A steady wind blows a kite due west. The kite's height above ground from horizontal position x = 0 to x = 60 ft is given by y = 150 − 1/40(x − 50)^2.
Find the distance traveled by the kite. (Round your answer to one decimal place.)
THe answer is supposed to be 94.2 ft but I cannot get to that.
Also I am not really familiar with the sinh and cosh functions so please be really specific.
Calculus - Incomplete - Steve, Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 12:22am
Not enough info here. Is the kite supposed to have flown from some point to another? Fallen to the ground? Reached steady state at some height? what?