Posts by Desperate!!!!

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A blast blows a rock straight up at 150 ft/sec. The path of the rock is described by the s(t) = 150t-16t^2 where s is measured in feet and t in seconds. Find the velocity of the rock when it is 200 ft above the ground and when the rock hits the ground.

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data a ball is thrown straight down from the top of a 220 feet building with an initital velocity of -22ft/s. What is the velocity of the ball after 3 seconds? What is the velocity of the ball after falling 108 feet? 2. ...

An airplane has an airspeed of 150 km/hr. It is to make a flight in a direction of 70 degrees while there is a 25 km/hr wind from 340 degrees. What will the airplane's actual heading be? Please Explain this Problem to me!!!!

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A hot hair balloon is rising vertically 20 ft/sec while the wind is blowing horizontally at 15 ft/sec. Find the speed v of the balloon and the angle x it makes with the horizontal. I know how to solve this problem, but I don't understand why or how you know it's a ...

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an engineer designs a satellite dish with a parabolic cross section. The dish is 15 ft wide at the opening and the focus is placed 4 ft from the vertex. find an equation of the parabola. I know how to work this problem, but how do I know that I use the equation y^2 = 4px ...