“Given that the circumference of the balloon increases at a rate of 15 feet per minute, at what rate is the volume changing when the circumference is 120 feet?”
Who cares? I thought. Why is this so dang important?
As I listened to Mrs. Miller drone on, my mind began to drift. The next thing I knew I was looking at a soap bubble. But what a bubble!
Its surface shimmered with a rainbow of blue, green, and purple. Miniature houses and trees reflected and rotated through its origin. Suddenly a tiny head peeked through the window. People were living there!
Oh, no! What if the bubble bursts? What would happen to those little guys with their trees and houses?
I quickly made my calculations and raised my hand.
“Mrs. Miller,” I said, “the volume increases at a rate of 10,942 cubic feet per minute.”
Please don’t burst my bubble!
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