Ben E.

asked • 05/28/20

ferris wheel cosine equation

A Ferris wheel has a diameter of 380 feet and the center of the wheel is 195 feet above the ground. The wheel makes a complete turn every 4 minutes. Write a cosine function to express the height h (in feet) of a passenger on the wheel as a function of time t (in minutes), given that the passenger is at the lowest point on the wheel when t=0 .

1 Expert Answer

By:

Mail E.

Unfortuanately, Janelle is wrong, the right answer should've been: -190 cos (pi/2 t) +195
Report

07/10/21

Janelle S.

tutor
I would love to know how you came to your answer! It looks like you might have used a period of 4 minutes rather than converting to 240 seconds. Please elaborate if you think I did something incorrectly. Thanks, Janelle
Report

07/22/21

Still looking for help? Get the right answer, fast.

Ask a question for free

Get a free answer to a quick problem.
Most questions answered within 4 hours.

OR

Find an Online Tutor Now

Choose an expert and meet online. No packages or subscriptions, pay only for the time you need.