# SOLUTION: A flag is raised while an onlooker watches from a distance of 21 feet away from the base of the flag pole (see the figure below). The flag rises vertically at a rate of 8 inches pe

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Quadratic Equations Question 567353: A flag is raised while an onlooker watches from a distance of 21 feet away from the base of the flag pole (see the figure below). The flag rises vertically at a rate of 8 inches per second. Let t denote the time (in seconds) after the flag begins to rise (For simplicity, assume that when the flag begins to rise it is 0 inches above the ground). Express the distance d (in feet) between the flag and the onlooker as a function of t. All of the answers I come up with are incorrect! Any help is greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A flag is raised while an onlooker watches from a distance of 21 feet away from the base of the flag pole (see the figure below). The flag rises vertically at a rate of 8 inches per second. Let t denote the time (in seconds) after the flag begins to rise (For simplicity, assume that when the flag begins to rise it is 0 inches above the ground). Express the distance d (in feet) between the flag and the onlooker as a function of t. : They want this in feet; convert 8" to ft : The distance from the onlooker to the flag is the hypotenuse, formed by the 21' from the base of the pole and height of the flag which would be t : d(t) = d(t) =