Scuba Steve's Slick Bacteria
While on vacation in Mexico, a tanker accident has spolled oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Scuba Steve volunteered to help by spreading oil-eating bacteria which is gobbling 7 ft2/hr. The oil slick has the form of a circular cylindar. When the radius of the cylindar is 250 ft, the thickness of the slick is 0.02 ft and decreasing at a rate of 0.002 ft/hr.
a) At what rate is the area of the circular top of the slick changing at this time?
b) Is the area of the slick increasing or decreasing?
Now we have to differentiate to find the derivitive of the area.
We didn't quite finish this question so if you're group knows how to solve this fully, please help.
Well our homework for today is the rest of exercise 4.6 Related Rates ODD NUMBERS.
Tomorrows scribe is LINGER!!! :D