Find the derivatives of the functions in Exercises 21–46. Keep in mind that it may be convenient to do some preliminary algebra before differentiating.
The required answer is
The given function is
Differentiate both the sides with respect to x, we get,
Every morning Linda takes a thirty-minute jog in Central Park. Suppose her distance s in feet from the oak tree on the north side of the park minutes after she begins her jog is given by the function shown that follows at the left, and suppose she jogs on a straight path leading into the park from the oak tree.
(a) What was the average rate of change of Linda’s distance from the oak tree over the entire thirty-minute jog? What does this mean in real-world terms?
(b) On which ten-minute interval was the average rate of change of Linda’s distance from the oak tree the greatest: the first minutes, the second minutes, or the last minutes?
(c) Use the graph of to estimate Linda’s average velocity during the -minute interval from. What does the sign of this average velocity tell you in real-world terms?
(d) Approximate the times at which Linda’s (instantaneous) velocity was equal to zero. What is the physical significance of these times?
(e) Approximate the time intervals during Linda’s jog that her (instantaneous) velocity was negative. What does a negative velocity mean in terms of this physical example?
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