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Heat seeking missiles

Best Answer bonanova, 05 December 2013 - 04:51 AM

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:26 AM

Four heat-seeking missiles are initially placed at the corners of a square with side length s. Each missile flies at a constant speed toward the missile on its left. Describe the path each missile takes until it collides with the rest in the square's center. What is this path's length?


What about five missiles placed on a regular pentagon?  n missiles on a regular n-gon?

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 04:51 AM   Best Answer

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