Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH110/December 2016/Question 06 (b)
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Question 06 (b) 

Explorers on a small airless planet used a spring gun to launch a small ball vertically upward from the ground at a launch velocity of . The explorers expected the ball to reach a height of
metres at seconds after being launched, where is a constant.
(b) Sketch the graph of the ball’s velocity for . Make sure you indicate the values of any intercepts, if they exist. 
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Hint 

Find the derivative of the height function given in part (a), which is the velocity . 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Using the constant found in part (a), the height of the ball is given by As suggested in the hint, the velocity is a derivative of the height function; .
By plugging , we get a intercept as . On the other hand, solving , we have a intercept . Since its graph is a straight line with slope passing through the intercepts and , we can sketch it as follows.
