# How to solve worded quadratic problems?

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can someone please explain to me how to do question 2c)? Thank you so much!

can someone please explain to me how to do question 2c)? Thank you so much!

##### 1 Answer

Answering question part 2c

Yes! The tcaravan will fit.

#### Explanation:

Set y to the value of 2 (height of caravan ) and calculate the horizontal distance between the points of the curve at that height (

Subtract 2 from both sides giving

Now solve as a quadratic.

Given the standardised form of:

Once you have the difference between the two values of

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So at the caravan's height of 2 meters the x-coordinates are:

As we have

The trailer is 5 metres wide so this will fit that gap with an approximate total sideways clearance of 4.3 metres.

Approximately 2.15 metres clearance either side