8.E: Further Applications of Trigonometry (Exercises)
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8.1: Nonright Triangles: Law of Sines
Verbal
1) Describe the altitude of a triangle.
 Answer

The altitude extends from any vertex to the opposite side or to the line containing the opposite side at a \(90^{\circ}\) angle.
2) Compare right triangles and oblique triangles.
3) When can you use the Law of Sines to find a missing angle?
 Answer

When the known values are the side opposite the missing angle and another side and its opposite angle.
4) In the Law of Sines, what is the relationship between the angle in the numerator and the side in the denominator?
5) What type of triangle results in an ambiguous case?
 Answer

A triangle with two given sides and a nonincluded angle.
Algebraic
For the exercises 610, assume \(\alpha\) is opposite side \(a\), \(\beta\) is opposite side \(b\), and \(\gamma\) is opposite side \(c\). Solve each triangle, if possible. Round each answer to the nearest tenth.
6) \(\alpha =43^{\circ}, \gamma =69^{\circ}, a=20\)
7) \(\alpha =35^{\circ}, \gamma =73^{\circ}, c=20\)
 Answer

\(\beta =72^{\circ}, a\approx 12.0, b\approx 19.9\)
8) \(\alpha =60^{\circ}, \beta =60^{\circ}, \gamma =60^{\circ}\)
9) \(a=4, \alpha =60^{\circ}, \beta =100^{\circ}\)
 Answer

\(\gamma =20^{\circ}, b\approx 4.5, c\approx 1.6\)
10) \(b=10, \beta =95^{\circ}, \gamma =30^{\circ}\)
For the exercises 1113, use the Law of Sines to solve for the missing side for each oblique triangle. Round each answer to the nearest hundredth. Assume that angle \(A\) is opposite side \(a\), angle \(B\) is opposite side \(b\), and angle \(C\) is opposite side \(c\).
11) Find side \(b\) when \(A=37^{\circ}, B=49^{\circ}, c=5\)
 Answer

\(b\approx 3.78\)
12) Find side \(a\) when \(A=132^{\circ}, C=23^{\circ}, b=10\)
13) Find side \(c\) when \(B=37^{\circ}, C=21^{\circ}, b=23\)
 Answer

\(c\approx 13.70\)
For the exercises 1423, assume \(\alpha \) is opposite side \(a\), \(\beta\) is opposite side \(b\), and \(\gamma \) is opposite side \(c\). Determine whether there is no triangle, one triangle, or two triangles. Then solve each triangle, if possible. Round each answer to the nearest tenth.
14) \(\alpha =119^{\circ}, a=14, b=26\)
15) \(\gamma =113^{\circ}, b=10, c=32\)
 Answer

one triangle, \(\alpha \approx 50.3^{\circ}, \beta \approx 16.7^{\circ}, a\approx 26.7\)
16) \(b=3.5, c=5.3, \gamma =80^{\circ}\)
17) \(a=12, c=17, \alpha =35^{\circ}\)
 Answer

two triangles, \(\gamma \approx 54.3^{\circ}, \beta \approx 90.7^{\circ}, b\approx 20.9\) or \(\gamma '\approx 125.7^{\circ}, \beta '\approx 19.3^{\circ}, b'\approx 6.9\)
18) \(a=20.5, b=35.0, \beta =25^{\circ}\)
19) \(a=7, c=9, \alpha =43^{\circ}\)
 Answer

two triangles, \(\beta \approx 75.7^{\circ}, \gamma \approx 61.3^{\circ}, b\approx 9.9\) or \(\beta '\approx 18.3^{\circ}, \gamma '\approx 118.7^{\circ}, b'\approx 3.2\)
20) \(a=7, b=3, \beta =24^{\circ}\)
21) \(b=13, c=5, \gamma =10^{\circ}\)
 Answer

two triangles, \(\alpha \approx 143.2^{\circ}, \beta \approx 26.8^{\circ}, a\approx 17.3\) or \(\alpha '\approx 16.8^{\circ}, \beta '\approx 153.2^{\circ}, a'\approx 8.3\)
22) \(a=2.3, c=1.8, \gamma =28^{\circ}\)
23) \(\beta =119^{\circ}, b=8.2, a=11.3\)
 Answer

no triangle possible
For the exercises 2426, use the Law of Sines to solve, if possible, the missing side or angle for each triangle or triangles in the ambiguous case. Round each answer to the nearest tenth.
24) Find angle \(A\) when \(a=24, b=5, B=22^{\circ}\)
25) Find angle \(A\) when \(a=13, b=6, B=20^{\circ}\)
 Answer

\(A\approx 47.8^{\circ}\) or \(A'\approx 132.2^{\circ}\)
26) Find angle \(B\) when \(A=12^{\circ}, a=2, b=9\)
For the exercises 2730, find the area of the triangle with the given measurements. Round each answer to the nearest tenth.
27) \(a=5, c=6, \beta =35^{\circ}\)
 Answer

\(8.6\)
28) \(b=11, c=8, \alpha =28^{\circ}\)
29) \(a=32, b=24, \gamma =75^{\circ}\)
 Answer

\(370.9\)
30) \(a=7.2, b=4.5, \gamma =43^{\circ}\)
Graphical
For the exercises 3136, find the length of side \(x\). Round to the nearest tenth.
31)
 Answer

\(12.3\)
32)
33)
 Answer

\(12.2\)
34)
35)
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\(16.0\)
36)
For the exercises 37,42 find the measure of angle \(x\), if possible. Round to the nearest tenth.
37)
 Answer

\(29.7^{\circ}\)
38)
39)
 Answer

\(x=76.9^{\circ}\) or \(x=103.1^{\circ}\)
40)
41) Notice that \(x\) is an obtuse angle.
 Answer

\(110.6^{\circ}\)
42)
For the exercises 4349, find the area of each triangle. Round each answer to the nearest tenth.
43)
 Answer

\(A\approx 39.4, C\approx 47.6, BC\approx 20.7\)
44)
45)
 Answer

\(57.1\)
46)
47)
 Answer

\(42.0\)
48)
49)
 Answer

\(430.2\)
Extensions
50) Find the radius of the circle in the Figure below. Round to the nearest tenth.
 Answer

\(10.1\)
52) Find \(m\angle ADC\) in the Figure below. Round to the nearest tenth.
 Answer

\(AD\approx 13.8\)
54) Solve both triangles in the Figure below. Round each answer to the nearest tenth.
 Answer

\(AB\approx 2.8\)
56) Solve the triangle in the Figure below. (Hint: Draw a perpendicular from \(H\) to \(JK\). Round each answer to the nearest tenth.
 Answer

\(L\approx 49.7, N\approx 56.3, LN\approx 5.8\)
58) In the Figure below, \(ABCD\) is not a parallelogram. \(\angle m\) is obtuse. Solve both triangles. Round each answer to the nearest tenth.
RealWorld Applications
59) A pole leans away from the sun at an angle of \(7^{\circ}\) to the vertical, as shown in the Figure below. When the elevation of the sun is \(55^{\circ}\), the pole casts a shadow \(42\) feet long on the level ground. How long is the pole? Round the answer to the nearest tenth.
 Answer

\(51.4\) ft
60) To determine how far a boat is from shore, two radar stations \(500\) feet apart find the angles out to the boat, as shown in the Figure below. Determine the distance of the boat from station \(A\) and the distance of the boat from shore. Round your answers to the nearest whole foot.
 Answer

The distance from the satellite to station \(A\) is approximately \(1716\) miles. The satellite is approximately \(1706\) miles above the ground.
62) A communications tower is located at the top of a steep hill, as shown in the Figure below. The angle of inclination of the hill is \(67^{\circ}\). A guy wire is to be attached to the top of the tower and to the ground, \(165\) meters downhill from the base of the tower. The angle formed by the guy wire and the hill is \(16^{\circ}\). Find the length of the cable required for the guy wire to the nearest whole meter.
 Answer

\(2.6\) ft
64) Similar to an angle of elevation, an angle of depression is the acute angle formed by a horizontal line and an observer’s line of sight to an object below the horizontal. A pilot is flying over a straight highway. He determines the angles of depression to two mileposts, \(6.6\) km apart, to be \(37^{\circ}\) and \(44^{\circ}\) as shown in the Figure below. Find the distance of the plane from point \(A\) to the nearest tenth of a kilometer.
 Answer

\(5.6\) km
66) In order to estimate the height of a building, two students stand at a certain distance from the building at street level. From this point, they find the angle of elevation from the street to the top of the building to be \(39^{\circ}\). They then move \(300\) feet closer to the building and find the angle of elevation to be \(50^{\circ}\). Assuming that the street is level, estimate the height of the building to the nearest foot.
67) In order to estimate the height of a building, two students stand at a certain distance from the building at street level. From this point, they find the angle of elevation from the street to the top of the building to be \(35^{\circ}\). They then move \(250\) feet closer to the building and find the angle of elevation to be \(53^{\circ}\). Assuming that the street is level, estimate the height of the building to the nearest foot.
 Answer

\(371\) ft
68) Points \(A\) and \(B\) are on opposite sides of a lake. Point \(C\) is \(97\) meters from \(A\). The measure of \(\angle BAC\) is determined to be \(101^{\circ}\), and the measure of \(\angle ACB\) is determined to be \(53^{\circ}\). What is the distance from \(A\) to \(B\)$,\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$rounded to the nearest whole meter?
69) A man and a woman standing \(3\dfrac{1}{2}\) miles apart spot a hot air balloon at the same time. If the angle of elevation from the man to the balloon is \(27^{\circ}\), and the angle of elevation from the woman to the balloon is \(41^{\circ}\), find the altitude of the balloon to the nearest foot.
 Answer

