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Question: A plane flying horizontally at an altitude


A plane flying horizontally at an altitude of 1 mi and a speed of 500 mi/h passes directly over a radar station. Find the rate at which the distance from the plane to the station is increasing when it is 2 mi away from the station.
(a). What quantities are given in the problem?
(b). What is the unknown?
(c). Draw a picture of the situation for any time t.
(d). Write an equation that relates the quantities.
(e). Finish solving the problem.

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