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Point C moves at a constant rate along semicircle centered at ) from A to B. The radius of the semicircle is 10 cm, and it takes 30 sec for C to move from A to C. Angle COB has measure y radians, angle OCA has measure z radians, and AC = x cm as indicated in the figure.

a) What is the rate of change, in radians per sec, of x with respect to time?

b) What is the rate of change, in radians per sec, of y with respect to time?

c) x and y are related by the Law of Cosines; that is, y^2 = 10^2 + 10^2 - 2(10)(10)cos y. What is the rate of change of x with respect to time when y = π/2 radians?

d) Let D be the area of ΔOAC. Show that D is largest when x = π/2 radians.

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