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A patrol car is parked 50 feet from a long warehouse The light on the car turns at a rate of 30 revolutions per minute. How fast is the light beam moving along the wall when the beam makes the fol­ lowing angles with the line perpendicular from the light to the wall?

(a)=30° (b)= 60° (c)=70°

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  1. If x is the distance from the closest point on the wall,

    x/50 = tanθ
    1/50 dx/dt = sec^2(θ) dθ/dt

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