A winch at the top of 12 meter high building pulls a pipe of the same length to a vertical position. The winch pulls in rope at a rate of -0.2 meters per second. Find the rate of the vertical change and the rate of the horizontal change at the end of the pipe when y=6.
The Attempt at a Solution
I simply don't have enough information..
I set up an equation relating the three variables..
and differentiate with respect to time and end up with
But I simply don't have all of the variables needed. I can solve for x (with pythagorean theorem), but not dx/dt...
Any help is appreciated. :yuck: