Sometimes easy and sometimes hard, our calculus problem of the week could come from any calculus topic. If you really want to get better at calculus, following these problems is a great way to make yourself practice! Past calculus problems of the week.
This week’s problem:
Earlier today, I managed to find a really amazing new (to me) math blog. Not only that, there was this (insanely) interesting and creative calculus problem! So, of course, I must share! The problem is: (quoted)
“You’re in a museum and you’re looking at a painting which is hung above eye level. (There is a specific painting which is hung high in the entrance room at the Brooklyn Museum that I think of with this problem.) You are standing some distance away from it. The question is: what is the largest angle x that you can get as you walk forwards and backwards? (See diagram below for setup.)”