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FIRE! CALL 9-1-1!

A fireboat in the harbor is helping put out a fire in a warehouse on the pier. The distance from the barrel (end) of the water cannon to the roof of the warehouse is feet, and the water shoots up feet above the barrel of the water cannon.

Sketch a graph and write an equation of the parabola that models the path of the water from the fireboat to the fire. State an appropriate domain and range for this situation.

2 boats, with stream of water, following the curve of the top of a downward parabola, vertical height to middle of curve, labeled, 50 ft, horizontal distance across curve, labeled 120 ft.

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