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    Roller Coaster Max Altitude

    The path traveled by a roller coaster is modeled by the equation
    y = 27 sin 13x + 30. What is the maximum altitude of the roller coaster?

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    Re :

    Quote Originally Posted by magentarita View Post
    The path traveled by a roller coaster is modeled by the equation
    y = 27 sin 13x + 30. What is the maximum altitude of the roller coaster?

    The maximum value of sine is 1 .
    max = 57
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    ok.........

    Quote Originally Posted by mathaddict View Post
    The maximum value of sine is 1 .
    max = 57
    How did you come up with 57 as the answer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by magentarita View Post
    How did you come up with 57 as the answer?

    y = 27 sin 13x + 30
    = 27 (1) + 30
    = 57
    sin function is 1 when max
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    ok.........

    Quote Originally Posted by mathaddict View Post
    y = 27 sin 13x + 30
    = 27 (1) + 30
    = 57
    sin function is 1 when max
    So, 57 = the coefficient of sine + the constant 30.
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