\(5936\) ft
70) Two search teams spot a stranded climber on a mountain. The first search team is \(0.5\) miles from the second search team, and both teams are at an altitude of \(1\) mile. The angle of elevation from the first search team to the stranded climber is \(15^{\circ}\). The angle of elevation from the second search team to the climber is \(22^{\circ}\). What is the altitude of the climber? Round to the nearest tenth of a mile.
71) A street light is mounted on a pole. A \(6\)foottall man is standing on the street a short distance from the pole, casting a shadow. The angle of elevation from the tip of the man’s shadow to the top of his head of \(28^{\circ}\). A \(6\)foottall woman is standing on the same street on the opposite side of the pole from the man. The angle of elevation from the tip of her shadow to the top of her head is \(28^{\circ}\). If the man and woman are \(20\) feet apart, how far is the street light from the tip of the shadow of each person? Round the distance to the nearest tenth of a foot.
 Answer

\(24.1\) ft
72) Three cities, \(A\), \(B\), and \(C\), are located so that city \(A\) is due east of city \(B\). If city \(C\) is located \(35^{\circ}\) west of north from city \(B\) and is \(100\) miles from city \(A\) and \(70\) miles from city \(B\), how far is city \(A\) from city \(B\)? Round the distance to the nearest tenth of a mile.
73) Two streets meet at an \(80^{\circ}\) angle. At the corner, a park is being built in the shape of a triangle. Find the area of the park if, along one road, the park measures \(180\) feet, and along the other road, the park measures \(215\) feet.
 Answer

\(19,056\) ft^{2}
74) Brian’s house is on a corner lot. Find the area of the front yard if the edges measure \(40\) and \(56\) feet, as shown in the Figure below.
75) The Bermuda triangle is a region of the Atlantic Ocean that connects Bermuda, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Find the area of the Bermuda triangle if the distance from Florida to Bermuda is \(1030\) miles, the distance from Puerto Rico to Bermuda is \(980\) miles, and the angle created by the two distances is \(62^{\circ}\).
 Answer

\(445,624\) square miles
76) A yield sign measures \(30\) inches on all three sides. What is the area of the sign?
77) Naomi bought a modern dining table whose top is in the shape of a triangle. Find the area of the table top if two of the sides measure \(4\) feet and \(4.5\) feet, and the smaller angles measure \(32^{\circ}\) and \(42^{\circ}\), as shown in the Figure below.
 Answer

\(8.65\) ft^{2}
8.2: Nonright Triangles  Law of Cosines
Verbal
1) If you are looking for a missing side of a triangle, what do you need to know when using the Law of Cosines?
 Answer

two sides and the angle opposite the missing side.
2) If you are looking for a missing angle of a triangle, what do you need to know when using the Law of Cosines?
3) Explain what \(s\) represents in Heron’s formula.
 Answer

\(s\) is the semiperimeter, which is half the perimeter of the triangle.
4) Explain the relationship between the Pythagorean Theorem and the Law of Cosines.
5) When must you use the Law of Cosines instead of the Pythagorean Theorem?
 Answer

The Law of Cosines must be used for any oblique (nonright) triangle.
Algebraic
For the exercises 615, assume \(\alpha \) is opposite side \(a\), \(\beta \) is opposite side \(b\), and \(\gamma \) is opposite side \(c\). If possible, solve each triangle for the unknown side. Round to the nearest tenth.
6) \(\gamma =41.2^{\circ}, a=2.49, b=3.13\)
7) \(\alpha =120^{\circ}, b=6, c=7\)
 Answer

\(11.3\)
8) \(\beta =58.7^{\circ}, a=10.6, c=15.7\)
9) \(\alpha =115^{\circ}, a=18, b=23\)
 Answer

\(34.7\)
10) \(\alpha =119^{\circ}, a=26, b=14\)
11) \(\gamma =113^{\circ}, b=10, c=32\)
 Answer

\(26.7\)
12) \(\beta =67^{\circ}, a=49, b=38\)
13) \(\alpha =43.1^{\circ}, a=184.2, b=242.8\)
 Answer

\(257.4\)
14) \(\alpha =36.6^{\circ}, a=186.2, b=242.2\)
15) \(\beta =50^{\circ}, a=105, b=45\)
 Answer

not possible
For the exercises 1620, use the Law of Cosines to solve for the missing angle of the oblique triangle. Round to the nearest tenth.
16) \(a=42, b=19, c=30\); find angle \(A\).
17) \(a=14, b=13, c=20\); find angle \(C\).
 Answer

\(95.5^{\circ}\)
18) \(a=16, b=31, c=20\); find angle \(B\).
19) \(a=13, b=22, c=28\); find angle \(A\).
 Answer

\(26.9^{\circ}\)
20) \(a=108, b=132, c=160\); find angle \(C\).
For the exercises 2126, solve the triangle. Round to the nearest tenth.
21) \(A=35^{\circ}, b=8, c=11\)
 Answer

\(B\approx 45.9^{\circ}, C\approx 99.1^{\circ}, a\approx 6.4\)
22) \(B=88^{\circ}, a=4.4, c=5.2\)
23) \(C=121^{\circ}, a=21, b=37\)
 Answer

\(A\approx 20.6^{\circ}, B\approx 38.4^{\circ}, c\approx 51.1\)
24) \(a=13, b=11, c=15\)
25) \(a=3.1, b=3.5, c=5\)
 Answer

\(A\approx 37.8^{\circ}, B\approx 43.8^{\circ}, C\approx 98.4\)
26) \(a=51, b=25, c=29\)
For the exercises 27,31 use Heron’s formula to find the area of the triangle. Round to the nearest hundredth.
27) Find the area of a triangle with sides of length \(18\) in, \(21\) in, and \(32\) in. Round to the nearest tenth.
 Answer

\(177.56\) in^{2}
28) Find the area of a triangle with sides of length \(20\) cm, \(26\) cm, and \(37\) cm. Round to the nearest tenth.
29) \(a=\dfrac{1}{2}\) m, \(b=\dfrac{1}{3}\) m, \(c=\dfrac{1}{4}\) m
 Answer

\(0.04\) m^{2}
30) \(a=12.4\) ft, \(b=13.7\) ft, \(c=20.2\) ft
31) \(a=1.6\) yd, \(b=2.6\) yd, \(c=4.1\) yd
 Answer

\(0.91\) yd^{2}
Graphical
For the exercises 3237, find the length of side \(x\). Round to the nearest tenth.
32)
33)
 Answer

\(3.0\)
34)
35)
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\(29.1\)
36)
37)
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\(0.5\)
For the exercises 3841, find the measurement of angle \(A\)
38)
39)
 Answer

\(70.7^{\circ}\)
40)
41)
 Answer

\(77.4^{\circ}\)
42) Find the measure of each angle in the triangle shown in the Figure below. Round to the nearest tenth.
For the exercises 4346, solve for the unknown side. Round to the nearest tenth.
43)
 Answer

\(25.0\)
44)
45)
 Answer

\(9.3\)
46)
For the exercises 4751, find the area of the triangle. Round to the nearest hundredth.
47)
 Answer

\(43.52\)
48)
49)
 Answer

\(1.41\)
50)
51)
 Answer

\(0.14\)
Extensions
52) A parallelogram has sides of length \(16\) units and \(10\) units. The shorter diagonal is \(12\) units. Find the measure of the longer diagonal.
53) The sides of a parallelogram are \(11\) feet and \(17\) feet. The longer diagonal is \(22\) feet. Find the length of the shorter diagonal.
 Answer

\(18.3\)
54) The sides of a parallelogram are \(28\) centimeters and \(40\) centimeters. The measure of the larger angle is\(100^{\circ}\). Find the length of the shorter diagonal.
55) A regular octagon is inscribed in a circle with a radius of \(8\) inches. (See Figure below.) Find the perimeter of the octagon.
 Answer

\(48.98\)
56) A regular pentagon is inscribed in a circle of radius \(12\) cm. (See Figure below.) Find the perimeter of the pentagon. Round to the nearest tenth of a centimeter.
For the exercises 5758, suppose that \(x^2=25+3660\cos(52)\) represents the relationship of three sides of a triangle and the cosine of an angle.
57) Draw the triangle.
 Answer
58) Find the length of the third side.
For the exercises 5961, find the area of the triangle.
59)
 Answer

\(7.62\)
60)
61)
 Answer

\(85.1\)
RealWorld Applications
62) A surveyor has taken the measurements shown in the Figure below. Find the distance across the lake. Round answers to the nearest tenth.
 Answer

\(24.0\) km
64) An airplane flies \(220\) miles with a heading of \(40^{\circ}\), and then flies \(180\) miles with a heading of \(170^{\circ}\). How far is the plane from its starting point, and at what heading? Round answers to the nearest tenth.
65) A \(113\)foot tower is located on a hill that is inclined \(34^{\circ}\) to the horizontal, as shown in the Figure below. A guywire is to be attached to the top of the tower and anchored at a point \(98\) feet uphill from the base of the tower. Find the length of wire needed.
 Answer

\(99.9\) ft
66) Two ships left a port at the same time. One ship traveled at a speed of \(18\) miles per hour at a heading of \(320^{\circ}\). The other ship traveled at a speed of \(22\) miles per hour at a heading of \(194^{\circ}\). Find the distance between the two ships after \(10\) hours of travel.
67) The graph in the Figure below represents two boats departing at the same time from the same dock. The first boat is traveling at \(18\) miles per hour at a heading of \(327^{\circ}\) and the second boat is traveling at \(4\) miles per hour at a heading of \(60^{\circ}\). Find the distance between the two boats after \(2\) hours.
 Answer

\(37.3\) miles
68) A triangular swimming pool measures \(40\) feet on one side and \(65\) feet on another side. These sides form an angle that measures \(50^{\circ}\). How long is the third side (to the nearest tenth)?
69) A pilot flies in a straight path for \(1\) hour \(30\) min. She then makes a course correction, heading \(10^{\circ}\) to the right of her original course, and flies \(2\) hours in the new direction. If she maintains a constant speed of \(680\) miles per hour, how far is she from her starting position?
 Answer

