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Please help me with the following question:
A sculptor commissioned to design a monument for the long reach city council, has chosen a parabolic shape that stand 15m high with supports at 45° as shown in the diagram. For aesthetic reason the sculptor chooses the shape given by the function
Y = 15 - x²
π (pie)
ie. y equals 15 minus x² over π (pie)
Find the length of the support beam marked A. Provide justification for your answer.
so the equation of the line is
setting equal to
so I will solve by completeing the square so we will add to both sides
So this is half the distance from the diagram so if we multiply it by 2 we will get the length of the line.