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Topic: [ap-calculus] Re: related rate question
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[ap-calculus] Re: related rate question
Posted: Nov 12, 2004 7:56 AM
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You are correct that the rate of change should be positive. For the second part if you will resolve the velocity of the aircraft into a component along the line of sight and a component perpendicular to the line of sight, you will see that the actual velocity is the hypotenuse of a right triangle and is the larger of the two.

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