\(2371\) miles
70) Los Angeles is \(1,744\) miles from Chicago, Chicago is \(714\) miles from New York, and New York is \(2,451\) miles from Los Angeles. Draw a triangle connecting these three cities, and find the angles in the triangle.
71) Philadelphia is \(140\) miles from Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C. is \(442\) miles from Boston, and Boston is \(315\) miles from Philadelphia. Draw a triangle connecting these three cities and find the angles in the triangle.
 Answer
72) Two planes leave the same airport at the same time. One flies at \(20^{\circ}\) east of north at \(500\) miles per hour. The second flies at \(30^{\circ}\) east of south at \(600\) miles per hour. How far apart are the planes after \(2\) hours?
73) Two airplanes take off in different directions. One travels \(300\) mph due west and the other travels \(25^{\circ}\) north of west at \(420\) mph. After \(90\) minutes, how far apart are they, assuming they are flying at the same altitude?
 Answer

\(599.8\) miles
74) A parallelogram has sides of length \(15.4\) units and \(9.8\) units. Its area is \(72.9\) square units. Find the measure of the longer diagonal.
75) The four sequential sides of a quadrilateral have lengths \(4.5\) cm, \(7.9\) cm, \(9.4\) cm, and \(12.9\) cm. The angle between the two smallest sides is \(117^{\circ}\). What is the area of this quadrilateral?
 Answer

\(65.4\) cm^{2}
76) The four sequential sides of a quadrilateral have lengths \(5.7\) cm, \(7.2\) cm, \(9.4\) cm, and \(12.8\) cm. The angle between the two smallest sides is \(106^{\circ}\). What is the area of this quadrilateral?
77) Find the area of a triangular piece of land that measures \(30\) feet on one side and \(42\) feet on another; the included angle measures \(132^{\circ}\). Round to the nearest whole square foot.
 Answer

\(468\) ft^{2}
78) Find the area of a triangular piece of land that measures \(110\) feet on one side and \(250\) feet on another; the included angle measures \(85^{\circ}\). Round to the nearest whole square foot.
8.3: Polar Coordinates
Verbal
1) How are polar coordinates different from rectangular coordinates?
 Answer

For polar coordinates, the point in the plane depends on the angle from the positive \(x\)axis and distance from the origin, while in Cartesian coordinates, the point represents the horizontal and vertical distances from the origin. For each point in the coordinate plane, there is one representation, but for each point in the polar plane, there are infinite representations
2) How are the polar axes different from the \(x\) and \(y\)axes of the Cartesian plane?
3) Explain how polar coordinates are graphed.
 Answer

Determine \(\theta \) for the point, then move \(r\) units from the pole to plot the point. If \(r\) is negative, move \(r\) units from the pole in the opposite direction but along the same angle. The point is a distance of \(r\) away from the origin at an angle of \(\theta \) from the polar axis.
4) How are the points \(\left ( 3,\dfrac{\pi }{2} \right )\) and \(\left ( 3,\dfrac{\pi }{2} \right )\) related?
5) Explain why the points \(\left ( 3,\dfrac{\pi }{2} \right )\) and \(\left ( 3,\dfrac{\pi }{2} \right )\) are the same.
 Answer

The point \(\left ( 3,\dfrac{\pi }{2} \right )\) has a positive angle but a negative radius and is plotted by moving to an angle of \(\dfrac{\pi }{2}\) and then moving \(3\) units in the negative direction. This places the point \(3\) units down the negative \(y\)axis. The point \(\left ( 3,\dfrac{\pi }{2} \right )\) has a negative angle and a positive radius and is plotted by first moving to an angle of \(\dfrac{\pi }{2}\) and then moving \(3\) units down, which is the positive direction for a negative angle. The point is also \(3\) units down the negative \(y\)axis.
Algebraic
For the exercises 610, convert the given polar coordinates to Cartesian coordinates with \(r>0\) and \(0\leq \theta \leq 2\pi\). Remember to consider the quadrant in which the given point is located when determining \(\theta \) for the point.
6) \(\left ( 7,\dfrac{7\pi }{6} \right )\)
7) \((5,\pi )\)
 Answer

\((5,0)\)
8) \(\left ( 6,\dfrac{\pi }{4} \right )\)
9) \(\left ( 3,\dfrac{\pi }{6} \right )\)
 Answer

\(\left ( \dfrac{3\sqrt{3}}{2},\dfrac{3}{2} \right )\)
10) \(\left ( 4,\dfrac{7\pi }{4} \right )\)
For the exercises 1115, convert the given Cartesian coordinates to polar coordinates with \(r>0\) and \(0\leq \theta \leq 2\pi\). Remember to consider the quadrant in which the given point is located.
11) \((4,2)\)
 Answer

\((2\sqrt{5},0.464)\)
12) \((4,6)\)
13) \((3,5)\)
 Answer

\((\sqrt{34},5.253)\)
14) \((10,13)\)
15) \((8,8)\)
 Answer

\(\left(8\sqrt{2},\dfrac{\pi }{4}\right)\)
For the exercises 1627, convert the given Cartesian equation to a polar equation.
16) \(x=3\)
17) \(y=4\)
 Answer

\(r=4\csc \theta \)
18) \(y=4x^2\)
19) \(y=2x^4\)
 Answer

\(r=\sqrt[3]{\dfrac{\sin \theta }{2\cos ^4\theta }}\)
20) \(x^2 + y^2 = 4y\)
21) \(x^2 + y^2 = 3x\)
 Answer

\(r=3\cos \theta \)
22) \(x^2  y^2 = x\)
23) \(x^2  y^2 = 3y\)
 Answer

\(r=\dfrac{3\sin \theta }{\cos (2\theta )}\)
24) \(x^2 + y^2 = 9\)
25) \(x^2 = 9y\)
 Answer

\(r=\dfrac{9\sin \theta }{\cos ^2\theta }\)
26) \(y^2 = 9x\)
27) \(9xy = 1\)
 Answer

\(r=\sqrt{\dfrac{1}{9\cos \theta \sin \theta }}\)
For the exercises 2839, convert the given polar equation to a Cartesian equation. Write in the standard form of a conic if possible, and identify the conic section represented.
28) \(r=3\sin \theta\)
29) \(r=4\cos \theta\)
 Answer

\(x^2 + y^2 =4x\) or \(\dfrac{(x2)^2}{4} + \dfrac{y^2}{4} = 1\); circle
30) \(r = \dfrac{4}{\sin \theta +7\cos \theta }\)
31) \(r = \dfrac{6}{\cos \theta +3\sin \theta }\)
 Answer

\(3y+x=6\); line
32) \(r=2\sec \theta\)
33) \(r=3\csc \theta\)
 Answer

\(y=3\); line
34) \(r = \sqrt{r\cos \theta +2}\)
35) \(r^2 = 4\sec \theta \csc \theta\)
 Answer

\(xy=4\); hyperbola
36) \(r =4\)
37) \(r^2 = 4\)
 Answer

\(x^2 + y^2 =4\); circle
38) \(r = \dfrac{1}{4\cos \theta  3\sin \theta }\)
39) \(r = \dfrac{3}{\cos \theta  5\sin \theta }\)
 Answer

\(x5y=3\); line
Graphical
For the exercises 4044, find the polar coordinates of the point.
40)
41)
 Answer

\(\left (3,\dfrac{3\pi }{4} \right )\)
42)
43)
 Answer

\((5,\pi )\)
44)
For the exercises 4554, plot the points.
45) \(\left (2,\dfrac{\pi }{3} \right )\)
 Answer
46) \(\left (1,\dfrac{\pi }{2} \right )\)
47) \(\left (3.5,\dfrac{7\pi }{4} \right )\)
 Answer
48) \(\left (4,\dfrac{\pi }{3} \right )\)
49) \(\left (5,\dfrac{\pi }{2} \right )\)
 Answer
50) \(\left (4,\dfrac{5\pi }{4} \right )\)
51) \(\left (3,\dfrac{5\pi }{6} \right )\)
 Answer
52) \(\left (1.5,\dfrac{7\pi }{6} \right )\)
53) \(\left (2,\dfrac{\pi }{4} \right )\)
 Answer
54) \(\left (1,\dfrac{3\pi }{2} \right )\)
For the exercises 5561, convert the equation from rectangular to polar form and graph on the polar axis.
55) \(5xy = 6\)
 Answer

\(r = \dfrac{6}{5\cos \theta  \sin \theta }\)
56) \(2x + 7y = 3\)
57) \(x^2 + (y1)^2 = 1\)
 Answer

\(r = 2\sin \theta \)
58) \((x+2)^2+(y+3)^2=13\)
59) \(x = 2\)
 Answer

\(r = \dfrac{2}{\cos \theta }\)
60) \(x^2 + y^2 =5y\)
61) \(x^2 + y^2 =3x\)
 Answer

\(r = 3\cos \theta \)
For the exercises 6268, convert the equation from polar to rectangular form and graph on the rectangular plane.
62) \(r = 6\)
63) \(r = 4\)
 Answer

\(x^2 + y^2 =16\)
64) \(\theta = \dfrac{2\pi }{3}\)
65) \(\theta = \dfrac{\pi }{4}\)
 Answer

\(y=x\)
66) \(r = \sec \theta \)
67) \(r = 10\sin \theta \)
 Answer

\(x^2 + (y+5)^2 = 25\)
68) \(r = 3\cos \theta \)
Technology
69) Use a graphing calculator to find the rectangular coordinates of \(\left (2,\dfrac{\pi }{5} \right )\)$.\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$Round to the nearest thousandth.
 Answer

\((1.618,1.176)\)
70) Use a graphing calculator to find the rectangular coordinates of \(\left (3,\dfrac{3\pi }{7} \right )\). Round to the nearest thousandth.
71) Use a graphing calculator to find the polar coordinates of \((7,8)\) in degrees. Round to the nearest thousandth.
 Answer

\((10.630,131.186^{\circ})\)
72) Use a graphing calculator to find the polar coordinates of \((3,4)\) in degrees. Round to the nearest hundredth.
73) Use a graphing calculator to find the polar coordinates of \((2,0)\) in degrees. Round to the nearest hundredth.
 Answer

