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October 23, 2014

Posted by **linda** on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 6:21pm.

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**Reiny**, Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 7:50pmsure hope they have a rest-room on that ferris wheel if it takes

**12 hours**to make one rotation.

anyway, I know that the basic shape could be**y = 8sin(pi/6)t**.

since period = 2pi/k for y = sin kt

and 2pi/k = 12, so k=pi/6

I then shifted this vertically by 9 m to have the person 1 m above the x-axis at the minimum height

But I want him to be only 1 m high when t=0 so I shifted the graph to the right by 3 hours

which gave me y = 8 sin (pi/6)(t - 3) + 9

testing:

t=0 y = 1

t=3 y = 9

t=6 y = 17 , maximum height

t=9 y = 9

t= 12 y = 1, it works!!!

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**linda**, Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 6:24pmi dont get it. the answer is right but how do you know to shift the graph right by 3 hrs?

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