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An airplane is flying at altitude H when it begins its decent to an airport runway that is at horizontal ground distance L from the airplane. Assume that the landing path of the airplane is the graph of a cubic polynomial fuction y=ax^3+bx^2+cx+dwhere y(-L)=H and y(0)=0.

(a) What is dy/dx at x=0?

(b) What is dy/dx at x= -L?

(c) Use the values for dy/dx at x=0 and x= -L together with y(0)=0 and y(-L)=H to show that

y(x)=H[2(x/L)^3+3(x/L)^2]

Anyhelp is appreciated. Thanks in advance

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# Homework Help: Airplane landing path

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