\((2,3.14)\) or \((2,\pi )\)
Extensions
74) Describe the graph of \(r=a\sec \theta \); \(a>0\).
75) Describe the graph of \(r=a\sec \theta \); \(a<0\).
 Answer

A vertical line with \(a\) units left of the \(y\)axis.
76) Describe the graph of \(r=a\csc \theta \); \(a>0\).
77) Describe the graph of \(r=a\csc \theta \); \(a<0\).
 Answer

A horizontal line with \(a\) units below the \(x\)axis.
78) What polar equations will give an oblique line?
For the exercises 7984, graph the polar inequality.
79) \(r<4\)
 Answer
80) \(0\leq \theta \leq \dfrac{\pi }{4}\)
81) \(\theta = \dfrac{\pi }{4}, r\geq 2\)
 Answer
82) \(\theta = \dfrac{\pi }{4}, r\geq 3\)
83) \(0\leq \theta \leq \dfrac{\pi }{3}, r<2\)
 Answer
84) \(\dfrac{\pi }{6} < \theta \leq \dfrac{\pi }{3}, 3<r<2\)
8.4: Polar Coordinates  Graphs
Verbal
1) Describe the three types of symmetry in polar graphs, and compare them to the symmetry of the Cartesian plane.
 Answer

Symmetry with respect to the polar axis is similar to symmetry about the \(x\)axis, symmetry with respect to the pole is similar to symmetry about the origin, and symmetric with respect to the line \(\theta = \dfrac{\pi }{2}\) is similar to symmetry about the \(y\)axis.
2) Which of the three types of symmetries for polar graphs correspond to the symmetries with respect to the \(x\)axis, \(y\)axis, and origin?
3) What are the steps to follow when graphing polar equations?
 Answer

Test for symmetry; find zeros, intercepts, and maxima; make a table of values. Decide the general type of graph, cardioid, limaçon, lemniscate, etc., then plot points at \(\theta = 0\), \(\dfrac{\pi }{2}\), \(\pi \), and \(\dfrac{3\pi }{2}\) and sketch the graph.
4) Describe the shapes of the graphs of cardioids, limaçons, and lemniscates.
5) What part of the equation determines the shape of the graph of a polar equation?
 Answer

The shape of the polar graph is determined by whether or not it includes a sine, a cosine, and constants in the equation.
Graphical
For the exercises 615, test the equation for symmetry.
6) \(r=5\cos 3\theta\)
7) \(r=33\cos \theta\)
 Answer

symmetric with respect to the polar axis
8) \(r=3+2\sin \theta\)
9) \(r=3\sin 2\theta\)
 Answer

symmetric with respect to the polar axis, symmetric with respect to the line \(\theta = \dfrac{\pi }{2}\)$,$ symmetric with respect to the pole
10) \(r=4\)
11) \(r=2\theta \)
 Answer

no symmetry
12) \(r=4\cos \dfrac{\theta }{2}\)
13) \(r=\dfrac{2}{\theta }\)
 Answer

no symmetry
14) \(r=3\sqrt{1\cos ^2\theta }\)
15) \(r=\sqrt{5\sin 2\theta }\)
 Answer

symmetric with respect to the pole
For the exercises 1643, graph the polar equation. Identify the name of the shape.
16) \(r=3\cos \theta\)
17) \(r=4\sin \theta\)
 Answer

circle
18) \(r=2+2\cos \theta\)
19) \(r=22\cos \theta\)
 Answer

cardioid
20) \(r=55\sin \theta\)
21) \(r=3+3\sin \theta\)
 Answer

cardioid
22) \(r=3+2\sin \theta\)
23) \(r=7+4\sin \theta\)
 Answer

oneloop/dimpled limaçon
24) \(r=4+3\cos \theta\)
25) \(r=5+4cos \theta\)
 Answer

oneloop/dimpled limaçon
26) \(r=10+9\cos \theta\)
27) \(r=1+3\sin \theta\)
 Answer

inner loop/ twoloop limaçon
28) \(r=2+5\sin \theta\)
29) \(r=5+7\sin \theta\)
 Answer

inner loop/ twoloop limaçon
30) \(r=2+4\cos \theta\)
31) \(r=5+6\cos \theta\)
 Answer

inner loop/ twoloop limaçon
32) \(r^2=36\cos (2\theta )\)
33) \(r^2=10\cos (2\theta )\)
 Answer

lemniscate
34) \(r^2=4\sin (2\theta )\)
35) \(r^2=10\sin (2\theta )\)
 Answer

lemniscate
36) \(r=3\sin (2\theta )\)
37) \(r=3\cos (2\theta )\)
 Answer

rose curve
38) \(r=5\sin (3\theta )\)
39) \(r=4\sin (4\theta )\)
 Answer

rose curve
40) \(r=4\sin (5\theta )\)
41) \(r=\theta\)
 Answer

Archimedes’ spiral
42) \(r=2\theta\)
43) \(r=3\theta\)
 Answer

Archimedes’ spiral
Technology
For the exercises 4453, use a graphing calculator to sketch the graph of the polar equation.
44) \(r=\dfrac{1}{\theta }\)
45) \(r=\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{\theta }}\)
 Answer
46) \(r=2\sin \theta \tan \theta\), a cissoid
47) \(r=2\sqrt{1\sin ^2\theta }\), a hippopede
 Answer
48) \(r=5+\cos (4\theta )\)
49) \(r=2\sin (2\theta )\)
 Answer
50) \(r=\theta ^2\)
51) \(r=\theta +1\)
 Answer
52) \(r=\theta \sin \theta\)
53) \(r=\theta \cos \theta\)
 Answer
For the exercises 5463, use a graphing utility to graph each pair of polar equations on a domain of \([0,4\pi ]\)and then explain the differences shown in the graphs.
54) \(r=\theta ,r=\theta\)
55) \(r=\theta ,r=\theta +\sin \theta\)
 Answer

They are both spirals, but not quite the same.
56) \(r=\sin \theta +\theta ,r=\sin \theta \theta\)
57) \(r=2\sin \left (\dfrac{\theta }{2} \right ),r=\theta \sin \left (\dfrac{\theta }{2} \right )\)
 Answer

Both graphs are curves with \(2\) loops. The equation with a coefficient of \(\theta \) has two loops on the left, the equation with a coefficient of \(2\) has two loops side by side. Graph these from \(0\) to \(4\pi \) to get a better picture.
58) \(r=\sin (\cos (3\theta )),r=\sin (3\theta )\)
59) On a graphing utility, graph \(r=\sin \left (\dfrac{16}{5}\theta \right )\) on \([0,4\pi ]\), \([0,8\pi ]\), \([0,12\pi ]\) and \([0,16\pi ]\)$.\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$Describe the effect of increasing the width of the domain.
 Answer

When the width of the domain is increased, more petals of the flower are visible.
60) On a graphing utility, graph and sketch \(r=\sin \theta + \left(\sin \left(\dfrac{5}{2}\theta \right) \right)^3\) on \([0,4\pi ]\).
61) On a graphing utility, graph each polar equation. Explain the similarities and differences you observe in the graphs. \[\begin{align*} r_1 &= 3\sin(3\theta )\\ r_2 &= 2\sin(3\theta )\\ r_3 &= \sin(3\theta ) \end{align*}\]
 Answer

The graphs are threepetal, rose curves. The larger the coefficient, the greater the curve’s distance from the pole.
62) On a graphing utility, graph each polar equation. Explain the similarities and differences you observe in the graphs. \[\begin{align*} r_1 &= 3+3\cos(\theta )\\ r_2 &= 2+2\cos(\theta )\\ r_3 &= 1+\cos(\theta ) \end{align*}\]
63) On a graphing utility, graph each polar equation. Explain the similarities and differences you observe in the graphs. \[\begin{align*} r_1 &= 3\theta \\ r_2 &= 2\theta \\ r_3 &= \theta \end{align*}\]
 Answer

The graphs are spirals. The smaller the coefficient, the tighter the spiral.
Extensions
For the exercises 6472, draw each polar equation on the same set of polar axes, and find the points of intersection.
64) \(r_1=3+2\sin \theta , r_2=2\)
65) \(r_1=64\cos \theta , r_2=4\)
 Answer

\(\left ( 4,\dfrac{\pi }{3} \right ), \left ( 4,\dfrac{5\pi }{3} \right )\)
66) \(r_1=1+\sin \theta , r_2=3\sin \theta\)
67) \(r_1=1+\cos \theta , r_2=3\cos \theta\)
 Answer

\(\left ( \dfrac{3}{2},\dfrac{\pi }{3} \right ), \left ( \dfrac{3}{2},\dfrac{5\pi }{3} \right )\)
68) \(r_1=\cos (2\theta ), r_2=\sin (2\theta )\)
69) \(r_1=\sin ^2(2\theta ), r_2=1\cos (4\theta )\)
 Answer

\(\left ( 0,\dfrac{\pi }{2} \right ), (0,\pi ), \left ( 0,\dfrac{3\pi }{2} \right ), (0,2\pi )\)
70) \(r_1=\sqrt{3}, r_2=2\sin (\theta )\)
71) \(r_1^2=\sin \theta , r_2^2=\cos \theta\)
 Answer

\(\left ( \dfrac{\sqrt[4]{8}}{2},\dfrac{\pi }{4} \right )\), \(\left ( \dfrac{\sqrt[4]{8}}{2},\dfrac{5\pi }{4} \right )\), and at \(\theta =\dfrac{3\pi }{4}\), \(\dfrac{7\pi }{4}\) since \(r\) is squared
72) \(r_1=1+\cos \theta , r_2=1\sin \theta\)
8.5: Polar Form of Complex Numbers
Verbal
1) A complex number is \(a+bi\). Explain each part.
 Answer

\(a\) is the real part, \(b\) is the imaginary part, and \(i=\sqrt{1}\)
2) What does the absolute value of a complex number represent?
3) How is a complex number converted to polar form?
 Answer

