Which of the following most accurately matches the country to its territorial shape? A. Russia: fragmented B. Poland: compact C. Singapore: perforated D. Philippines: elongated E. Chile: protruded
B. In a compact-shaped country the distance from the center of the country to any of its extremities (or points on its boundaries) is about equal.
James is driving the 5 hours home from college for the weekend in his car that averages 30 miles to the gallon. Starting with a full 10 gallon tank of gas and traveling at an average speed of 70 miles per hour, approximately how long before James has to refill his gas tank? A. 4.3 hours B. 4 hours C. 4.5 hours D. 3.9 hours
The answer is A, 4.3 hours. If James' gas tank gets 30 miles to each gallon and holds 10 gallons of gas, he has approximately 300 miles to cover on one tank of gas (30x10). If he travels an average of 70 miles per hour, the number of miles to ten gallons (300) divided by miles per hour (70) gives us how many hours it would take for James to burn his entire tank of gas. 300/70= 4.3 hours
Sally's business manufactures coffee mugs. She is looking to revise her expense budget to maximize her net revenue. Which of the following expenses does she have the most control over? Please explain why each is or is not the correct answer. A. Rent on her offices B. Supplies for making mugs (ceramics) C. Insurance on the equipment D. Cost to distribute
A. Rent on her offices - This is a fixed cost. Sally has no control over this expense. B. Supplies for making mugs (ceramics) - Sally has the most control over this expense. She can change to a supplier with a more competitive price or consider using different/less expensive materials to create the coffee mugs. C. Insurance on the equipment - This is a cost determined by the insurance company with little to no negotiation. D. Cost to distribute - This is a cost determined by a variety of logistics, for example the distance the mugs are traveling, how quickly and with what packing materials. Sally has some opportunity to find the most cost affective way to distribute her mugs to customers, however she still has the most immediate control over spending on mug materials.