Video: Finding the Radius of a Circle given a Relation with Its Current Given Altitude

The radius of the area in which a rocket may land is two times its current altitude. If a rocket’s altitude is 932 feet, what is the radius of its landing circle?

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The radius of an area in which a rocket may land is two times its current altitude. If the rocket’s altitude is 932 feet, what is the radius of its landing circle?

If this is our rocket and its altitude is 932 feet, then the radius of its landing circle is two times its current altitude. In order to find out the radius of the landing circle, we need to take 932 and multiply it by two.

We can setup our problem like this: two times two is four, two times three equals six, two times nine equals 18. 932 times two equals 1864. Our altitude was given in feet, and that means our radius will also be given in feet. The radius of our landing circle for this rocket is 1864 feet.

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