|This box is the first in a series of letterboxes with Calculus clues. Thanks to Z-fan for the idea...|
Students and parents of students should read my introduction to letterboxing before seeking the boxes.
|Although these clues do not use matrices, the graphics calculator simulator for download on this page performs much of the calculus in these clues. Here is a guidebook on how to use the calculator, in which the calculus commands are explained (see chapter 2).|
Start at Walters Dr. and Maple St. in Grafton
1. A particle is moving along the x-axis with position function s(t) = t2 - 8t + 6 for t > 0 sec. Find which direction the particle is moving first, and which direction it is moving second. Facing Walters Dr.(north) with Maple St. going to your left and right, go the direction that the particle is going first. At the next corner go the direction the particle is moving second.
After walking a few blocks, you will see the
park on your left. Go to the park and find the park sign. The park closes at a certain time every
night. Remember this number, then go to the big rock near this sign and contemplate the
meaning of life while solving this problem:
Count the number of triangular platforms here:
Walk over to the NW corner of the nearby court for competitive games. Count the number of rings used in the competitive game available here. B=__________
Put this into the equation y = Bx2
- (2B)x + (B-2).
Then find the value of 9C - 12 = D =_____________
Add your first three bearings together and multiply the result by 3.
Then subtract 218. Let the first two digits be p = _____ (the lower bound) and the
last two digits be q = _____ (the upper bound) for the following problem:
= ________ (Round to
nearest whole number.)
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