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