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Mechanical Engineer Board Exam November 2010 (Middle East)

Here's the list of passers in the Board Exam for Mechanical Engineers given by the Board of Mechanical Engineering in the Middle East last November 2010.

Roll of Successful Examinees in the PROFESSIONAL MECHANICAL ENGINEER EXAMINATION Held in November 2010 Released on December 9, 2010 SEQ. NO. N A M E 1 BETON, JOSE JR BROTARLO 2 BONGOLTO, ARTURO GULDE 3 CRUZ, PETRONILO SUBA 4 GARCIA, RANDY EBALLAR 5 GOMESERIA, RONALD VALLEDOR 6 GONZALES, SIMEON JR CABILLAN 7 GUZMAN, PLACIDO CABALFIN 8 HEREZO, NELSON SUERTE 9 JARAMILLA, LENUEL PAJUELAS 10 KHAN, FLAVIO VILLANUEVA 11 MOYANO, ALAN DELA TORRE 12 ONGOCO, ARTURO JR SADURAL 13 PANGILINAN, MANUEL MUNSOD 14 PARDILLA, ARISTOTLE PALOMILLO 15 PASUELO, NARCISO MAGBANUA 16 PEDROZO, REYNALDO DELA CRUZ 17 PELAEZ, PORFERIO ILISAN 18 PEREZ, BENITO AGUSTIN 19 PORTE, JOEY MICHAEL PEÑA 20 ROMANES, BERNARDO CARAAN 21 SEVA, ROMEO JR PEDRAJAS 22 SOMIDO, ROWELL GATDULA 23 VALENZUELA, LEVI ORTIGUERRA NOTHING FOLLOWS----------------------
Roll of Successful Examinees in the MECHANICAL ENG…

Answers to Statistics and Probability Part 1: Mechanical Engineer Board Exam Review

Here's the solution and answers to the ME board questions in Mathematics (Statistics and Probability)

1. In how many ways can you arrange a group of 5 girls and 3 boys in 7 vacant chairs?
Solution:
The total number of persons to be seated is 8 and the number of chairs is only 7.
When words denoting “arrangement” are used, it most likely pertains to permutations.
So, the formula to be used is permutation of 8 taking 7 at a time.
n = 8, r = 7, nPr, then use your calculator or this formula
nPr = n!/(n-r)! = 8!(8-1)!=40320 permutations or arrangements
A. 40320

2. How many 3-digit numbers can you make out of the numbers 1 to 5 without repetition?
Solution:
Since the number varies as you rearrange the digits (example 1342 is different from 1423), then this problem is about permutation.
So, the formula is the permutation of 5 numbers taken 3 at a time.
n = 5, r = 3, nPr; use your calculator or this formula: nPr = n!/(n-r)!
nPr = 5!/(5-3)!=60 permutations
C. 60

3. There are 2 white, 3 red, …

Statistics and Probability Part 1: Mechanical Engineer Board Exam Review

Here are some review questions in Mathematics, Statistics and Probability.

Instruction: Choose the BEST answer.

Mechanical Engineering Board Exam Review: Statistics and Probability part 1

1. In how many ways can you arrange a group of 5 girls and 3 boys in 7 vacant chairs?
a. 40320
b. 5040
c. 720
d. 8

2. How many 3-digit numbers can you make out of the numbers 1 to 5 without repetition?
a. 720
b. 10
c. 60
d. 120

3. There are 2 white, 3 red, and 4 blue balls inside a basket. If three balls are drawn randomly in succession without replacement, what is the probability that the first ball is white, and the next two balls are blue?
a. 32/729
b. 4/63
c. 8/243
d. 1/21

4. What is the mode of the following numbers: 54, 45, 75, 60, 65, 65, 60, and 57?
a. 65
b. 60
c. 62.5
d. 60 and 65

5. From the given numbers of question number 4, what is the median?
a. 65
b. 60
c. 62.5
d. 60 and 65

6. From the given numbers of question number 4, what is the variance?
a. 77.84
b. 60.125
c. 68.11
d. 8.82

7. Seve…

Professional Mechanical Engineer (PME) October 2010 Results

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 22 passed the Professional Mechanical Engineer Examination given by the Board of Mechanical Engineering in Manila this October 2010.

