Problem Based Learning (PBL) project for MS1381 – Part 1 ________________________________________________________________________ Instructions to Students (a) Please form groups of 2 or 3. (b) There are 2 parts to this project. This is part 1. Part 2 will be released later. (b) The PBL project constitutes 10% of your overall assessment. (c) Analyze and work out the whole problem together as a group. (d) Each group must submit 1 written group report and 1 progress report for part 1 of this project by 23 May 2013 Thursday 5pm. The progress report should contain information on how the team is working together, any communication issues encountered, any uncooperative team members etc. You will be assessed on the presentation of the written report as well as your group’s teamwork. (e) Please remember to list all references at the end of your report. If you had used a book as reference, please indicate title, authors, year of publication and publisher. If you had used a website, please indicate title of the website and its url. ________________________________________________________________________ Student Information Module Code:

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------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Problem Nowadays, more and more women are splurging on designer handbags. From Kate Spade, Balenciaga to LV. One of the popular designer handbag brands is COACH. We have below a short write up on the Coach brand of handbags and purses.

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“Coach, Inc in New York, NY is the most recognized luxury American brand manufacturing women’s handbags and purses. It was established as a family-run workshop in 1941 and incorporated in Maryland (Manta). Besides women's handbags and purses, it also...

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ANALYSIS
Physics has a lot of topics to cover. In the previous experiments, we discussed Forces, Kinematics, and Motions. In this experiment, the focus is all about Friction. Friction is the force resisting the relative motion of solid surfaces, fluid layers, and material elements sliding against each other. There are several types of friction like fluid friction which describes the friction between layers of a viscous fluid that are moving relative to each other; dry friction which resists relative lateral motion of two solid surfaces in contact and is subdivided into static friction between non-moving surfaces, and kinetic friction between moving surfaces; lubricated friction which is a case of fluid friction where a fluid separates two solid surfaces; skin friction which is a component of drag, the force resisting the motion of a fluid across the surface of a body; internal friction is the force resisting motion between the elements making up a solid material while it undergoes deformation and sliding friction.
When surfaces in contact move relative to each other, the friction between the two surfaces converts kinetic energy into heat. This property can have dramatic consequences, as illustrated by the use of friction created by rubbing pieces of wood together to start a fire. Kinetic energy is converted to heat whenever motion with friction occurs, for example when a viscous fluid is stirred. Another important consequence of many types of friction can be wear,...

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The case between Beauty and Stylish involves concept of a valid contract, pre-contractual statements, express term and misrepresentation.
A valid contract is established between Beauty and Stylish when an offer is accepted and there is intention for both parties to create legal relations. An offer refers to the expression of willingness of the offerer to be contractually bound by an agreement if his or her offer is properly accepted. It has to be clear and certain in terms. It must also be communicated to the offeree before it is being accepted. In addition, the acceptance has to be unqualified, unconditional and made by a positive act. In the case of Beauty and Stylish, a positive act refers to the signing of the contract. All terms of the offer must be accepted without any changes and cannot be subjected to any condition, taking effect only upon fulfillment of that condition. When Beauty and Stylish enter into the agreement, they must intend to bind and bound legally to each other by their agreement. This is the intention to create legal relations between two parties. In the meanwhile, this contract must possess consideration. A contract must therefore be a two-sided affair, with each side providing or promising to provide something of value in exchange for what the other is to provide.
Every contract, whether oral or written, contain terms. The terms of a contract set out the rights and duties of the parties. Terms are the promises and undertakings given by each...

...UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA
School of Management
Semester II, Academic Session 2007/2008
MID-TERM EXAMINATION
ACW 110/3 ¨C BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
15 February 2008
8.00AM ¨C 10.00AM
Dewan Kuliah ¡°Z¡±
Name:_______________________________
Matrix:_______________________________
INSTRUCTIONS
This exam booklet contains five (5) questions (including one bonus question)
Answer the FIRST FOUR questions; the bonus question is an option.
Show all your works clearly.
This booklet contains seven (7) printed pages.
1 a) List and describe briefly all the special matrices? (10 marks)
b) Let matrix A represent the sales (in thousands of dollars) of motorcycle company in 2004 in three cities, and let B represent the sales in the same cities in 2006, where A and B are given by
A= ......850280450150350400 (Matric Form)
B= ......750320460220330380 (Matric Form)
Given the sales in 2007 tripled to that of the sales in 2004, what is the change in sales between 2006 and 2007? If the company sold two motorcycle brands, Singa and Harimau, determine the total of each brand sold in 2007. Interpret your results. (6 marks)
c) A company has a taxable income of $312,000. The federal tax is 25% of that portion that is left after the state tax has been paid. The state tax is 10% of that portion that is left after the federal tax has been paid. Find the company¡¯s federal and state taxes. (6 marks)
2 a) How do you know if a limit of a function exists?¡± Illustrate...

