Solve a modeling problem using trigonometry.
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Watch the video "Marine Ramp" by Dan Meyer and determine which bridge is best.
Marine Ramp by Dan Meyer is made available on 101Questions under the CC BY 3.0 license. Accessed Feb. 28, 2018, 3:38 p.m..
Modified by The Match Foundation, Inc.Write a model that describes how to find the optimal ramp length, regardless of the horizontal and vertical displacement of the pier and the ramp.
Use the following link, Boat Dock, to test out your model in different scenarios.
Marine Ramp by Dan Meyer is made available on 101Questions under the CC BY 3.0 license. Accessed Feb. 28, 2018, 3:38 p.m..
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The following resources include problems and activities aligned to the objective of the lesson that can be used to create your own problem set.
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What is the optimal length for a ramp that has a horizontal displacement of 26 meters from the pier and a vertical displacement of 9.5 meters from the pier?
Use your model from Anchor Problem #2 to find this value and justify your reasoning using a diagram and explanation.