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Roads can curve too


Best Answer superprismatic, 27 May 2013 - 03:03 PM

Spoiler for I was mistaken in my post #2

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:45 PM

A couple weeks ago, I created a question requiring the shortest path.  Now for this question, assume that roads can be curved.  We need a road that can pass through the following four cities (location of each city listed as coordinates): Los Angeles (3,4), Newport Beach (5,1), Pasadena (4,5), Santa Monica (2,3).

 

a) What's the smallest degree polynomial y=f(x) that will pass through all four cities? . . .
b) What is the exact equation of this polynomial? (Hint: use fractions not decimals)
c) Would this road go through Chatsworth at (1,6)?

 


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:31 AM

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:50 AM

Spoiler for I get

care to explain your approach?


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:03 PM   Best Answer

Spoiler for I was mistaken in my post #2


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