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Question B 04 (a) 

The velocity of a particle is determined by its position so that the position function satisfies the equation where . The particle is at initially. (a) What is the speed of the particle at ? 
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Hint 

For given position function of some object, the speed of it at means . 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. First, we find . Since we have the differential equation , plugging and using , we get
Then, by its definition in the Hint, we get the speed of the particle at as . 