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NOTES - 3.9 - Related Rates

# NOTES - 3.9 - Related Rates

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NOTES on related rates, AP Calculus, Applications of derivatives
NOTES on related rates, AP Calculus, Applications of derivatives

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NOTES Related rates 3.9DATE: _____________STEPS FOR RELATED RATES PROBLEMS:1.________________________________________________________ 2.________________________________________________________ 3.________________________________________________________ 4.________________________________________________________ 5.________________________________________________________ 1.A ladder 20 feet long leans against the wall of a vertical building. If the bottom of theladder slides away from the building horizontally at a rate of 2 ft/sec, how fast is theladder sliding down the building when the top of the ladder is 12 feet above the ground?2.The radius r of a sphere is increasing at a rate of 2 inches per minute. Find the rate ofchange of the volume when r = 6 inches. Explain why the rate of change of the volume of thesphere is not constant even though
dr dt
is constant.

3.A water tank has the shape of an inverted right circular cone of altitude 12 ft and baseradius 6 feet. If water is being pumped into the tank at a rate of 10 gal/min, approximatethe rate at which the water level is rising when the water is 3 ft deep (1 gal is approximately0.1335
3
ft
)4.An observer, 300 meters from the launch pad of a rocket, watches it ascend vertically at 60m/s. Find the rate of change of the distance between the rocket and the observer when therocket is 400 meters high.

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