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Tutorial 1(CLO1, C1:PO1)

Objective: To gauge students’ understanding on the unit systems and their


1. Convert the following quantities to the ones designated:

a. 760 miles/h to m/s.
b. 921 kg/m3 to Ibm/ft3
c. 5.37 x 103 kJ/min to hp.
d. 25 psig to psia.

2. Calculate
a) the weight in Ibf of a 25.0 lbm object
b) the mass in kg of an object that weighs 25 newtons
c) the weight in dynes of a 10 ton object (not metric tons)

3. Using a single dimensional equation, estimate the number of golf balls it would take to fill your
classroom. Given the classroom of having a size of 25ft (L) x 20ft(W) x 12ft(H). The ball is
having a diameter of 42.3 mm.

4. A professor once claimed that if all the reports she had graded in her career were stacked on
top of one another, they would reach from earth to the moon. Assume that an average report
is the thickness of about 10 sheets of printer paper and use single dimensional equation to
estimate the number of reports the professor would have had to grade for her claim to be
valid. Given the thickness of 10 sheets printer paper=1.2 mm and the distance from earth to
the moon=238,857 miles.
5. A waste treatment pond is 50 m long and 15 m wide, and has an average depth of 2 m. The
density of the waste is 85.3 lbm/ft3. Calculate the weight of the pond contents in lbf, using a
single dimensional equation for your calculation.

6. Five hundred lbm of nitrogen is to be charged into a small metal cylinder at 25oC, at a pressure
such that the gas density is 11.5 kg/m3. Without using a calculator, estimate the required
cylinder volume. Show your work.

7. You are trying to decide which of two automobiles to buy:

Type of car Price Rated unleaded petrol

A-made RM 14 500 28 miles/gallon
K-made RM 21 700 19 km/L

If the cost of gasoline is RM 8.55/gal and if the cars actually deliver their rated mileage,
estimate how many miles you have to drive for the lower fuel consumption of the second car
to compensate for the higher cost of this car?

-------------Good Luck----------------
Answers :

1 (a) 350 m/s (b) 57.5 lbm/ft3 (c) 57.5 lbm/ft2 (d) 39.7 psia

2. (a) 25 lbf (b) 2.54 kg (c) 8.87 x 109 dynes

3. 4.29 x106 balls 4. 3.203 x 1011 reports

5. 4.5 x106 lbf 6. 19.65 m3

7. try on your own and compare with your friends