Polar form converts the real and imaginary part of the complex number in polar form using \(x=r\cos \theta\) and \(y=r\sin \theta\).
4) How do we find the product of two complex numbers?
5) What is De Moivre’s Theorem and what is it used for?
 Answer

\(z^n=r^n(\cos (n\theta )+i\sin (n\theta ))\)
It is used to simplify polar form when a number has been raised to a power.
Algebraic
For the exercises 611, find the absolute value of the given complex number.
6) \(5+3i\)
7) \(7+i\)
 Answer

\(5\sqrt{2}\)
8) \(33i\)
9) \(\sqrt{2}6i\)
 Answer

\(\sqrt{38}\)
10) \(2i\)
11) \(2.23.1i\)
 Answer

\(\sqrt{14.45}\)
For the exercises 1216, write the complex number in polar form.
12) \(2+2i\)
13) \(84i\)
 Answer

\(4\sqrt{5}\mathbf{cis}(333.4^{\circ})\)
14) \(\dfrac{1}{2}\dfrac{1}{2}i\)
15) \(\sqrt{3}+i\)
 Answer

\(2\mathbf{cis}\left ( \dfrac{\pi }{6} \right )\)
16) \(3i\)
For the exercises 1722, convert the complex number from polar to rectangular form.
17) \(z=7\mathbf{cis}\left ( \dfrac{\pi }{6} \right )\)
 Answer

\(\dfrac{7\sqrt{3}}{2}+i\dfrac{7}{2}\)
18) \(z=2\mathbf{cis}\left ( \dfrac{\pi }{3} \right )\)
19) \(z=4\mathbf{cis}\left ( \dfrac{7\pi }{6} \right )\)
 Answer

\(2\sqrt{3}2i\)
20) \(z=7\mathbf{cis}(25^{\circ})\)
21) \(z=3\mathbf{cis}(240^{\circ})\)
 Answer

\(1.5i\dfrac{3\sqrt{3}}{2}\)
22) \(z=\sqrt{2}\mathbf{cis}(100^{\circ})\)
For the exercises 2328, find \(z_1 z_2\) in polar form.
23) \(z_1=2\sqrt{3}\mathbf{cis}(116^{\circ}); z_2=2\mathbf{cis}(82^{\circ})\)
 Answer

\(4\sqrt{3}\mathbf{cis}(198^{\circ})\)
24) \(z_1=\sqrt{2}\mathbf{cis}(205^{\circ}); z_2=2\sqrt{2}\mathbf{cis}(118^{\circ})\)
25) \(z_1=3\mathbf{cis}(120^{\circ}); z_2=\dfrac{1}{4}\mathbf{cis}(60^{\circ})\)
 Answer

\(\dfrac{3}{4}\mathbf{cis}(180^{\circ})\)
26) \(z_1=3\mathbf{cis} \left(\dfrac{\pi }{4} \right); z_2=5\mathbf{cis}\left(\dfrac{\pi }{6} \right)\)
27) \(z_1=\sqrt{5}\mathbf{cis} \left(\dfrac{5\pi }{8} \right); z_2=\sqrt{15}\mathbf{cis}\left(\dfrac{\pi }{12} \right)\)
 Answer

\(5\sqrt{3}\mathbf{cis} \left(\dfrac{17\pi }{24} \right)\)
28) \(z_1=4\mathbf{cis} \left(\dfrac{\pi }{2} \right); z_2=2\mathbf{cis}\left(\dfrac{\pi }{4} \right)\)
For the exercises 29,34 find \(\dfrac{z_1}{z_2}\) in polar form.
29) \(z_1=21\mathbf{cis}(135^{\circ}); z_2=3\mathbf{cis}(65^{\circ})\)
 Answer

\(7\mathbf{cis}(70^{\circ})\)
30) \(z_1=\sqrt{2}\mathbf{cis}(90^{\circ}); z_2=2\mathbf{cis}(60^{\circ})\)
31) \(z_1=15\mathbf{cis}(120^{\circ}); z_2=3\mathbf{cis}(40^{\circ})\)
 Answer

\(5\mathbf{cis}(80^{\circ})\)
32) \(z_1=6\mathbf{cis} \left(\dfrac{\pi }{3} \right); z_2=2\mathbf{cis}\left(\dfrac{\pi }{4} \right)\)
33) \(z_1=5\sqrt{2}\mathbf{cis} (\pi ); z_2=\sqrt{2}\mathbf{cis}\left(\dfrac{2\pi }{3} \right)\)
 Answer

\(5\mathbf{cis} \left(\dfrac{\pi }{3} \right)\)
34) \(z_1=2\mathbf{cis} \left(\dfrac{3\pi }{5} \right); z_2=3\mathbf{cis}\left(\dfrac{\pi }{4} \right)\)
For the exercises 3540, find the powers of each complex number in polar form.
35) Find \(z^3\) when \(z=5\mathbf{cis} (45^{\circ})\).
 Answer

\(125\mathbf{cis} (135^{\circ})\)
36) Find \(z^4\) when \(z=2\mathbf{cis} (70^{\circ})\).
37) Find \(z^2\) when \(z=3\mathbf{cis} (120^{\circ})\).
 Answer

\(9\mathbf{cis} (240^{\circ})\)
38) Find \(z^2\) when \(z=4\mathbf{cis}\left(\dfrac{\pi }{4} \right)\).
39) Find \(z^4\) when \(z=\mathbf{cis}\left(\dfrac{3\pi }{16} \right)\).
 Answer

\(\mathbf{cis}\left(\dfrac{3\pi }{4} \right) \)
40) Find \(z^3\) when \(z=3\mathbf{cis}\left(\dfrac{5\pi }{3} \right)\).
For the exercises 4145, evaluate each root.
41) Evaluate the cube root of \(z\) when \(z=27\mathbf{cis} (240^{\circ})\).
 Answer

\(3\mathbf{cis}(80^{\circ}), 3\mathbf{cis}(200^{\circ}), 3\mathbf{cis}(320^{\circ})\)
42) Evaluate the square root of \(z\) when \(z=16\mathbf{cis} (100^{\circ})\).
43) Evaluate the cube root of \(z\) when \(z=32\mathbf{cis} \left(\dfrac{2\pi }{3} \right)\).
 Answer

\(2\sqrt[3]{4}\mathbf{cis} \left(\dfrac{2\pi }{9} \right), 2\sqrt[3]{4}\mathbf{cis} \left(\dfrac{8\pi }{9} \right), 2\sqrt[3]{4}\mathbf{cis} \left(\dfrac{14\pi }{9} \right)\)
44) Evaluate the square root of \(z\) when \(z=32\mathbf{cis} (\pi )\).
45) Evaluate the cube root of \(z\) when \(z=8\mathbf{cis} \left(\dfrac{7\pi }{4} \right)\).
 Answer

\(2\sqrt{2}\mathbf{cis} \left(\dfrac{7\pi }{8} \right), 2\sqrt{2}\mathbf{cis} \left(\dfrac{15\pi }{8} \right)\)
Graphical
For the exercises 4655, plot the complex number in the complex plane.
46) \(2+4i\)
47) \(33i\)
 Answer
48) \(54i\)
49) \(15i\)
 Answer
50) \(3+2i\)
51) \(2i\)
 Answer
52) \(4\)
53) \(62i\)
 Answer
54) \(2+i\)
55) \(14i\)
 Answer
Technology
For the exercises 56, find all answers rounded to the nearest hundredth.
56) Use the rectangular to polar feature on the graphing calculator to change \(5+5i\) to polar form.
57) Use the rectangular to polar feature on the graphing calculator to change \(32i\) to polar form.
 Answer

\(3.61e^{0.59i}\)
58) Use the rectangular to polar feature on the graphing calculator to change \(38i\) to polar form.
59) Use the polar to rectangular feature on the graphing calculator to change \(4\mathbf{cis} (120^{\circ})\) to rectangular form.
 Answer

\(2+3.46i\)
60) Use the polar to rectangular feature on the graphing calculator to change \(2\mathbf{cis} (45^{\circ})\) to rectangular form.
61) Use the polar to rectangular feature on the graphing calculator to change \(5\mathbf{cis} (210^{\circ})\) to rectangular form.
 Answer

\(4.332.50i\)
8.6: Parametric Equations
Verbal
1) What is a system of parametric equations?
 Answer

A pair of functions that is dependent on an external factor. The two functions are written in terms of the same parameter. For example, \(x=f(t)\) and \(y=f(t)\).
2) Some examples of a third parameter are time, length, speed, and scale. Explain when time is used as a parameter.
3) Explain how to eliminate a parameter given a set of parametric equations.
 Answer

Choose one equation to solve for \(t\), substitute into the other equation and simplify.
4) What is a benefit of writing a system of parametric equations as a Cartesian equation?
5) What is a benefit of using parametric equations?
 Answer

Some equations cannot be written as functions, like a circle. However, when written as two parametric equations, separately the equations are functions.
6) Why are there many sets of parametric equations to represent on Cartesian function?
Algebraic
For the exercises 725, eliminate the parameter \(t\) to rewrite the parametric equation as a Cartesian equation.
7) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 5t\\ & y(t)= 82t \end{cases}\)
 Answer

\(y=2+2x\)
8) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 63t\\ & y(t)= 10t \end{cases}\)
9) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 2t+1\\ & y(t)= 3\sqrt{t} \end{cases}\)
 Answer

\(y=3\sqrt{\dfrac{x1}{2}}\)
10) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 3t1\\ & y(t)= 2t^2 \end{cases}\)
11) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 2e^t\\ & y(t)= 15t \end{cases}\)
 Answer

\(x=2e^{\tfrac{1y}{5}}\) or \(y=15\ln \left ( \dfrac{x}{2} \right )\)
12) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= e^{2t}\\ & y(t)= 2e^{t} \end{cases}\)
13) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 4\log (t)\\ & y(t)= 3+2t \end{cases}\)
 Answer

