# Calculus some1 plz!!!!

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A plane flies horizontally at an altitude of 5 km and passes directly over a tracking telescope on the ground. When the angle of elevation is π/3, this angle is decreasing at a rate of π/4 rad/min. How fast is the plane traveling at that time? (Round your answer to two decimal places.)

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x = 12
x' = -13/10
y' = ? when x = 4
m = 2
y = ?

Use proportiions.

12 / 2 = 4 / y
6 = 4 / y
2/3 = y

12 / x = 4 / y

Differentiating both sides with respect to time, we get:

-12 / x^2 * x' = -4 / y^2 * y'
-12 / 4^2 * x' = -4 / (2/3)^2 * y'
-12 / 16 * x' = -9 y'
-3/4 * -13/10 = -9 y'
39 / 40 = -9 y'
-39 / 360 = y'
-0.11 m/s = y'

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y = 5
a = pi/4
a' = -pi/3
x' = ? when a = pi/4
x = ?

Let's first find x.

tan(a) = y / x
tan(pi/4) = 5 / x
1 = 5/x
5 = x

Now we can rewrite as:

tan(a) = 5 / x

Now let's differentiatite both sides with respect to time. Doing so gives:

a' * sec^2(a) = -5 / x^2 * x'
-pi/3 * (1+tan^2a) = -5 / 25 * x'
-pi/3 * (1 + tan^2(pi/4)) = -1/5 * x'
-pi/3 * 2 = -1/5 * x'
-2pi/3 * -5 = x'
10pi/3 = x'
10.47 km/min = x'

Hope this helped.

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sadly, it didn't work :( thanks for trying

• Calculus some1 plz!!!! -

x=h*cot(θ)
dx/dθ=-h*csc²(θ)
Given
h=5 km
dθ/dt = -π/4
θ=π/3
dx/dt=(dx/dθ)*d(θ/dt)
=-h*csc²(θ)*dθ/dt
=-5csc²(π/3)*(-π/4)
=-5*(√3)/2*(-π/4)
=1.083π/min.
=3.40 km/min (not a fast plane!)