tube 10 feet long with a mouth of radius of 4 feet? (1 foot = 30.48 centimeters)

A. 182,880
B. 7,000
C. 6,000
D. 5,800
E. 500


L = 304.81 cm
A= 4*30.48 ; 121.92 cm and area ; pi * (121.92)^2 since its mouth would circular shape
N= 240
substitute values in

\(T = (\frac{4\pi*L^2}{A})N\)

\(T = (\frac{4\pi*(304.81)^2}{pi * (121.92)^2})240\)
T= ~6000 IMO C
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I would wait till the very last moment before doing any feet-cm conversion.
In fact, with hindsight, you notice that the conversion is only here to distract you, as it cancels out in the fraction.
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Bunuel wrote:
The number of visible stars in the night sky, T, can be estimated by the formula

\(T = (\frac{4\pi*L^2}{A})N\)

where N is the number of stars counted through a tube with length L, in centimeters, a mouth of area A, in square centimeters. Based on the formula, what is the estimated number of visible stars in the night sky if 240 stars are observed through a tube 10 feet long with a mouth of radius of 4 feet? (1 foot = 30.48 centimeters)

A. 182,880
B. 7,000
C. 6,000
D. 5,800
E. 500


T = [(4π x (10 x 30.48)^2]/[(4 x 30.48)^2 x π] x 240

T = (4 x 10^2)/(4^2) x 240

T = 100/4 x 240

T = 100 x 60

T = 6,000

Answer: C
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Bunuel wrote:
The number of visible stars in the night sky, T, can be estimated by the formula

\(T = (\frac{4\pi*L^2}{A})N\)

where N is the number of stars counted through a tube with length L, in centimeters, a mouth of area A, in square centimeters. Based on the formula, what is the estimated number of visible stars in the night sky if 240 stars are observed through a tube 10 feet long with a mouth of radius of 4 feet? (1 foot = 30.48 centimeters)

A. 182,880
B. 7,000
C. 6,000
D. 5,800
E. 500


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