\(x=4\log \left ( \dfrac{y3}{2} \right )\)
14) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= \log (2t)\\ & y(t)= \sqrt{t1} \end{cases}\)
15) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= t^3t\\ & y(t)= 2t \end{cases}\)
 Answer

\(x=\left ( \dfrac{y}{2} \right )^3\dfrac{y}{2}\)
16) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= tt^4\\ & y(t)= t+2 \end{cases}\)
17) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= e^{2t}\\ & y(t)= e^{6t} \end{cases}\)
 Answer

\(y=x^3\)
18) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= t^{5}\\ & y(t)= t^{10} \end{cases}\)
19) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 4\cos t\\ & y(t)= 5\sin t \end{cases}\)
 Answer

\(\left ( \dfrac{x}{4} \right )^2+\left ( \dfrac{y}{5} \right )^2=1\)
20) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 3\sin t\\ & y(t)= 6\cos t \end{cases}\)
21) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 2\cos ^2t\\ & y(t)= \sin t \end{cases}\)
 Answer

\(y^2=1\dfrac{1}{2}x\)
22) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= \cos t+4\\ & y(t)= 2\sin ^2t \end{cases}\)
23) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= t1\\ & y(t)= t^2 \end{cases}\)
 Answer

\(y=x^2+2x+1\)
24) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= t\\ & y(t)= t^3+1 \end{cases}\)
25) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 2t1\\ & y(t)= t^32 \end{cases}\)
 Answer

\(y=\left ( \dfrac{x+1}{2} \right )^3  2\)
For the exercises 2629, rewrite the parametric equation as a Cartesian equation by building an \(xy\) table.
26) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 2t1\\ & y(t)= t+4 \end{cases}\)
27) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 4t\\ & y(t)= 3t+2 \end{cases}\)
 Answer

\(y=3x+14\)
28) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 2t1\\ & y(t)= 5t \end{cases}\)
29) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 4t1\\ & y(t)= 4t+2 \end{cases}\)
 Answer

\(y=x+3\)
For the exercises 3033, parameterize (write parametric equations for) each Cartesian equation by setting \(x(t)=t\) or by setting \(y(t)=t\).
30) \(y(x)=3x^2 + 3\)
31) \(y(x)=2\sin x + 1\)
 Answer

\(\begin{cases} & x(t)= t\\ & y(t)= 2\sin t + 1 \end{cases}\)
32) \(x(y)=3\log (y)+y\)
33) \(x(y)=\sqrt{y}+2y\)
 Answer

\(\begin{cases} & x(t)= \sqrt{t}+2t\\ & y(t)= t \end{cases}\)
For the exercises 3441, parameterize (write parametric equations for) each Cartesian equation by using \(x(t)=a\cos t\) and \(y(t)=b\sin t\). Identify the curve.
34) \(\dfrac{x^2}{4}+\dfrac{x^2}{9}=1\)
35) \(\dfrac{x^2}{16}+\dfrac{x^2}{36}=1\)
 Answer

\(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 4\cos t\\ & y(t)= 6\sin t \end{cases}; \text{Ellipse}\)
36) \(x^2 + y^2 = 16\)
37) \(x^2 + y^2 = 10\)
 Answer

\(\begin{cases} & x(t)= \sqrt{10}\cos t\\ & y(t)= \sqrt{10}\sin t \end{cases}; \text{Circle}\)
38) Parameterize the line from \((3,0)\) to \((2,5)\) so that the line is at \((3,0)\) at \(t=0\), and at \((2,5)\) at \(t=1\).
39) Parameterize the line from \((1,0)\) to \((3,2)\) so that the line is at \((1,0)\) at \(t=0\), and at \((3,2)\) at \(t=1\).
 Answer

\(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 1+4t\\ & y(t)= 2t \end{cases}\)
40) Parameterize the line from \((1,5)\) to \((2,3)\) so that the line is at \((1,5)\) at \(t=0\), and at \((2,3)\) at \(t=1\).
41) Parameterize the line from \((4,1)\) to \((6,2)\) so that the line is at \((4,1)\) at \(t=0\), and at \((6,2)\) at \(t=1\).
 Answer

\(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 4+2t\\ & y(t)= 13t \end{cases}\)
Technology
For the exercises 4243, use the table feature in the graphing calculator to determine whether the graphs intersect.
42) \(\begin{cases} & x_1(t)= 3t\\ & y_1(t)= 2t1 \end{cases}\; \; \text{and}\; \; \begin{cases} & x_2(t)= t+3\\ & y_2(t)= 4t4 \end{cases}\)
43) \(\begin{cases} & x_1(t)= t^2\\ & y_1(t)= 2t1 \end{cases}\; \; \text{and}\; \; \begin{cases} & x_2(t)= t+6\\ & y_2(t)= t+1 \end{cases}\)
 Answer

yes, at \(t=2\)
For the exercises 4446, use a graphing calculator to complete the table of values for each set of parametric equations.
44) \(\begin{cases} & x_1(t)= 3t^23t+7\\ & y_1(t)= 2t+3 \end{cases}\)
\(t\)  \(x\)  \(y\) 

1  
0  
1 
45) \(\begin{cases} & x_1(t)= t^24\\ & y_1(t)= 2t^21 \end{cases}\)
\(t\)  \(x\)  \(y\) 

1  
2  
3 
 Answer

\(t\) \(x\) \(y\) 1 3 1 2 0 7 3 5 17
46) \(\begin{cases} & x_1(t)= t^4\\ & y_1(t)= t^3+4 \end{cases}\)
\(t\)  \(x\)  \(y\) 

1  
0  
1  
2 
Extensions
47) Find two different sets of parametric equations for \(y=(x+1)^2\).
 Answer

answers may vary: \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= t1\\ & y(t)= t^2 \end{cases}\; \; \text{and}\; \; \begin{cases} & x(t)= t+1\\ & y(t)= (t+2)^2 \end{cases}\)
48) Find two different sets of parametric equations for \(y=3x2\).
49) Find two different sets of parametric equations for \(y=x^24x+4\).
 Answer

answers may vary: \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= t\\ & y(t)= t^24t+4 \end{cases}\; \; \text{and}\; \; \begin{cases} & x(t)= t+2\\ & y(t)= t^2 \end{cases}\)
8.7: Parametric Equations  Graphs
Verbal
1) What are two methods used to graph parametric equations?
 Answer

plotting points with the orientation arrow and a graphing calculator
2) What is one difference in pointplotting parametric equations compared to Cartesian equations?
3) Why are some graphs drawn with arrows?
 Answer

The arrows show the orientation, the direction of motion according to increasing values of \(t\).
4) Name a few common types of graphs of parametric equations.
5) Why are parametric graphs important in understanding projectile motion?
 Answer

The parametric equations show the different vertical and horizontal motions over time.
Graphical
For the exercises 611, graph each set of parametric equations by making a table of values. Include the orientation on the graph.
6) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= t\\ & y(t)= t^21 \end{cases}\)
\(t\)  \(x\)  \(y\) 

3  
2  
7) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= t1\\ & y(t)= t^2 \end{cases}\)
\(t\)  3  2  1  0  1  2 

\(x\)  
\(y\) 
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8) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 2+t\\ & y(t)= 32t \end{cases}\)
\(t\)  2  1  0  1  2  3 

\(x\)  
\(y\) 
9) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 22t\\ & y(t)= 3+t \end{cases}\)
\(t\)  3  2  1  0  1 

\(x\)  
\(y\) 
 Answer
10) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= t^3\\ & y(t)= t+2 \end{cases}\)
\(t\)  2  1  0  1  2 

\(x\)  
\(y\) 
11) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= t^2\\ & y(t)= t+3 \end{cases}\)
\(t\)  2  1  0  1  2 

\(x\)  
\(y\) 
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For the exercises 1222, sketch the curve and include the orientation.
12) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= t\\ & y(t)= \sqrt{t} \end{cases}\)
13) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= \sqrt{t}\\ & y(t)= t \end{cases}\)
 Answer
14) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 5\left  t \right \\ & y(t)= t+2 \end{cases}\)
15) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= t+2\\ & y(t)= 5\left  t \right  \end{cases}\)
 Answer
16) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 4\sin t\\ & y(t)= 2\cos t \end{cases}\)
17) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 2\sin t\\ & y(t)= 4\cos t \end{cases}\)
 Answer
18) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 3\cos ^2t\\ & y(t)= 3\sin t \end{cases}\)
19) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 3\cos ^2t\\ & y(t)= 3\sin ^2t \end{cases}\)
 Answer
20) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= \sec t\\ & y(t)= \tan t \end{cases}\)
21) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= \sec t\\ & y(t)= \tan ^2t \end{cases}\)
 Answer
22) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= \dfrac{1}{e^{2t}}\\ & y(t)= e^{t} \end{cases}\)
For the exercises 2327, graph the equation and include the orientation. Then, write the Cartesian equation.
23) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= t1\\ & y(t)= t^2 \end{cases}\)
 Answer
24) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= t^3\\ & y(t)= t+3 \end{cases}\)
25) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 2\cos t\\ & y(t)= \sin t \end{cases}\)
 Answer
26) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 7\cos t\\ & y(t)= 7\sin t \end{cases}\)
27) \(\begin{cases} & x(t)= e^{2t}\\ & y(t)= e^{t} \end{cases}\)
 Answer
For the exercises 2833, graph the equation and include the orientation.
28) \(x=t^2, y = 3t, 0\leq t\leq 5\)
29) \(x=2t, y = t^2, 5\leq t\leq 5\)
 Answer
30) \(x=t, y=\sqrt{25t^2}, 0<t\leq 5\)
31) \(x(t)=t,y(t)=\sqrt{t}, t\geq 0\)
 Answer
32) \(x=2\cos t, y=6\sin t, 0\leq t\leq \pi\)
33) \(x=\sec t, y=\tan t, \dfrac{\pi }{2}< t< \dfrac{\pi }{2}\)
 Answer
For the exercises 3441, use the parametric equations for integers \(a\) and \(b\): \[\begin{align*} x(t) &= a\cos ((a+b)t)\\ y(t) &= a\cos ((ab)t) \end{align*} \nonumber\]
34) Graph on the domain \([\pi ,0]\), where \(a=2\) and \(b=1\), and include the orientation.
35) Graph on the domain \([\pi ,0]\), where \(a=3\) and \(b=2\), and include the orientation.
 Answer
36) Graph on the domain \([\pi ,0]\), where \(a=4\) and \(b=3\), and include the orientation.
37) Graph on the domain \([\pi ,0]\), where \(a=5\) and \(b=4\), and include the orientation.
 Answer
38) If \(a\) is \(1\) more than \(b\), describe the effect the values of \(a\) and \(b\) have on the graph of the parametric equations.
39) Describe the graph if \(a=100\) and \(b=99\)
 Answer

