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December 5th, 2016, 11:52 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Dec 2016 From: new Jersey Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  question about trig function
I am looking for a solution for this: A Ferris wheel has a radius of 36.6 feet. The bottom of the Ferris wheel sits 0.6 feet above the ground. You board the Ferris wheel at the 6 o'clock position and rotate counterclockwise. a. Define a function, f f that gives your height above the ground (in feet) in terms of the angle of rotation (measured in radians) you have swept out from the 6 o'clock position, a b. Define a function, g g, that gives your height above the ground (in feet) in terms of the number of feet you have rotated counterclockwise from the 6 o'clock position, s Last edited by skipjack; December 6th, 2016 at 05:48 AM. 
December 6th, 2016, 12:20 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 841 Thanks: 306 Math Focus: Yet to find out. 
There is no need to duplicate your posts in multiple forums. Also, have you made an attempt of the problem? Drawing a simple diagram may help you understand this one a bit better. 
December 6th, 2016, 09:26 AM  #4 
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graph sketches for $\color{red}{f(\theta)}$ and $\color{blue}{g(s)}$ ...


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