Results 1 to 2 of 2

Math Help - piecewise function problem describing area of figure

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Joined
    Sep 2012
    From
    San Francisco
    Posts
    1

    piecewise function problem describing area of figure

    I'm completly stuck; i don't know where to begin. here's the question : write the piecewise function that describes the shaded area as a function of the height of the water, h.
    here is an attached picture of the figure. http://i48.tinypic.com/im5ldh.jpg
    thank you, help is greatly appreaciated!
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    MHF Contributor
    Joined
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    5,517
    Thanks
    771

    Re: piecewise function problem describing area of figure

    Start by writing the formula for the area when h <= 8 and by reading about the area of a trapezoid. Show your work.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. Replies: 14
    Last Post: October 7th 2011, 09:45 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: May 17th 2011, 06:59 PM
  3. Piecewise function problem.
    Posted in the Pre-Calculus Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: April 27th 2011, 02:15 AM
  4. Piecewise Function problem
    Posted in the Calculus Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: January 24th 2010, 01:31 PM
  5. Describing the function
    Posted in the Calculus Forum
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: January 1st 2009, 06:57 PM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum