Path Traveled by a Plane The aircraft carrier Tallahassee is traveling at sea on a steady course with a bearing of 30 at 32 mph. Patrol planes on the carrier have enough fuel for 2.6 hr of flight when traveling at a speed of 520 mph. One of the pilots takes off on a bearing of 338 and then turns and heads in a straight line, so as to be able to catch the carrier and land on the deck at the exact instant that his fuel runs out. If the pilot left at 2 p.m., at what time did he turn to head for the carrier? Plane 30 N Carrier 338 2

MATH121 Chaaptter 66 Nootees Lesson 6.1a – Rational Functions N N-1 N-2 M M-1 M-2 F(x)=(ax +bx +cx )÷(dx +ex +fx ) Okay…Sosaythisisafunction.Herearesometipstofindthe verticalandhorizontalasymptotes! Vertical asymptotes: • Ifthehighestexponentinthenumerator(N)isbiggerthanthehighestexponentin thedenominator(M),dividethepolynomials. o Ifyoudivideandthereisnoremainder,therearenoverticalasymptotes. o Ifyoudivideandthereisaremainder,lookattheoriginalfunction,andset thedenominatortozerotosolveforx.Therecanbemultiples. • Ifthereisnoexponentinthenumeratorandthereisavariableinthede