Posted by jeff on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 4:24pm.
At noon, ship A is 150 km west of ship B. Ship A is sailing east at 35 km/h and ship B is sailing north at 25 km/h. How fast is the distance between the ships changing at 4:00 pm.
Find the intervals of increase or decrease
find the local maxiumum and minimum values
find the intervals of concavity and the inflection points.
b(x) = 3x^2/3  x
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math (calc)  drwls, Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 5:02pm
There are three totally different questions posted here. I will be happy to respond to any of them in which work is shown by you.

math (calc)  Reiny, Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 6:33pm
As drwls indicated, we are not here to merely do the work for you.
You have posted 3 routine calculus questions.
I will get you going on the first one which deals with "rates of change"
After t hours, distance traveled by ship A is 35t km and that of ship B is 25t km
Did you make a diagram?
If you let the distance between them be y km, then
y^2 = (15035t)^2 + (25t)^2
find dy/dt and sub in t=4 (4:00 pm)
Let me know what answer you got.

math (calc) (#2 of 3)  drwls, Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 7:04pm
(2) Intervals of increase are where db/dx > 0
Intervals of decrease are where db/dx < 0
db/dx = 2x  1
d^2b/dx^2 = 2
Inflection points are where d^b/dx^2 = 0. There appear to be no such points.
Intervals of concavity (upward) occurwhere d^b/dx^2 > 0
Maximum and minimum values occur where db/dx = 0. Use the second derivative test to determime if it is a maximum or a minimum.
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