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Useyourknowledgeofquadraticfunctionsandshowfullmathematicalworkingtojustify youranswer. 9. Supermanisgoingforacasualflightaroundthecity...asheoftendoesafterastressfulday. Unfortunately,ashebankssharplytotherighttoavoidapassengerjetcominginfora landing,hisnewiPhoneslipsfromhisutilitybeltandfallstotheground. TheheightoftheiPhone h metresabovetheground t secondslaterisgivenbythe relationship h 450 5t 2 .HowlongwillittakefortheiPhonetohittheground?(Express youranswerasasimplifiedsurd) TheiPhonehitstheground,andduetoexcellentengineering,itdoesnotbreakintoamillion piecesbutbouncesinstead.Theheightofthephoneisnowgivenbythenewrelationship h t 2 8t 15 .FindthemaximumheighttowhichtheiPhonewillrebound.

rebound.(Showall working). Howlonguntiliphonehitsgroundbasicallyisaskingyoutofindtwhenh=0(groundis assumedtobeh=0).I.e.findtheroots(xaxis(itsactuallythetaxisinthisquestion) intecepts). 4505t2=0 solvebyapplyingquadraticequation(x=[b(b24ac)]/2a) MaximumheightexplainthatthemaximumofTHISquadraticistheturningpoint. Findheightatturningpointbyfindingtimemaximumheightoccurs.i.e.findtvaluefor turningpoint Forturningpoint:x=b/2a (ofcoursexistinthisquestion) 10. Asurveyorneedstodeterminetheheightofabuilding.Hemeasurestheangleofelevation ofthetopofthebuildingfromtwopoints,38mapart.Thesurveyorseyelevelis180cm abovetheground.Thefirstreadingis4712andthesecondis3550.Whatistheheightof thebuilding?
?m building

4712
1.80m

3550
38m

Letheightofsmalltrianglebeg,lengthofitcanbew Note:heightofsmalltrianglesameasheightoflargetriangle;lengthoflargetriangleis w+38;heightofbuildingwillbeg+1.80 USETRIGONOMETRYtoget2simultaneousequationsyouwillhavetosolve Eqn1(fromsmalltriangle):g/w=tan(47o12) Eqn2(fromlargetriangle):g/(w+38)=tan(35o50) Recommendyoumakeworgthesubjectofeqn1andsubstituteitintoeqn2andsolve