February 21, 2017

Homework Help: trig

Posted by Chris on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 4:21pm.

A ferris wheel with a diameter of 100 feet rotates at a constant rate of 4 revolutions per minute. Let the center of the ferris wheel be at the origin.

1. Each of the ferris wheel's cars travels around a cirlce.
a) Write an equation of the circle where x and y are measured in feet.
b)sketch a graph of an equation you wrote in part (a)
c) Use the vertical line test to determine whether y is a function of x.
d) What does your answer to part (C) mean in the context of the problem?

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