ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS PROJECT WORK 1/2010- 2 -
The diagram below shows the gate of an art gallery. A concrete structure isbuilt at the upper part of the gate and the words ART GALLERY is written onit. The top of the concrete structure is flat whereas at the bottom is parabolicin shape. The concrete structure is supported by two vertical pillars at bothends.The distance between the two pillars is 4 metres and the height of the pillar is5 metres. The height of the concrete structure is 1 metre. The shortest distance from point A of the concrete structure to point B, that is the highest point on the parabolic shape, is 0.5 metres.