Problem Sets - Related Rates

1) A baseball diamond has the shape of a square, and each side is 80 feet long. A player is running from second to third base, and he is 60 feet from reaching third. He is running at a speed of 28 feet per second. At what rate is the player's distance from home plate decreasing?

2) x and y are both variables that are differentiable with respect to t, but not to each other. However, there IS a relationship between them: x2 = 3y2 + 7. We also know that x changes with respect to t at a steady rate of √12 (dx/dt = x' = √12). When x is 4, how fast does y change?


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