## The speed of the water in a whirlpoil varies inversely with the radius. if the water speed is 2.5 feet per second at a radius of 30 feet wha

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The speed of the water in a whirlpoil varies inversely with the radius. if the water speed is 2.5 feet per second at a radius of 30 feet what js the speed of the water at a radius of 3 feet?​

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25 feet per second.

Step-by-step explanation:

Let s represent the speed of the water and r represent the radius of the whirlpool.

The speed in a whirlpool varies inversely with the radius. Therefore, we can write that:

Where k is the constant of variation.

We know that the speed is 2.5 feet per second when the radius is 30 feet.

So, s = 2.5 when r = 30. Substitute:

Solve for k:

So, our equation is:

Then when the radius is three feet, r = 3. Evaluate for s:

So, the speed of the water in a whirlpool with a radius of three feet is 25 feet per second.