The following are the successful examinees.

1 AGOSTO, FLORENDO SABADO
2 AGTARAP, FERDINAND OLIVAR
3 ALCORIZA, RODOLFO SANTOS
4 AMTO, JOEL CELMAR
5 BALDONADO, BERNARDINO MAGUMUN
6 BOTE, RICARDO JR BAUTISTA
7 CABRERA, WILLIAM MATURAN
8 CANSINO, CECILIO JR LOPEZ
9 CHAVIT, CECILIO BOMEDIANO
10 DE LA ROSA, FERDINAND MANGAT
11 DIASANA, SERGIO SR BABA
12 DOROTAN, ELMER VILLANCA
13 GULMATICO, LLOYD CASTROBERDE
14 LORETO, JORGE JR DELOS REYES
15 MALOLES, ROBERT DICK TELYAEN
16 PEREZ, RIOLANDO VILLANUEVA
17 SIAPNO, JOSE II PADON
18 SO, ROLANDO CHING
19 TAPU, BENITO TABUT
20 TIGARONITA, BEN JR CORDERO
21 VILLAREAL, REYNAN MORATA
22 YU, LAWRENCE RUSSIANA
NOTHING FOLLOWS----------------------

ME Board Reviewer: Math, Algebra, Computation (ANSWER and SOLUTION)

1. Which of the following is the solution set of the equation x2-2x-15 = 0
Solution:
Think of factors of the last digit that when subtracted gives the coefficient of the middle term
In this case, -15 can only be (3, -5), (-3, 5), (15, -1) or (-15, 1). Among these factors, (3, -5) is the only one whose sum will be equal to -3. So the solution set of the equation will be
X-5=0; x1 = 5
X+3=0; x2 = -3
Alternative Solution:
By trial and error (best when using your calculator), try each choices and see which among them when substituted to x will make the equation true, that is, x2-2x-15 equals zero.


B. (5, -3)


2. The next term in the progression 2, 8, 32, 128 is …
Solution:
The progression above is a Geometric progression since there is a common ratio (r). In this case, the common ratio is 4 and the next terms are obtained by multiplying the previous term by 4. So, next to 128 will be 128X 4 = 512


C. 512


3. Solve for x in the equation 3 lnx = 8
Solution:
Using properties of logarithm: nlna = lna^…

Mechanical Engineering Board Exam Reviewer: Algebra, Mathematics, Computation Part 1

Here’s a set of question on the topic Mathematics, specifically on Algebra. These questions are similar to those coming out of the board exam.

Instruction: Choose the best answer.

1. Which of the following is the solution set of the equation x^2-2x-15 = 0
a. (3, -5)
b. (5, -3)
c. (15, -1)
d. (-15, 1)

2. The next term in the progression 2, 8, 32, 128 is …
a. 128
b. 256
c. 512
d. 1024

3. Solve for x in the equation 3 lnx = 8
a. e^ (8/3)
b. e^ (3/8)
c. e^ (4/3)
d. e^ (3/4)

4. If x + y = 1 and x^2+y^2=2. Find x^4+y^4
a. ½
b. 3/4
c. 15/4
d. 7/2

5. If lnx=5 and lny=2, lnx3/lnx4
a. 10/3
b. 15/8
c. 125/16
d. 5/2

6. Joan can type the whole document in 3 hrs. On the other hand, James, being new to the job can type the same document in 5 hours. If they work together, how long can they finish 2 documents?
a. 3 hrs
b. 3.5 hrs
c. 2.75 hrs
d. 3.75 hrs

