Calculus

posted by .

4. A gas station stands at the intersection of a north-south road and an east-west road. A police car is traveling towards the gas station from the east, chasing a stolen truck which is traveling north away from the gas station. The speed of the police car is 100 mph when it is 3 miles from the gas station. At the same time the truck is 4 miles from the gas station going 80 mph. At this moment:
a. Is the distance between the car and the truck increasing or decreasing? How fast?
b. Repeat part a) if the truck is going 70 mph instead of 80 mph

• Algebra 1 -

Don't know

Similar Questions

1. CALCULUS

A gas station stands at the intersection of a north-south road and an east-west road. A police car is traveling towards the gas station from the east, chasing a stolen truck which is traveling north away from the gas station. The speed …
2. Physics

On a safari, a team of naturalists sets out toward a research station located 6.3 km away in a direction 42° north of east. After traveling in a straight line for 2.2 km, they stop and discover that they have been traveling 23° north …
3. Calculus AB

A police car is chasing a suspect. The policemen is at point y=0.6 (north of an intersection) and the suspect is at point x=0.8 (east of the intersection). The police car is traveling at 60mph. Their radar gun reads that the suspect's …
4. calculus

A police cruiser, approaching a right –angled intersection from the north is chasing a speeding car that has turned the corner and is now moving straight east. When the cruiser is 0.6 mi north of the intersection and the car 0.8 …
5. Physics

On a safari, a team of naturalists sets out toward a research station located 4.0 km away in a direction 42° north of east. After traveling in a straight line for 2.3 km, they stop and discover that they have been traveling 30° north …
6. Physics

I need major help with this please!!! On a safari, a team of naturalists sets out toward a research station located 6.9 km away in a direction 42° north of east. After traveling in a straight line for 2.1 km, they stop and discover …
7. FREE BODY DIAGRAM calculus

A car is traveling north towards an intersection at 60mph at the same time a truck is headed east toward the same intersection at 45mph. Find the rate of change of the distance between the car and truck when the car is 3 miles south …
8. science physics

A chicken decides to cross a road. The road is perfectly straight, runs north-south, and is full of cars driving by from south to north. The cars have a log-normal distribution for the distance between each car. However, the cars all …
9. physics

On a safari, a team of naturalists sets out toward a research station located 5.54 km away in a direction 47.9 ° north of east. After traveling in a straight line for 1.29 km, they stop and discover that they have been traveling 24.6 …
10. Trigonometry

A car traveling at a constant rate due east passes an interstate exit that is 1.0 mile from a gas station. The gas station is S50°E of the exit. After the car has traveled for 2.0 minutes, its bearing to the gas station is S55°W. …

More Similar Questions