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Homework Help: Pre-Calculus

Posted by Laquisha on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 7:05pm.

An indoor physical fitness room consists of a rectangular region with a semicircle on each end. The perimeter of the room is to be a 200-meter running track.
a) Draw a figure that visually represents the problem. Let x and y represent the length and width of the rectangular region.
b) Determine the radius of the semicircular ends of the track.
c) Use the result of part b to write an equation in terms of x and y, for the distance traveled in one lap around the track. Solve for x.
d) Use the result of part c to write the area A of the rectangular region as a function of x.

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