7. Three numbers are in the ratio 1: 2: 4. Find the numbers if their sum is 42.
a. 6, 12, 24
b. 4, 12, 36
c. 4, 16, 22
d. 3, 15, 24

8. Find the sum of…

New Features at Tupmechanical.com: CHAT and FORUM

Dear valued readers,

When I started Mechanical Engineering Blog Site about a year ago, my sole purpose is to provide a way for me to share my ideas as a mechanical engineer to the world especially to students and fellow professionals. But as time goes by, Mechanical Engineering Blog Site has grown from being a simple personal blog, to a website that provides free online review materials for those who will be taking the board exam on mechanical engineering.

With that growth, I decided to have my own domain name. Hence, last June 2010, from just being a free Blogspot subdomain (www.tupmechanical.blogspot.com) it became a www.tupmechanical.com. Along with this change is the creation of my own email address, admin@tupmechanical.com where you can directly email your concerns and questions to me.

The growth though, does not stop on domain name change. Today, I am formally introducing two (2) new features on this site. One is the CHAT WIDGET, powered by ShoutJax and the other one is the FORU…

Certified Plant Mechanic (CPM) Board Exam September 2010

Here's the list of new certified plant mechanics (CPM) from September 2010 Mechanical Engineer Board examination given by the Board of Mechanical Engineering.

1 ALAJAR, MACHEL AARON SANTANDER
2 BULINTAO, VICTOR SAQUILOT
3 BUNO, ALEX BONGUIT
4 CADAVEZ, BENJAMIN TORRE
5 DIBDIB, JOEL OSORNO
6 ESCUADRO, REY FERNANDEZ
7 FLORES, RONALDO NARIT
8 INTALAN, RANDY BERONILLA
9 MANGAS, ROEL CASONA
10 MENDOZA, ANGELITO MANGAPOT
11 REPAYO, DENLO MADRIAGA
NOTHING FOLLOWS----------------------

See List of Registered Mechanical Engineers (RME) here...
See List of Professional Mechanical Engineers (PME) here...

Professional Mechanical Engineers (PME) September 2010

Here's the list of new Professional Mechanical Engineers (PME)  from the recently concluded second phase Mechanical Engineer Board Exam given by the Board of Mechanical Engineering this September 2010.

1 ABELLANA, PEDRO SELGAS
2 ALLERA, POLICARPIO JR DARGANTES
3 ALLES, NERICK AMAR
4 ASPREC, ARVIN JOHN SANCHEZ
5 AUSTRIA, EFREN SISON
6 AVISO, JOEL MANGUBAT
7 BALIZA, PEPITO BAYLON
8 BEGAYO, MICHAEL ANGELO REBUCAN
9 BINAMIRA, JOHN VALENTINE SAINZ
10 CATACUTAN, ALEJANDRO VILLAFLORES
11 DAGA, DIXON MACALLA
12 DE DIOS, ROGELIO JR CORONEL
13 DE MESA, DENNIS PONDARE
14 FRESNIDO, ROBERTO JR RIVERA
15 ISLA, JAYNODIN PATADON
16 JADULCO, EDGAR SOPOCADO
17 LIPA, RICHARD LOMIBAO
18 OROZCO, DEMETRIO CARUANA
19 PARUBRUB, CIPRIANO NAVA
20 PASTORIZA, HOLANDRINO PANZO
21 SALALILA, JOEY SIBULANGCAL
22 SAN PABLO, ZOSIMO ALANO
23 TEH-SO, MARIE JANNETT CRUZ
24 ZULAYBAR, EDGAR VILLANUEVA
NOTHING FOLLOWS-------

See List of Registered Mechanical Engineers here...
See List of Certified Plant Mechanics here...

Mechanical Engineer Board Exam September 2010 -results from PRC

The Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) announces that 1,594 out of 2,387 passed the second phase of Mechanical Engineer Board Exam given by the Board of Mechanical Engineering this September 9-10, 2010.

