Name ________________________________________

Date ____________

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Rule of Four
Verbal Description
A ball is thrown from the top of a cliff 100 m tall. Each second, gravity pulls the ball down with the equation to the right, and the ball was thrown with an initial velocity of 20 m/s. (Try this problem in radian mode on the calc.) a) Where is the ball at 3 seconds? b) How far from the base of the cliff did the ball land? c) What is the horizontal rate of change of the ball?

Equation

x (t ) = 20t

y (t ) =100 − 4.9t 2

Table of Values t x y

Graph (Label Axes)

Name ________________________________________

Date ____________

Period ___

Rule of Four
Verbal Description
A boat is taking a path in the ocean, defined by the equations to the right, where x represents miles east, y represents miles north, and t represents minutes traveled. (Try this problem in degree mode on your calculator.) a) How far east from the starting location (when t = 0) is the boat after 90 minutes? b) How far is the boat from its starting location after 3 hours? c) How fast is the boat travelling north (think rate of change) in miles per hour?

Equation

x = 2 sin t

y=

t 30

Table of Values (Reasonable Data) t x y

Graph (Label Axes)

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