Two Math Homework Problems That I Need Explained

Here is problem 1:

A rocket is launched from a platform 10 feet from the ground. At its peak, it is 180 feet high and has traveled 100 feet from the base of the platform.

What would the equation be for that? The platform has the coordinates of (0,10)

Problem 2:

A cylinder is inscribed in a sphere, which has the radius 20. Call the height of the cylinder h and the radius of the cylinder r.

A) Make an equation in terms of r.

B) What is the maximum and minimum volumes it can have?

Re: Two Math Homework Problems That I Need Explained

Hey Psyche.

A similar question has been asked before to this about inscribing a cylinder. Did you ask this question previously in this forum?

If not I can try and dig out the thread.

Re: Two Math Homework Problems That I Need Explained

Re: Two Math Homework Problems That I Need Explained

the largest rectangle inscribed in a circle is a square so I would assume that the largest volume cylinder would have a length of 40/rad2 and a radius of 20/rad2. Smallist is a cylinder infinitely thin