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anonymous
 5 years ago
The parabolic arch of a bridge over a oneway road can be described by the equation y = x^2 + 6, where x and y ar emeasured in metres. A transpor truck is 3m wide and 3.5m high. What is the maximum clearance of the truck's top corners if it passes under the bridge?
anonymous
 5 years ago
The parabolic arch of a bridge over a oneway road can be described by the equation y = x^2 + 6, where x and y ar emeasured in metres. A transpor truck is 3m wide and 3.5m high. What is the maximum clearance of the truck's top corners if it passes under the bridge?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This is an Optimization problem.

dumbcow
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so you want the max distance from the top corner of truck to arch ??

dumbcow
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0distance from top center of arch to top corner of truck is 2.915 m

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes How were you able to work that out?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How did you come to this equation?

dumbcow
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0truck is 3.5m so vertical distance from top is (63.5) = 2.5 truck is 3m wide, 1.5m on either side of center line imagine a triangle formed from right side of top of truck to top center of arch d is hypotenuse and is the longest distance from arch to truck top corner
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