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3-32.

Jasmin rolled a ball down a very steep ramp and got the distance function , where

*t*is measured in seconds and

*is measured in feet. Sketch a graph of her distance function on your paper. Then, carefully approximate the speed of the ball at*

*seconds. .*

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

*.*

____________ don't forget units!

Find the slope function of *s*(*t*) by finding the IROC at :

1. Evaluate when

*.*

2. Expand and simplify the numerator.

3. Factor out an

*from the numerator.*

4. 'Cancel out' the

*from the fraction.*

can also be found with Power Rule:

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