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As a log falls in a waterfall, its velocity is in feet per second. The position of the log at time was at the top of the waterfall, feet above sea level. 

  1. Where is the log after second? seconds? seconds?

    You need to find the position function, .

    Antidifferentiate .

    Solve for , by evaluating the given point .

    Check your work:

  2. Where is the log after seconds? This is the position function . What is its relationship to ?

    Refer to the hint in part (a).

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