# Homework Help: Trig integration project, hung up on wording and where to start

1. Oct 18, 2011

### 8point1

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

Here is a link to the project: http://www.stewartcalculus.com/data/ESSENTIAL%20CALCULUS%20Early%20Transcendentals/upfiles/projects/ecet_wp_0504b_stu.pdf" [Broken]

I'm on #1 and and I am at a loss to figure out what they are looking for.

This sentence is really giving me trouble: ". . . the best place to sit is in the row where the angle θ subtended by the screen at your eyes is the maximum."

I really don't know where to start, and its making me panic a bit. I understand all the concepts in class (integration) and do well, but this project is throwing me for a loop.

Thanks for any help, it is much appreciated.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

none yet, still trying to figure out where to go.

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2. Oct 18, 2011

### 8point1

Okay, started to play with it a bit. Trying to find the length from the wall to the viewer in a straight line.

Came up with (9 + x cos σ), currently trying to find θ with law of cosines...

3. Oct 18, 2011