Ferris wheel trig problems - Applications of Trigonometry Functions

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Ferris wheel trig problems

Lessons

    • a)
      Graph how the height h of a passenger varies with respect to the elapsed time t during one rotation of the Ferris wheel. Clearly show at least 5 points on the graph.
    • b)
      Determine a sinusoidal function that gives the passenger’s height, h, in meters, above the ground as a function of time t seconds.
    • c)
      How high above the ground would a passenger be 18 seconds after the Ferris wheel starts moving?
    • d)
      How many seconds on each rotation is a passenger more than 30m in the air?
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