CALCULUS - Check my answers :)

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1. Determine which of the following is true for the function f(x) = x^3 +5x^2 - 8x +3.
I. f(x) has a relative minimum at x = 2/3.

II. f(x) has a relative maximum at x = 2/3.

III. f(x) has a zero at x = 2/3

I only
*II only
III only
I and III only
II and III only

2. Determine the equation of the normal line to y = x^2 + 5 at the point (2, 9)

y=-1/4x + 17/4
*y=1/2x + 8
y=4x+1
y=4x-34
y=-1/4x + 19/2

3. If 12 ft^2 of material is available to make a box with a square base and an open top, find the largest possible volume of the box.

2 ft^3
4 ft^3
5 ft^3
*8.5 ft^3
9 ft^3

4. Find the tangent line approximation, L(x), of f(x)=x^2/3 at x = 8.
L(x) = 4/3x-20/3
L(x) = 2/3x+8
L(x) = 4(x-8)
L(x) = 1/3x + 4/3
*L(x) = 4/3x - 8/3

5. A balloon is rising at a constant speed of 5 ft/sec. A boy is cycling along a straight road at a constant speed of 15 ft/sec. When he passes under the balloon, it is 5 feet above him. Approximately how fast is the distance between the boy and the balloon increasing 3 seconds after he has passed underneath it?
12 ft/sec
16 ft/sec
20 ft/sec
*25 ft/sec
30 ft/sec

6. A factory is manufacturing a rectangular storage container with an open top. The volume of the container is 10 ft^3, and the length of the base is twice the width. The material for the base costs $10 per square foot, and the material for the sides costs $6 per square foot. Find the cheapest cost to make the container, given the conditions.

$27.85
$46.19
*$87.24
$147.85
$163.54


7. The edge of a cube was found to have a length of 50 cm with a possible error in measurement of 0.1 cm. Based on the measurement, you determine that the volume is 125,000 cm^3. Use tangent line approximation to estimate the percentage error in volume.

0.6%
0.9%
*1.2%
1.5%
1.8%

8. An inverted conical tank (with vertex down) is 14 feet across the top and 24 feet deep. If water is flowing in at a rate of 12 ft^3/min, find the rate of change of the depth of the water when the water is 10 feet deep.

0.007 ft/min
0.449 ft/min
0.018 ft/min
*0.051 ft/min
0.065 ft/min


9. For the function f(x)=Inx/x^2, find the approximate location of the critical point in the interval (0, 5).

(0.5, −2.773)
(1, 0)
(1.649, 0.184)
*(2, 0.173)
(0.778, −1.813)

  • CALCULUS - Check my answers :) -

    1. Determine which of the following is true for the function f(x) = x^3 +5x^2 - 8x +3.
    I. f(x) has a relative minimum at x = 2/3.

    II. f(x) has a relative maximum at x = 2/3.

    III. f(x) has a zero at x = 2/3

    I only
    *II only
    III only
    I and III only
    II and III only
    ================================
    f' = 3 x^2 + 10 x - 8
    zero at x = 2/3 and at a = -2
    f" = 6 x + 10
    curvature is POSITIVE at x = 2/3
    the function is headed UP
    That is a MINIMUM

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    2. Determine the equation of the normal line to y = x^2 + 5 at the point (2, 9)

    y=-1/4x + 17/4
    *y=1/2x + 8
    y=4x+1
    y=4x-34
    y=-1/4x + 19/2
    ==================================
    dy/dx = 2x
    at x = 2, slope = 2*2 =4
    so m of normal= -1/slope = -1/4
    y = -1/4 x + b
    9 = -1/4 *2 + b
    9 = -1/2 + b
    b = 19/2 so I say the LAST one

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    3. If 12 ft^2 of material is available to make a box with a square base and an open top, find the largest possible volume of the box.

    2 ft^3
    4 ft^3
    5 ft^3
    *8.5 ft^3
    9 ft^3
    =================================
    side length s and height h
    A = 4 s h + s^2 = 12
    4 s h = 12 - s^2
    h = (3/s) - s/(4)

    V = s^2 h
    V = 3 s - s^3/4
    dV/ds = 3 - (3/4)s^2
    at max or min dV/ds = 0
    so
    3/4 s^2 = 3
    s = 2
    then find h
    h = 3/2 - 2/4
    h =1
    volume = h s^2 = 1 (4) = 4

  • Now you check for a while ! -

    I am getting bored

  • CALCULUS - Check my answers :) -

    Well Damon, calculus isnt supposed to be.. interesting. Haha

  • CALCULUS - Check my answers :) -

    Is number 4 the last one?

  • CALCULUS - Check my answers :) -

    And 5 would be 25?

  • CALCULUS - Check my answers :) -

    #4, the way you typed it, ...
    y' = 2x/3
    when x = 8, y' = 16/3, which is not found in any of your choices as the slope

    if you meant , f(x) = x^(2/3)
    then y' = (2/3)x^(-1/3) = (2/3)(1/x^(1/3))
    when x = 8
    y' = (2/3)(1/2) = 1/3
    the only one that has a slope of 1/2 is
    L(x) = 1/3x + 4/3

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    #5
    At a time of t seconds after the boy passed under the balloon,
    distance covered by boy = 15t
    height of balloon = 5 + 5t
    let the distance between them be d ft
    d^2 = (5t+5)^2 + (15t)^2
    2d dd/dt = 2(5t+5)(5) + 2(15t)(15)
    dd/dt =( 5(5t+5) + 15(15t) )/d
    when t = 3,
    d^2 = 20^2 + 45^2
    d = √2425

    dd/dt = (5(20) + 15(45))/√2425
    = 775/(5√97)
    = appr 15.74

    which is none of the answers unless it was rounded off to 16 ft/sec

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