(1) A hyperbolic reflector for a radiotelescope has the equation :
If the reflector has a diameter of 20 feet, how deep is it (in feet)?
(2)A nuclear cooling tower is in the shape of a hyperboloid(that is, a hyperbola rotated around its conjugate axis). The equation of the hyperbola is :
If the center of the tower (the narrowest part) is 100 feet above the ground, what is the diameter (in feet) of the circular base?
(3) A semi-elliptical arch in a bridge over a river has a span of 40 feet and a clearance of 12 feet above the water in the middle of the bridge. How much distance (in feet) above the water is there 5 feet from the banks?
PLLLLEEEASSSE help set these up for me.
A point 5' from the bank is 15' away from the origin. Plug in x = 15 into the equation above and solve for y (The negative value is for divers only)