A large room contains twospeakers that are 3 meters apart. The sound intensity of one speaker is twice that of the other, as shown in the figure. (To print an enlarged copy of thegraph, select the MathGraph button.) Suppose the listener is free to move aboutthe room to find those positions that receive equal amounts of sound from bothspeakers. Such a location satisfies two conditions: (1) the sound intensity at the listenerís position is directly proportional to the sound level of a source, and (2) the sound intensity is inversely proportional to the square ofthe distance from the source.
(a) Find the points on the x-axis that receive equal amounts of sound from both speakers.
(b) Find and graph the equationof all locations where one could stand and receive equal amounts of sound from bothspeakers.
The Answer to (a) is : x= -3 + 18^(1/2)=1.2426 AND x= -3 - 18^(1/2)= -7.2426
The Answer to (b) is: (x+3)2 + y2=18
This is what I have done so far, but I never get the right answer:
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have been working on it for hours, trying different things, but after all that work, I feel as if I had done nothing wrong even though the back of the book says otherwise.