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Where to sit in a theatre bonus problem

  1. May 24, 2008 #1
    Hello all,
    I'm in Calculus 2, and I was given a problem for bonus points, which I desperately need. It has to do with the best place to sit in a movie theatre. The problem is long, and has a diagram, so I've attached an image of the problem to this post.
    I have no real clue where to start with this problem, so a push in the right direction is greatly appreciated.:confused:

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  3. May 24, 2008 #2
    You can get started using the law of cosines

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_cosines" [Broken]
    Last edited by a moderator: May 3, 2017
  4. May 24, 2008 #3
    Do you have a graphing calculator? They want to use either that or something like mathematica or matlab on the computer.
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