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Homework for session 1
Exam.questions
Question 1
1. Quota sampling. A technique which is popular in market research. Such a method uses a team of interviewers, each with an appropriate number of subjects to interview. It is quite wide-spread method, especially among social marketing. For example, some clothes producers make such surveys using street interviewers to find out preferences of their customers.
2. Cluster sampling. A non-random method of sampling, used in cases when there is no sampling frame in evidence. Main idea is to select one or several areas, where you will inquire all necessary information. For example, such a practice is used by companies which are producing different kinds of goods for different areas.
3. Stratification. A method which splits a group of people into different parts of groups, depending on which kind of investigation do you have. It is a basis of quota sampling and widely spread nearly at all surveys. Researchers of stratify interviewed groups by gender, age, nationality and race.
4. Simple random sampling. A sampling method where nearly every person has the same chance to be chosen for the investigation. Used in cases when it is necessary to find out basic attitude to smth among huge group of people. For example, “Do you like Coca-Cola?” to check the loyalty to the brand.
Question 2
a) A postal questionnaire is far more cheaper method of collecting data than the...

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Centre Number Surname Other Names Candidate Signature Candidate Number
General Certificate of Secondary Education
Information and Communication Technology
Unit 3 Practical Problem Solving in ICT
45203/CB2
Candidate Booklet: Problem 2
Valid for examination in 2011, 2012 and 2013
It is recommended that you spend 25 hours in completing this problem. Before starting work on the problem, read the whole of this Candidate Booklet thoroughly. There are restrictions on when and where you can work on this problem. Your teacher will explain them to you. For example, you can only do any work that you intend to hand in for marking when a teacher is present, so that he or she can confirm that the work is your own. You must not work with other students on anything that you intend to hand in for marking.
Communicating your written work You will also be marked on your use of English. It is important to: - make sure that all your work is legible - use correct spelling, punctuation and grammar - use a style of writing which suits the person you are writing it for - organise your information clearly, so that you make yourself understood - use ICT terms where they are needed.
45203/CB2
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Unit 3: Practical Problem Solving in ICT Problem 2: Help to organise a school prom
Your school plans to organise a school prom for year 11 students. You are going to produce a solution to the problem but you can make up the data that you need.
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...Business mathematics is mathematics used by commercial enterprises to record and manage business operations. Commercial organizations use mathematics inaccounting, inventory management, marketing, sales forecasting, and financial analysis. Mathematics typically used in commerce includes elementary arithmetic,elementary algebra, statistics and probability. Business management can be made more effective in some cases by use of more advanced mathematics such as calculus, matrix algebra and linear programming.
Business Mathematics is very important for modern business management. The forecasting and operating procedures are based primarily on business mathematics. Things such as simple interest and compound interest show a company what it will lose or get over the years if it invests in a particular asset. Business mathematics also helps in cost and price calculations which are the basis of cash inflows and outflows that all companies have to deal with.
In academia, Business Mathematics includes mathematics courses taken at an undergraduate level by business students at University. These courses are slightly less difficult and do not always go into the same depth as other mathematics courses for people majoring in mathematics or science fields. The two most common math courses taken in this form are Business Calculus and...

...What is business mathematics:
Business mathematics is mathematics used by commercial enterprises to record and manage business operations. Commercial organizations use mathematics in accounting, inventory management, marketing, sales forecasting, and financial analysis. Mathematics typically used in commerce includes elementary arithmetic, elementary algebra, statistics and probability. Business management can be made more effective in some cases by use of more advanced mathematics such as calculus, matrix algebra and linear programming.
In academia, "Business Mathematics" includes mathematics courses taken at an undergraduate level by business students. These courses are slightly less difficult and do not always go into the same depth as other mathematics courses for people majoring in mathematics or science fields. The two most common math courses taken in this form are Business Calculus and Business Statistics. Examples used for problems in these courses are usually real-life problems from the business world.
Importance of business mathematics in the field of business:
There are many factors involved in starting and operating a business. This is true regardless of the size of the business and regardless of whether it operates form...

...March 19, 2014
Jennifer Hopkins
3110 Mustang Road
Alvin, TX 77511
Dear Ms. Hopkins:
I hope you enjoyed your Spring Break. You have been an amazing teacher, delivering humor, personality, and superb lessons in your classroom. Since mathematics is formula based and does not alter, each course builds onto the last; therefore each class taken in high school aids in college, in the workplace, and life in general. However, having the knowledge base is not the sole component in being successful in any particular subject. Sometimes it is the way the material has been taught, or instilled in our minds. In high school my foundation of mathematics was formed through Algebra 1 my freshman year, Geometry my sophomore year, and Pre-Calculus my senior year, all which had an immense impact in my mathematic skills.
During Algebra 1, I endured a basis of higher learning mathematics that bequeathed lessons such as: properties of real numbers, graphing and solving linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, polynomials, factoring, and radicals. These units matured my foundation of knowledge in the field. Nevertheless, the style these were coached is what coerced the information to remain with me all these years. Mrs. Blackwell, my Algebra 1 teacher, would lecture during class over a specific section then endow her students with a multitude of homework. Though I did not agree with the amount of homework, the constant repetition night after night aided me in...

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