February 26, 2017

Homework Help: Calculus

Posted by George on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 5:02pm.

A train is heading due west from St. Louis. At noon, a plane flying horizontally due north at a fixed altitude of 4 miles passes directly over the train. When the train has
traveled another mile, it is going 80 mph, and the plane has traveled another 5 miles and is going 500 mph. At that moment, how fast is the distance between the train and the plane increasing?

Is the answer 105 mph.

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