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Calculus Worksheet Ch 3 - Related Rates

# Calculus Worksheet Ch 3 - Related Rates

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Calculus Fun Worksheet Ch 3 – Related Rates
1.A ladder 15 ft long is leaning against a building so that the foot of the ladder is on level ground and the top of theladder is leaning against the wall. The foot of the ladder is moved away from the building at a constant rate of
1ft/sec2
.a)Find the rate in ft/sec at which the top of the ladder is moving down the building when the foot of the ladder is 9 ftfrom the building.
b)
Find the rate of change in
2
ft/sec
of the area of the triangle formed by the ladder, ground, and building when thefoot of the ladder is 9 ft from the building.2.The volume of a cone
2
13
V r h
π
 = 
is increasing at
3
28 units/sec
π
. At the instant when the radius of the cone is3 units, its volume is
3
12 units
π
and the radius is increasing at
1unit/sec2
.a)At the instant when the radius of the cone is 3 units, what is the rate of change of the area of its base? b)At the instant when the radius of the cone is 3 units, what is the rate of change of its height?c)What is the instantaneous rate of change of the area of its base with respect to its height?3.An airplane is flying west at 500 ft/sec at an altitude of 4000 ft. A searchlight on the ground lies directly under the path of the plane. If the light is kept on the plane, how fast is the searchlight revolving when the horizontal distanceof the plane from the searchlight is 2000 ft due east?4.
2
HO
is flowing at the rate of
3
2 m/min
into a tank in the form of an inverted cone having an altitude to 16 m and aradius of 4m. How fast is the
2
H O
level rising when the
2
H O
is 5 m deep?5.A tank in the shape of a right circular cone with its point downward has an altitude of 11 ft and a radius at the top of 4ft. It is filled at the rate of
3
15 ft/min
.a)How long does it take to fill the tank? b)What are the depth and rate of rising of the water after 10 min?c)What are the time and rate of rising of the water level when the depth is 5 ft?
d)
Find the rising rate at any time
where
( )
0
t
< <
where
is the time it takes to completely fill the tank.6.A trough has ends shaped like isosceles trapezoids: 11ft wide at the top, 5 ft wide at the bottom and 4 ft in height.The trough is 12 ft long and
2
H O
is pumped in at the steady rate of
3
15 ft/min
.a)How long will it take to fill the trough?

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