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A hawk flying at 15 m/s at an altitude of 180 m accidentally drops its prey. The parabolic trajectory of the falling prey is described by the equation

$$ y = 180 - \frac{x^2}{45} $$

until it hits the ground, where $ y $ is its height above the ground and $ x $ is the horizontal distance traveled in meters. Calculate the distance traveled by the prey from the time it is dropped until the time it hits the ground. Express your answer correct to the nearest tenth of a meter.

$45 \sqrt{17}+\frac{45}{4} \ln (4+\sqrt{17}) \approx 209.1 \mathrm{m}$

Applications of Integration

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Harvey Mudd College

Baylor University

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

University of Nottingham

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