First find the time taken for the diver to fall. Find t when h=0:
to find the rate at which the diver enters the water (speed) differentiate:
Then find the speed for the value of t found:
From a platform tower 10 m high, a diver performs a handstand dive.
His height, h, in metres above the water at t seconds can be modelled by
h(t) = 10 - 4.9t^2. Estimate the rate at which the diver enters the water.
The answer is supposed to be -14m/s i just don't understand how to get to that answer. At first a solution seemed simple, but i got the wrong answer.
Thanks in advanced, Joe