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December 5th, 2016, 10:52 PM   #1
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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 counter-clockwise.

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 counter-clockwise from the 6 o'clock position,
s

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December 5th, 2016, 11:20 PM   #2
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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.
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Does the above diagram help?
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graph sketches for $\color{red}{f(\theta)}$ and $\color{blue}{g(s)}$ ...
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