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A roller coaster ride lasts only 60 seconds. What is the total distance traveled during the 60 seconds, given the position of the roller as a function of time is s(t) = 4cos(t)sin(t).

2. Relevant equations

Position as a function of time S(t) = 4cos(t)sin(t)

3. The attempt at a solution

I solved for velocity by differentiating and i got V(t) = 4[cos^{2}(t) - sin^{2}(t)].

I was going to find the absolute integral of the velocity to get the total distance, but the teacher said we cannot use integration because we did not reach that section yet. How else can I find the total distance without integration?

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Roller Coaster total distance

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