College Algebra

Problem #78:

a. Use the given functions to find the stopping distance on dry pavement and the stopping distance on wet pavement for a car traveling at 55 miles per hour.  Round to the nearest foot.
b. Based on your answers to part (a), which rectangular coordinate graph shows stopping distances on dry pavement and which shows stopping distances on wet pavement?
c. How well do your answers to part (a) model the actual stopping distance shown in Figure 3.43?
d. Determine speeds on wet pavement requiring stopping distances that exceed the length of one and one-half football fields, or 540 feet.  Round to the nearest mile per hour.  How is this shown on the appropriate graph of the models?

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Question 1

Use the given functions to find the stopping distance on dry pavement for a car traveling at 55 miles per hour.  Round to the nearest foot ?

Question 2

Use the given functions to find the stopping distance on wet pavement for a car traveling at 55 miles per hour.  Round to the nearest foot.?

Question 3

Based on your answer to part (a), which rectangular coordinate graph shows stopping distances on dry pavement and which shows stopping distances on wet pavement? Multiple choice a or b

a)  f(x) is graph a and g(x) is graph b

b) f(x) is graph b and g(x) is graph a

Question 4

How well do your answers to Part A and Part A continued model the actual stopping distances shown in Figure 3.43 on page 411, also shown here below? Multiple choice

A, Slight underestimates

B. Almost perfect

C. Vastly Perfect

D. Slightly overestimates

Question 5

Determine speed on wet pavement requiring stopping distance of one and one-half football fields, or 540 feet.  Round to the nearest mile per hour.