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DIRECTIONS
1. USEFUL FORMULAS
2. THE CIRCLE (3 VARIATIONS)
3. THE SPHERE (2 VARIATIONS)
4. THE SQUARE (2 VARIATIONS)
5. THE CUBE (2 VARIATIONS)
6. THE RECTANGLE
• 7. THE AIRPLANE
8. THE SLIDING LADDER
9. MAKING SHADOWS
10. THE CONICAL TANK
11. THE CONICAL PILE
12. FLYING A KITE
13. REVOLVING SEARCHLIGHT
14. TRAVELING CARS (2 VARIATIONS)
15. MORE SHADOWS
16. THE BASEBALL FIELD
17. THE CYLINDRICAL TANK
18. EQUATION ONE (2 VARIATIONS)
19. EQUATION TWO (2 VARIATIONS)
20. EQUATION THREE (2 VARIATIONS)
21. EQUATION FOUR (2 VARIATIONS)
22. EQUATION FIVE (2 VARIATIONS)
23. EQUATION SIX (2 VARIATIONS)
24. EQUATION SEVEN
25. THE REVOLVING BEACON
26. THE ISOSCELES TROUGH
27. THE SPACE SHUTTLE
28. GONE FISHING
29. THE CLOCK
30. THE TRIANGLE #1
31. THE TRIANGLE #2
32. THE SNOWBALL
33. THE OTHER AIRPLANE
34. YET ANOTHER SHADOW
35. THE BASKETBALL SHADOW
36. MAKING COFFEE

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL PROBLEM

An airplane is flying at an altitude of 9 miles and passes directly over a radar antenna. When the plane is 19 miles from the antenna, the radar detects that the distance is changing at a rate of 250 miles per hour.

(A) What is the planes horizontal (or ground) distance from the antenna?


(B) What is the speed of the plane at that moment?