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Poppynz

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Im trying to write an equation for the question below. i did write one but am pretty sure it is wrong because I need to differentiate arctan in it and we have not been taught that yet. Could someone please point me in the right direction with writing it?

## Homework Statement

A telescope is 75m above water level on a cliff and a boat is approaching at 6m/s. what is the rate of change of angle of the telescope when the boat is 75m from shore.

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

I thought it might be y=arctan(75/x) because the angle specified is found using arctan(opposite/addjacent).

Any suggestions appreciated :)