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    Related Rates

    The radius of a circle is increasing. At a certain instant, the rate of increase in the area of the circle is numerically equal to twice the rate of increase in its circumference. What is the radius of the circle at that instant?
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    A = \pi r^2

    \frac{dA}{dt} = 2\pi r \frac{dr}{dt}

    C = 2\pi r

    \frac{dC}{dt} = 2\pi \frac{dr}{dt}

    the rate of increase in the area of the circle is numerically equal to twice the rate of increase in its circumference

    \frac{dA}{dt} = 2\frac{dC}{dt}

    do the substitution and solve for r.
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    Alright..I got r = 2 ?
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