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Jasmin rolled a ball down a very steep ramp and got the distance function s(t) = 2.3t2 , where t is measured in seconds and s(t) is measured in feet. Sketch a graph of her distance function on your paper. Then, carefully approximate the speed of the ball at t = 3 seconds. 3-32 HW eTool (Desmos). Homework Help ✎

The velocity/speed at t = 3 should be the same as the IROC (or slope of the tangent line) at t = 3.

v(3) = 13.8 ____________ don't forget units!

Find the slope function of s(t) by finding the IROC at x = 3:

1. Evaluate when f(x) = s(t) = 2.3t3.
2. Expand and simplify the numerator.
3. Factor out an h from the numerator.
4. 'Cancel out' the h from the fraction.

v(3) can also be found with Power Rule:
s(t) = 2.3t2
v(t) = 4.6t
v(3) = _____________

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