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Homework Help: Math Word Problem

Posted by John on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 5:52pm.

A cross section of a nuclear cooling tower is a hyperbola with equation x^2/90^2-y^2/130^2=1. The tower is 450ft tall and the distance from the top of the tower to the center of the hyperbola is half the distance from the base of the tower to the center of the hyperbola. Find the diameter of the top and the base of the tower.
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