# During a chemical reaction ? calc help

• March 22nd 2011, 06:31 PM
dillonq3
During a chemical reaction ? calc help
During a chemical reaction , the mass in grams of a compound being formed is modeled by the function M(t) = 5.8t /3t+1.9t^2 , where t is the time after the start of the reaction in seconds . What is the rate of change of the mass after 5 secs

Do i find the velocity of acceleration?

thanks
• March 22nd 2011, 06:40 PM
skeeter
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Originally Posted by dillonq3
During a chemical reaction , the mass in grams of a compound being formed is modeled by the function M(t) = 5.8t /3t+1.9t^2 , where t is the time after the start of the reaction in seconds . What is the rate of change of the mass after 5 secs

Do i find the velocity of acceleration?

thanks

this is not a motion problem ... it's just asking for $M'(5)$
• March 22nd 2011, 06:40 PM
Miss
You want to calculate $M'(5)$