Posted by Tyana on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 7:23pm.
A ferris wheel has a diameter of 320 feet and the bottom of the Ferris wheel is 9 feet above the ground. Find the equation of the wheel if the origin is placed on the ground directly below the center of the wheel.

College Algebra  Steve, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 8:01pm
a circle of radius r with center at (h,k) is
(xh)^2 + (yk)^2 = r^2
so, plug in your values.
radius is 160 ft
so, the center is at (0,9+160)
x^2 + (y169)^2 = 160^2

College Algebra  g c, Friday, November 2, 2012 at 1:33am
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