There will be \(100\) backandforth motions.
40) What happens if \(b\) $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$is \(1\) more than \(a\)? Describe the graph.
41) If the parametric equations \(x(t)=t^2\) and \(y(t)=63t\) have the graph of a horizontal parabola opening to the right, what would change the direction of the curve?
 Answer

Take the opposite of the \(x(t)\) equation.
For the exercises 4246, describe the graph of the set of parametric equations.
42) \(x(t)=t^2\) and \(y(t)\) is linear
43) \(y(t)=t^2\) and \(x(t)\) is linear
 Answer

The parabola opens up.
44) \(y(t)=t^2\) and \(x(t)\) is linear
45) Write the parametric equations of a circle with center \((0,0)\)$,$radius \(5\), and a counterclockwise orientation.
 Answer

\(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 5\cos t\\ & y(t)= 5\sin t \end{cases}\)
46) Write the parametric equations of an ellipse with center \((0,0)\)$,$major axis of length \(10\), minor axis of length \(6\), and a counterclockwise orientation.
For the exercises 4752, use a graphing utility to graph on the window \([3,3]\) by \([3,3]\) on the domain \([0,2\pi )\) for the following values of
47) \(a=1,b=2\)
 Answer
48) \(a=2, b=1\)
49) \(a=3, b=3\)
 Answer
50) \(a=5, b=5\)
51) \(a=2, b=5\)
 Answer
52) \(a=5, b=2\)
Technology
For the exercises 5356, look at the graphs that were created by parametric equations of the form \[\begin{cases} & x(t)= a\cos (bt)\\ & y(t)= c\sin (dt) \end{cases} \nonumber\]Use the parametric mode on the graphing calculator to find the values of \(a, b, c \), and \(d\) to achieve each graph.
53)
 Answer

\(a=4, b=3, c=6, d=1\)
54)
55)
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\(a=4, b=2, c=3, d=3\)
56)
For the exercises 5762, use a graphing utility to graph the given parametric equations.
\[\begin{cases} & x(t)= \cos t1\\ & y(t)= \sin t+t \end{cases} \nonumber\]
\[\begin{cases} & x(t)= \cos t+t\\ & y(t)= \sin t1 \end{cases} \nonumber\]
\[\begin{cases} & x(t)= t\sin t\\ & y(t)= \cos t1 \end{cases} \nonumber\]
57) Graph all three sets of parametric equations on the domain \([0,2\pi ]\).
 Answer
58) Graph all three sets of parametric equations on the domain \([0,4\pi]\).
59) Graph all three sets of parametric equations on the domain \([4\pi ,6\pi]\).
 Answer
60) The graph of each set of parametric equations appears to “creep” along one of the axes. What controls which axis the graph creeps along?
61) Explain the effect on the graph of the parametric equation when we switched \(\sin t\) and \(\cos t\).
 Answer

The \(y\)intercept changes.
62) Explain the effect on the graph of the parametric equation when we changed the domain.
Extensions
63) An object is thrown in the air with vertical velocity of \(20\) ft/s and horizontal velocity of \(15\) ft/s. The object’s height can be described by the equation \(y(t)=16t^2+20t\), while the object moves horizontally with constant velocity \(15\) ft/s. Write parametric equations for the object’s position, and then eliminate time to write height as a function of horizontal position.
 Answer

\(y(x)=16\left ( \dfrac{x}{15} \right )^2+20\left ( \dfrac{x}{15} \right )\)
64) A skateboarder riding on a level surface at a constant speed of \(9\) ft/s throws a ball in the air, the height of which can be described by the equation \(y(t)=16t^2+10t+5\). Write parametric equations for the ball’s position, and then eliminate time to write height as a function of horizontal position.
For the exercises 6569, use this scenario: A dart is thrown upward with an initial velocity of \(65\) ft/s at an angle of elevation of \(52^{\circ}\). Consider the position of the dart at any time \(t\). Neglect air resistance.
65) Find parametric equations that model the problem situation.
 Answer

\(\begin{cases} & x(t)= 64t\cos (52^{\circ})\\ & y(t)= 16t^2+64t\sin (52^{\circ}) \end{cases}\)
66) Find all possible values of \(x\) that represent the situation.
67) When will the dart hit the ground?
 Answer

approximately \(3.2\) seconds
68) Find the maximum height of the dart.
69) At what time will the dart reach maximum height?
 Answer

\(1.6\) seconds
For the exercises 7073, look at the graphs of each of the four parametric equations. Although they look unusual and beautiful, they are so common that they have names, as indicated in each exercise. Use a graphing utility to graph each on the indicated domain.
70) \(\text{An epicycloid}\begin{cases} & x(t)= 14\cos t\cos (14t)\\ & y(t)= 14\sin t+\sin (14t) \end{cases}\; \; \text{on the domain }[0,2\pi ]\)
71) \(\text{An hypocycloid}\begin{cases} & x(t)= 6\sin t+2\sin (6t)\\ & y(t)= 6\cos t2\cos (6t) \end{cases}\; \; \text{on the domain }[0,2\pi ]\)
 Answer
72) \(\text{An hypotrochoid}\begin{cases} & x(t)= 2\sin t+5\cos (6t)\\ & y(t)= 5\cos t2\sin (6t) \end{cases}\; \; \text{on the domain }[0,2\pi ]\)
73) \(\text{A rose}\begin{cases} & x(t)= 5\sin (2t)\sin t\\ & y(t)= 5\sin (2t)\cos t \end{cases}\; \; \text{on the domain }[0,2\pi ]\)
 Answer
8.8: Vectors
Verbal
1) What are the characteristics of the letters that are commonly used to represent vectors?
 Answer

lowercase, bold letter, usually \(u, v, w\)
2) How is a vector more specific than a line segment?
3) What are \(i\) and \(j\), and what do they represent?
 Answer

They are unit vectors. They are used to represent the horizontal and vertical components of a vector. They each have a magnitude of \(1\).
4) What is component form?
5) When a unit vector is expressed as \(\left \langle a,b \right \rangle\) which letter is the coefficient of the \(i\) and which the \(j\)?
 Answer

The first number always represents the coefficient of the \(i\) and the second represents the \(j\).
Algebraic
6) Given a vector with initial point \((5,2)\) and terminal point \((1,3)\), find an equivalent vector whose initial point is \((0,0)\). Write the vector in component form \(\left \langle a,b \right \rangle\).
7) Given a vector with initial point \((4,2)\) and terminal point \((3,3)\), find an equivalent vector whose initial point is \((0,0)\). Write the vector in component form \(\left \langle a,b \right \rangle\).
 Answer

\(\left \langle 7,5 \right \rangle\)
8) Given a vector with initial point \((7,1)\) and terminal point \((1,7)\), find an equivalent vector whose initial point is \((0,0)\). Write the vector in component form \(\left \langle a,b \right \rangle\).
For the exercises 915, determine whether the two vectors \(u\) and \(v\) are equal, where \(u\) has an initial point \(P_1\) and a terminal point \(P_2\) and \(v\) has an initial point \(P_3\) and a terminal point \(P_4\).
9) \(P_1=(5,1), P_2=(3,2), P_3=(1,3), P4=(9,−4)\)
 Answer

not equal
10) \(P_1=(2,3), P_2=(5,1), P_3=(6,1), P_4=(9,3)\)
11) \(P_1=(1,1), P_2=(4,5), P_3=(10,6), P_4=(13,12)\)
 Answer

equal
12) \(P_1=(3,7), P_2=(2,1), P_3=(1,2), P_4=(1,4)\)
13) \(P_1=(8,3), P_2=(6,5), P_3=(11,8), P4=(9,10)\)
 Answer

equal
14) Given initial point \(P_1=(3,1)\) and terminal point \(P_2=(5,2)\), write the vector \(v\) in terms of \(i\) and \(j\).
15) Given initial point \(P_1=(6,0)\) and terminal point \(P_2=(1,3)\), write the vector \(v\) in terms of \(i\) and \(j\).
 Answer

\(7i3j\)
For the exercises 1617, use the vectors \(u = i+5j, v = 2i3j, w = 4ij\)
16) Find \(u+(vw)\)
17) Find \(4v+2u\)
 Answer

\(6i2j\)
For the exercises 1821, use the given vectors to compute \(u + v, u  v, 2u  3v\)
18) \(u=\left \langle 2,3 \right \rangle, v=\left \langle 1,5 \right \rangle\)
19) \(u=\left \langle 3,4 \right \rangle, v=\left \langle 2,1 \right \rangle\)
 Answer

\(u+v=\left \langle 5,5 \right \rangle,uv=\left \langle 1,3 \right \rangle,2u3v=\left \langle 0,5 \right \rangle\)
20) Let \(v = 4i + 3j\). Find a vector that is half the length and points in the same direction as \(v\).
21) Let \(v = 5i + 2j\). Find a vector that is twice the length and points in the opposite direction as \(v\).
 Answer

\(10i4j\)
For the exercises 2227, find a unit vector in the same direction as the given vector.
22) \(a = 3i + 4j\)
23) \(b = 2i + 5j\)
 Answer

