Need help

: 136.152 Calculus for Management: Need help
   By Anonymous on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 - 10:20 pm: Edit Post

I keep getting the wrong answer for this equation:

s(t)= t^2 + 5t + 2

Find the instantaneous velocity at t=6

I keep getting the answer -53, when the text says the answer is 17.

Need help please!

   By Sasho on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 - 11:11 pm: Edit Post

Their answer (17) is correct. How did you get -53? Note that it is clear that the answer can not be negative: since the distance increases with time (see s(t)), the velocity must be positive.

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