







A Parabolic Arch 
20200921 

Malen pose la question : A hotel entrance makes a parabolic arch that can be represented by the quadratic function, y= x^28x+24, where y is the height of the arch and x is the distance from wall to wall in the feet. What is the distance between the two walls of the arch. Harley Weston lui répond. 





A parabolic arch 
20200206 

icyy pose la question : how high is the parabolic arch of span 20 feet and height of 16 feet, at a distance 5 feet from the center?
what equation will I be going to use? thank you Penny Nom lui répond. 





A parabolic arch 
20170105 

Rand pose la question : It is most likely already been answered but I can not seem to find the right key words for the search engine?.
What I am looking for is, if you have an have arch/arc and you know the degree of slope and the height of the arch/arc from ground lvl; how do you factor the decreasing angle/#’s to get the distance tween the two feet on the assumption that the arch/arc is curved all the way to ground lvl?
a. where the legs widen continuously (till they hit ground) so yes parabolic &
b. where the legs come down straight after a ½ circumference run.
What I am focusing is the parabolic.
Many Thanks Harley Weston lui répond. 





Shooting a ball at a target 
20160216 

Thys pose la question : Hi
I have a problem with the formula that i use .(for programming)
I have looked all over the web to find a solution but no luck.
I have a cannon that shoots a ball at a target
I use this formula to calculate what my initial velocity must be to hit the target
at a angle of 30 degrees and a distance of 15m (the cannon and target position is known)
It works perfectly if both is at same height but if one is higher or lower it miss.
In an example I am working with the range is 30m, the angle is 45 degrees and the target is 10m higher than my position.
Please help
Formula = V0 = √RG / Sin(2α) Harley Weston lui répond. 





The height of a parabolic arc 
20151230 

Tom pose la question : Is there an algebraic means to determine the highest point of a parabolic arc if the base and perimeter are known? Penny Nom lui répond. 





A parabolic arch 
20151130 

Muhammad pose la question : An arch over a road has a parabolic shape it is 6 meter wide at the base and is just
tall enough to allow a truck 5 meter high and 4 meter wide to pass
a):
assuming that the arch has an equation of the form y=a(x)^2+b use the given
information to find a & b. explain why this assumption is reasonable.
b):
sketch the graph of arch equation Penny Nom lui répond. 





The distance over a Quonset 
20150820 

jane pose la question : total base of hemisphere is 30 ft
apex height is 20 feet
what is total length over dome Penny Nom lui répond. 





A parabolic arch 
20120104 

Swathi pose la question : A plan for an arch in the shape of a parabola is drawn on a grid with a scale of 1m per square.
The base of the arch is located at the points (0,0) and (15,0). The maximum height of the arch
is 18m.
a)Determine the quadratic function that models that arch
b)State the domain and range of the function Penny Nom lui répond. 





Will the ball clear the tree? 
20101114 

MK pose la question : Sam hits a golf ball with a fiveiron a distance of 120m horizontally. A tree 45m high and 35m in front of Sam is directly in the path of the ball. Will the ball clear the tree if the ball makes a parabolic curve and has a maximum height or 80m? Brennan Yaremko lui répond. 





A parabolic arch 
20090328 

Jeni pose la question : A doorway is in the shape of a parabolic arch.
Find the width of the doorway 1m above the floor.
Given: the height and the width of the doorway is 4m and 3m respectively. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Archimedes' formula for parabolic arches 
20090123 

La pose la question : Use calculus to verify Archimedes' formula for y=9x^2. Prove Archimedes' formula for a general parabolic arch. Harley Weston lui répond. 





A bridge is built in the shape of a parabolic arch 
20080602 

megan pose la question : A bridge is built in the shape of a parbolic arch. The bridge has a span of 192 feet and a maximum height of 30 feet. Find the height of the arch at 20 feet from its center. I need the equation and what to fill into the equation...please and thankyou! Penny Nom lui répond. 





A parabolic arch 
20080214 

Angela pose la question : A parabolic arch has an equation of x^2 + 20y  400 = 0 where x is measured in feet. How do I find the maximum height of the arch? Penny Nom lui répond. 





parabolic arch 
20071024 

ABHILASH pose la question : How find parabolic arch perimeter. Harley Weston lui répond. 





Parabolic arch 
20071009 

Nisa pose la question : A parabolic arch has a span of 120 feet and a maximum height of 25 feet. Choose suitable rectangular coordinate axes and find the equation of the parabola.
Then calculate the height of the arch at points 10 feet,20feet,and 40 feet from the center. Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





A parabolic arch 
20070329 

A student pose la question : I am trying to figure out how to work this problem as it doesn't have many
details.
The problem ask for an equation to satisfy a parabolic arch y = 16  0.25x^2
for y>=0.
Find the width w of the arch. Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





The width of an arch 
20070328 

Brad pose la question : A parabolic arch satisfies the equation y= 16  0.25x^2 for y >= 0. Find the width w of the arch. Penny Nom lui répond. 





A roadway over a river 
20070312 

Taranjeet pose la question : My teacher has given us bridge with only one measurement. From the river to the roadway is 50 metres in length (vertically) The question he wants us to find out is. What is the distance between the vertical supports. He has said that: At a horizontal distance of 'x' metres from the foot of the arch the height of the arch, the height of the arch above the river 'h' metres is given by: h=1/40(x squared) = 3x I don't understand how to find the distance between the support beams. Thank you Penny Nom lui répond. 





Can the trailer safely pass under the bridge? 
20070102 

Jim pose la question : A truck hauling a doublewide trailer needs to pass under a parabolicarched bridge en route or take a 50 mile detour. The trailer is 14 feet high and 15 feet wide. The arch supporting the bridge at this underpass is 18 feet high at the center and 40 feet wide at the base. Can the trailer safely pass under the bridge? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





A fountain of water jets forms parabolic arches 
20060503 

Jennifer pose la question : Let's say in you have a fountain and the water jets form parabolic arches. The center of the fountain, being the origin of the coordinate system, it is elevated 5 feet off the ground, . The equation formed the water arch is y= x^{2}+4x, what is the radius of the basin needed to catch the water at ground level? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





A parabolic arch 
20060502 

Mike pose la question : A bridge over a river is supported by a parabolic arch...arch is 200 m wide at water level...the maximum height of the arch is 80 m..what is the height of the arch measured from a point on the water 40m from the center of the arch? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





A parabolic arch 
20040119 

Teresa and Robyn pose la question : A bridge over a river is supported by a parabolic arch...arch is 200 m wide at water level...the maximum height of the arch is 80 m..what is the height of the arch measured from a point on the water 40m from the centre of the arch Penny Nom lui répond. 

