Two microphones, I mile apart, record an explosion. Microphone A receives the sound 2 seconds beforemicrophone B. Find the equation of the hyperbola that represents the position of where the explosion occurred (Use 1 mile = 5280 feet and that sound travels at 1100feet per second).
(2 seconds x (1100 ft/sec) x (1 mile/5280 ft)) = 5/12 miles
2a = (5/12)
a = 5/24
Using the equation (y^2)/(a^2) - (x^2)/(b^2) I determined:
(y^2)/((5/12)^2) - (x^2)/(b^2)
I'm not sure what to do beyond this point and I'm not even sure if I've taken the right steps. Let me know if anything needs clarification.