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Question 05 (d) 

A ball is floating on the surface of the sea. The ball’s height (in m) above the sea floor at time (in s) is given by Answer the questions below. Evaluate all function values and provide justification for your claims. Include units. (d) Is the ball speeding up or down at ? Explain. 
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Hint 

Recall that a function is increasing/decreasing at a point if its derivative is positive/negative at that point. 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. We need to determine whether the speed function is increasing or decreasing at . This means that whether is positive or negative at . We note that reperesents the accelation which is in fact the second derivative of the position function , so
which gives The ball is speeding down at . 