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A group of engineers is building a parabolic satellite dish whose shape will be formed by rotating the curve y = ax 2 about the y -axis.

A group of engineers is building a parabolic satellite dish whose shape will be formed by rotating the curve y = ax2 about the y-axis. If the dish is to have a 10-ft diameter and a maximum depth of 3ft, find the value of a and the surface area S of the dish. (Round the surface area to two decimal places.)

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Value of a = 3/25 = 0.12 Surface... View the full answer

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