Suppose your local amusement park has a Ferris wheel that is a 500-foot tall. It is 490 feet in diameter

and the wheel takes about 6 minutes to complete one rotation.

Suppose you get on the Ferris wheel at time, t = 0, 10 feet above ground level.

14. Make a table.

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Time

Height

10

15. Sketch a graph that models the situation.

1 rot.

(Sketch 3 cycles, label the scale of the x-axis and y-axis)

6min

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3 cycles

18 min

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16. Write an equation that models the graph (degrees).

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17. How far from ground level will you be at 7 minutes? Are you headed up or down the Ferris

wheel?

18. At what first positive value of time will you be 132 feet above ground level heading down the

Ferris wheel?