Baiden G.

asked • 01/30/20

Related Rates with shadows

On a morning of a day when the sun will pass directly​ overhead, the shadow of a 72​-ft building on level ground is 30 ft​ long, as shown in the figure. At the moment in​ question, the angle theta the sun makes with the ground is increasing at the rate of 0.24degrees​/min. At what rate is the shadow​ decreasing? Express your answer in​ in./min. (Remember to use​ radians.)

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