The examinees who garnered the ten highest places are the following:

1. IVAN DELA CRUZ MARASIGAN - TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MANILA - 93.35
2. ROSELLE VICTOR CULTURA LAGUE - XAVIER UNIVERSITY- 92.80
3. ALVIN JOHN NARVASA ALCORCON - UNIVERSITY OF CEBU- 91.40
APOLLO CATARMAN ELEAZAR JR - MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY-GEN. SANTOS CITY - 91.40
4. BERNHARD RAMOS CORTEZ - BULACAN STATE UNIVERSITY (FOR.BCAT)-MALOLOS- 91.10
DARYL BORCELIS GAMEZ - BICOL UNIVERSITY-LEGAZPI - 91.10
5. ERWIN MARK DAGSA JACILDONE - SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY- 91.05
ARIEL FERNANDEZ PARREÑO - TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-VISAYAS- 91.05
6. DEXTER ENDRACA ESTOLONIO - TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES - MANILA - 90.95
7. GLENN IVAN VERGARA PASIA - TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF …

Thoughts on Mechanical Engineer Board Exam September 2010

The Professional Regulations Commission has yet to announce the results of this year's second phase board exam for Registered Mechanical Engineers (RME), Professional Mechanical Engineers (PME), and Certified Plant Mechanic (CPM).

Upon its release, it will be immediately posted in this blog, so please stay tune. Based on previous exams, the results can come out as quick as one day of processing so it can be sometime tonight or tomorrow.

Meanwhile, try to sit down and relax. I am very much aware that the waiting period can be really hard. When I took the board three years ago, I had two days of intermittent sleep because of   worries about the result. But after the results came out, the excitement, the thrill, the nervousness, and the anxieties started to wane.
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For those who will pass, please accept my warmest congratulations. For those who will not (of course, we all know that there's no 100% passing rate), accept the current situation but don't treat it…

Power Elements Part 4 - Answers to Board Exam Questions

Here are the answers to the questions in Power and Industrial plant engineering posted last  September 2, 2010.

1. A term referring to the process of clearing exhaust gases by forcing into it a current of air which provides clean air for the next compression stroke of the engine.
A. Scavenging

2. The process regulating air supply either by mechanical or natural means.
C. Ventilation

3. A large pipe or drum into which a group of boiler is connected.
B. header

4. An ideal gas undergoes an isothermal compression, the enthalpy therefore,
D. Remain the same

5. The speed of the turbine in a medium head hydroelectric power plant is regulated by…
D. Wicket gate

6. Which of the following is NOT a unit measure of viscosity
D. Degree Baume

7. Energy from the random motion of molecules within the body
C. Heat

8. Term referring to the ignition of air fuel mixture in the intake of the exhaust manifold
A. Backfire

9. The amount of matter containing the Avogadro’s number of particles (molecule or …

Mechanical Review: Power Elements Part 4

Here's the 4th installment of mechanical engineering review questions on Power and Industrial plant engineering.

Choose the BEST answer.

1. A term referring to the process of clearing exhaust gases by forcing into it a current of air which provides clean air for the next compression stroke of the engine.
a. Scavenging
b. Turbo charging
c. Doping
d. Ventilation

2. The process regulating air supply either by mechanical or natural means.
a. Air conditioning
b. Turbo charging
c. Ventilation
d. Scavenging

3. A large pipe or drum into which a group of boiler is connected.
a. leader
b. header
c. kiln
d. liquid receiver

4. An ideal gas undergoes an isothermal compression, the enthalpy therefore,
a. Increases
b. Decreases
c. Increases then decreases
d. Remain the same

5. The speed of the turbine in a medium head hydroelectric power plant is regulated by…
a. Nozzle
b. Forebay
c. Deflector gate
d. Wicket gate

6. Which of the following is NOT a unit measure of viscosity
a. SSU
b. Centipoises

Answers to Power Elements Part 2 - ME Board Exam Questions

Here are the answers to the questions on Power Elements Part 2 posted last August 9, 2010.