\(\dfrac{2\sqrt{29}}{29}i+\dfrac{5\sqrt{29}}{29}j\)
24) \(c = 10i  j\)
25) \(d=\dfrac{1}{3}i+\dfrac{5}{2}j\)
 Answer

\(\dfrac{2\sqrt{229}}{229}i+\dfrac{15\sqrt{229}}{229}j\)
26) \(u = 100i + 200j\)
27) \(u = 14i + 2j\)
 Answer

\(\dfrac{7\sqrt{2}}{10}i+\dfrac{\sqrt{2}}{10}j\)
For the exercises 2835, find the magnitude and direction of the vector,
28) \(\left \langle 0,4 \right \rangle\)
29) \(\left \langle 6,5 \right \rangle\)
 Answer

\(\left  v \right =7.810, \theta =39.806^{\circ}\)
30) \(\left \langle 2,5 \right \rangle\)
31) \(\left \langle 4,6 \right \rangle\)
 Answer

\(\left  v \right =7.211, \theta =236.310^{\circ}\)
32) Given \(u = 3i − 4j\) and \(v = −2i + 3j\), calculate \(u\cdot v\).
33) Given \(u = −i − j\) and \(v = i + 5j\), calculate \(u\cdot v\).
 Answer

\(6\)
34) Given \(u=\left \langle 2,4 \right \rangle\) and \(v=\left \langle 3,1 \right \rangle\)$,\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$calculate \(u\cdot v\).
35) Given \(u=\left \langle 1,6 \right \rangle\) and \(v=\left \langle 6,1 \right \rangle\) $,$calculate \(u\cdot v\).
 Answer

\(12\)
Graphical
For the exercises 36,38 given \(v\), draw \(v\), \(3v\), and \(\dfrac{1}{2}v\).
36) \(\left \langle 2,1 \right \rangle\)
37) \(\left \langle 1,4 \right \rangle\)
 Answer
38) \(\left \langle 3,2 \right \rangle\)
For the exercises 3941, use the vectors shown to sketch \(u + v\), \(u − v\), and \(2u\).
39)
 Answer
40)
41)
 Answer
For the exercises 4243, use the vectors shown to sketch \(2u + v\).
42)
43)
 Answer
For the exercises 4445, use the vectors shown to sketch \(u − 3v\).
44)
45)
 Answer
For the exercises 4647, write the vector shown in component form.
46)
47)
 Answer

\(\left \langle 4,1 \right \rangle\)
48) Given initial point \(P_1=(2,1\) and terminal point \(P_2=(1,2)\) $,\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$write the vector \(v\) in terms of \(i\) and \(j\), then draw the vector on the graph.
49) Given initial point \(P_1=(4,1\) and terminal point \(P_2=(3,2)\) , write the vector \(v\) in terms of \(i\) and \(j\). Draw the points and the vector on the graph.
 Answer

\(v=7i+3j\)
50) Given initial point \(P_1=(3,3\) and terminal point \(P_2=(3,3)\) , write the vector \(v\) in terms of \(i\) and \(j\). Draw the points and the vector on the graph.
Extensions
For the exercises 5154, use the given magnitude and direction in standard position, write the vector in component form.
51) \(\left  v \right =6, \theta =45^{\circ}\)
 Answer

\(3\sqrt{2}i+3\sqrt{2}j\)
52) \(\left  v \right =8, \theta =220^{\circ}\)
53) \(\left  v \right =2, \theta =300^{\circ}\)
 Answer

\(i\sqrt{3}j\)
54) \(\left  v \right =5, \theta =135^{\circ}\)
55) A \(60\)pound box is resting on a ramp that is inclined \(12^{\circ}\). Rounding to the nearest tenth,
 Find the magnitude of the normal (perpendicular) component of the force.
 Find the magnitude of the component of the force that is parallel to the ramp.
 Answer

 \(58.7\)
 \(12.5\)
56) A \(25\)pound box is resting on a ramp that is inclined \(8^{\circ}\). Rounding to the nearest tenth,
 Find the magnitude of the normal (perpendicular) component of the force.
 Find the magnitude of the component of the force that is parallel to the ramp.
57) Find the magnitude of the horizontal and vertical components of a vector with magnitude \(8\) pounds pointed in a direction of \(27^{\circ}\) above the horizontal. Round to the nearest hundredth.
 Answer

\(x=7.13\) pounds, \(y=3.63\) pounds
58) Find the magnitude of the horizontal and vertical components of the vector with magnitude \(4\) pounds pointed in a direction of \(127^{\circ}\) above the horizontal. Round to the nearest hundredth.
59) Find the magnitude of the horizontal and vertical components of a vector with magnitude \(5\) pounds pointed in a direction of \(55^{\circ}\) above the horizontal. Round to the nearest hundredth.
 Answer

\(x=2.87\) pounds, \(y=4.10\) pounds
60) Find the magnitude of the horizontal and vertical components of the vector with magnitude \(1\) pound pointed in a direction of \(8^{\circ}\) above the horizontal. Round to the nearest hundredth.
RealWorld Applications
61) A woman leaves home and walks \(3\) miles west, then \(2\) miles southwest. How far from home is she, and in what direction must she walk to head directly home?
 Answer

\(4.635\) miles, \(17.764^{\circ}\) N of E
62) A boat leaves the marina and sails \(6\) miles north, then \(2\) miles northeast. How far from the marina is the boat, and in what direction must it sail to head directly back to the marina?
63) A man starts walking from home and walks \(4\) miles east, \(2\) miles southeast, \(5\) miles south, \(4\) miles southwest, and \(2\) miles east. How far has he walked? If he walked straight home, how far would he have to walk?
 Answer

\(17\) miles, \(10.318\) miles
64) A woman starts walking from home and walks \(4\) miles east, \(7\) miles southeast, \(6\) miles south, \(5\) miles southwest, and \(3\) miles east. How far has she walked? If she walked straight home, how far would she have to walk?
65) A man starts walking from home and walks \(3\) miles at \(20^{\circ}\) north of west, then \(5\) miles at \(10^{\circ}\) west of south, then \(4\) miles at \(15^{\circ}\) north of east. If he walked straight home, how far would he have to the walk, and in what direction?
 Answer

Distance: \(2.868\), Direction: \(86.474^{\circ}\) North of West, or \(3.526^{\circ}\) West of North
66) A woman starts walking from home and walks \(6\) miles at \(40^{\circ}\) north of east, then \(2\) miles at \(15^{\circ}\) east of south, then \(5\) miles at \(30^{\circ}\) south of west. If she walked straight home, how far would she have to walk, and in what direction?
67) An airplane is heading north at an airspeed of \(600\) km/hr, but there is a wind blowing from the southwest at \(80\) km/hr. How many degrees off course will the plane end up flying, and what is the plane’s speed relative to the ground?
 Answer

\(4.924^{\circ}\), 659 km/hr
68) An airplane is heading north at an airspeed of \(500\) km/hr, but there is a wind blowing from the northwest at \(50\) km/hr. How many degrees off course will the plane end up flying, and what is the plane’s speed relative to the ground?
69) An airplane needs to head due north, but there is a wind blowing from the southwest at \(60\) km/hr. The plane flies with an airspeed of \(550\) km/hr. To end up flying due north, how many degrees west of north will the pilot need to fly the plane?
 Answer

\(4.424^{\circ}\)
70) An airplane needs to head due north, but there is a wind blowing from the northwest at \(80\) km/hr. The plane flies with an airspeed of \(500\) km/hr. To end up flying due north, how many degrees west of north will the pilot need to fly the plane?
71) As part of a video game, the point \((5,7)\) is rotated counterclockwise about the origin through an angle of \(35^{\circ}\). Find the new coordinates of this point.
 Answer

\((0.081,8.602)\)
72) As part of a video game, the point \((7,3)\) is rotated counterclockwise about the origin through an angle of \(40^{\circ}\). Find the new coordinates of this point.
73) Two children are throwing a ball back and forth straight across the back seat of a car. The ball is being thrown \(10\) mph relative to the car, and the car is traveling \(25\) mph down the road. If one child doesn't catch the ball, and it flies out the window, in what direction does the ball fly (ignoring wind resistance)?
 Answer

\(21.801^{\circ}\), relative to the car’s forward direction
74) Two children are throwing a ball back and forth straight across the back seat of a car. The ball is being thrown \(8\) mph relative to the car, and the car is traveling \(45\) mph down the road. If one child doesn't catch the ball, and it flies out the window, in what direction does the ball fly (ignoring wind resistance)?
75) A \(50\)pound object rests on a ramp that is inclined \(19^{\circ}\). Find the magnitude of the components of the force parallel to and perpendicular to (normal) the ramp to the nearest tenth of a pound.
 Answer

parallel: \(16.28\), perpendicular: \(47.28\) pounds
76) Suppose a body has a force of \(10\) pounds acting on it to the right, \(25\) pounds acting on it upward, and \(5\) pounds acting on it \(45^{\circ}\) from the horizontal. What single force is the resultant force acting on the body?
77) Suppose a body has a force of \(10\) pounds acting on it to the right, \(25\) pounds acting on it ─\(135^{\circ}\) from the horizontal, and \(5\) pounds acting on it directed \(150^{\circ}\) from the horizontal. What single force is the resultant force acting on the body?
 Answer

\(19.35\) pounds, \(231.54^{\circ}\) from the horizontal
78) The condition of equilibrium is when the sum of the forces acting on a body is the zero vector. Suppose a body has a force of \(2\) pounds acting on it to the right, \(5\) pounds acting on it upward, and \(3\) pounds acting on it \(45^{\circ}\) from the horizontal. What single force is needed to produce a state of equilibrium on the body?
79) Suppose a body has a force of \(3\) pounds acting on it to the left, \(4\) pounds acting on it upward, and \(2\) pounds acting on it \(30^{\circ}\) from the horizontal. What single force is needed to produce a state of equilibrium on the body? Draw the vector.
 Answer

\(5.1583\) pounds, \(75.8^{\circ}\) from the horizontal
Contributors and Attributions
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