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GeoGebraLab:TheBurningTent

GracePansze
Questions

1. Onceyouhavetheminimalpath,whatappearstobetrueabouttheincomingangleand
theoutgoingangle?
Theminimalpathappearstohavemadetheincomingangle45degreesandtheoutgoinganglealso
approximately45degrees.Thesearetheidealnumbers,astheidealinsideangleminimalpathis90
degrees.

2. WhyisthesegmentfromCampertoTentFiretheshortestpath?
TheshortestpathCampertoTentfireistheshortestbecausethepointTentFireislocateddirectly
acrossfromCamper,sotheroutehasnoangleatwhichyoushouldturntogettothefire.

3. WhereshouldthepointriverberelativetothesegmentCampertoTentFire,andline
ABsothatthesumofthedistancesisminimized?
Thereshouldbeasclosetoa90degreeangleasitcanget,relativetopointriver,lineAB,andsegment
CampertoTentFire ,foralessersumofdistance.