1. A reserve generating capacity that is in operation but not in service.
A. Hot reserve

2. Another term for Lower Heating Value (LHV).
C. Net Calorific Value

3. In a refrigeration system, it controls the flow of refrigerant manually.
C. Gate Valve

4. The ratio of the dynamic depression head to the total head of a pump.
A. Cavitation factor

5. A device used to determine the water level in the boiler.
D. Gauge cock

6. A device in the fuel system that mixes gasoline with air.
A. Carburetor

7. Comparing Diesel and Gasoline engines, which of the following is true?
D. Operating temperature of Diesel Engines are higher

8. Which of the following is true in pH value?
C. pH 7 represents neutral value

9. Reversible adiabatic expansion is at constant…
C. Entropy

10. The temperature at which vapor starts forming above the surface of liquid fuels.
B. Flash point

Link to Questions.

Note: Sorry for the delay. I…

Answers to Power and Industrial Plant Engineering Board Exam Review Questions

Below are the answers to the Part 3 of Power and Industrial Plant Engineering Questions posted last August 25, 2010.

1. Measure of relative hotness or coldness of a body.
D. Temperature

2. A device that automatically controls the speed of an engine.
D. Governor

3. When heat is added in a mixture of moisture and air, which of the following is true?
B. The absolute humidity remains the same

4. Adding a small amount of salt in water will…
A. Increase the boiling point

5. If the wet bulb and the dry bulb temperatures are the same, what can we say about the air in the space?
C. It is saturated

6. Which of the following scenario will increase the likelihood of cavitation in pumps?
D. The fluid temperature is raised

7. The indicator used to determine the anti-knock property of gasoline engines
A. Octane number

8. Which of the following is used to determine if there’s a halogen leak?
C. Halide torch

9. A valve that that allows the fluid to follow in one direction only
D. Check valve

10. The r…

Power and Industrial Plant Engineering Questions Part 3 - Mechanical Board Exam Reviewer

This is the third part of Mechanical Engineering board exam review questions in Power and Industrial Plant Engineering.

Instruction: Choose the BEST answer.

1. Measure of relative hotness or coldness of a body.
a. heat
b. Absolute temperature
c. Relative humidity
d. Temperature

2. A device that automatically controls the speed of an engine.
a. Rotameter
b. Tachometer
c. Speedometer
d. Governor

3. When heat is added in a mixture of moisture and air, which of the following is true?
a. The wet bulb temperature decreases
b. The absolute humidity remains the same
c. The dry bulb temperature decreases
d. The relative humidity increases

4. Adding a small amount of salt in water will…
a. Increase the boiling point
b. Decrease the boiling point
c. The boiling point will remain the same
d. The freezing point will not change

5. If the wet bulb and the dry bulb temperatures are the same, what can we say about the air in the space?
a. It is completely dry
b. It has a low relative humidity
c. It is…

Answers to ME Laws Board Exam Review Questions

Here are the answers to the questions in Mechanical Engineering Laws in the Philippines posted last August 21, 2010.

1. Prior to Republic Act 8495, what law governs the practice of mechanical engineering the Philippines?
B. Commonwealth Act No. 294

2. If the rated scores of an examinee in a board exam are 85, 82, and 48 in Math, Power, and Design subjects respectively (average: 72.85%), what will be the overall result?
B. Fail
Section 18

3. Which of the following is NOT a required qualification for being a member of the Board of Mechanical Engineering (BME)?
B. Naturalized or born Filipino citizen
Section 5

4. A foreign mechanical engineer may only be allowed to practice mechanical engineering in the Philippines if his country also allows Filipino mechanical engineers practice under similar provisions like those in RA8495. This policy is also known as
a. A. Foreign Reciprocity
Section 39

5. According to RA 8495, where will the budget to implement Mechanical Engineering Law come from?
C. …