Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH110/December 2015/Question 05 (e)
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Question 05 (e) 

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. (e) Find the initial position of the ball and then determine what is the earliest time at which the ball is back in its initial position. 
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Note that if and only if . 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Since , the initial position of the ball is .
Note that is equivalent with and . Therefore, our problem is reduced to find the first positive real number such that . Using the Hint, if and only if . This implies that , i.e., is the earliest time that the ball is back in its initial position. To sum, the answers are . 
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