# MATH 244 Rutgers University Midterm Exam Practice

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Math 244:F7 Exam 1
Rutgers University, Dr. Molnar, July 26 2021
This is a 80-minute exam, with a five-minute grace period. You have until 3:55 to upload your solutions
to Canvas. Please do not wait until the last minute.
This exam is, by default, “open book”. This should be interpreted just as it would be if we were having
our exam in the classroom. Specifically, you can consult physical copies of your class notes, the notes
that I have typed up for online classes, and the textbook, including solutions. No resources other than
what I have listed above are allowed. You may not communicate with any other person regarding this
exam, directly or indirectly.
No computational assistance is allowed. This includes – but is not limited to – calculators, wolframalpha, Sage, Ramanujan, and an abacus. You need to do, and show, all the work. Answers given
without justification will not receive full credit. Solutions must use techniques discussed so far in this
course.
(This exam counts out of 80 points.)
Question
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20
Total:
88
Score
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1. [16 points] Solve the given IVP.
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2. [6 points] Is there a second-order DE with general solution y “ c1 ` c2 e4t ? If so, find one; if not,
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3. [14 points] Find the steady-state solution of the given equation. Then rewrite your solution in the
form uptq “ R cospω0 t ´ δq.
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4. [6 points] Rewrite uptq “ sinp10tq ´ sinp4tq as a product of two trig functions.
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5. [12 points] Solve y ` 4y ` 29y “ 0.
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6. [14 points] A banana weighing 96 pounds is attached to a scale used to weigh preposterous produce.
This causes the scale to lower by six inches. King Kong grabs the banana, pulling it downward
by another six inches, and then lets go, causing the scale to oscillate in a soothing manner. An
external force of F ptq “ 12 cosp8tq pounds is applied to the scale for no particular reason.
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7. [20 points] Since a snowball is three-dimensional while its surface area is only 2-D, the rate at
which one melts is proportional to the 2{3 power of its volume. This particular snowball currently
has a volume of 8 ounces, and is melting at a rate of one ounce per hour. (It’s in the shade, not
especially melty.) Find the volume of the snowball as a function of time, and then determine how
long it will take to melt entirely.
(You must set up and solve a differential equation.)
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