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The temperature of a chemical reaction oscillates in the interval 44 °C to 50 °C. The temperature is at 47 °C at t = 0 and rises at the start of a four-minute cycle. Which function represents the relationship between time, t, and temperature, T?

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Answer:T= 47 + 3 * sin (t [tex]\pi[/tex]/2)Step-by-step explanation:To make oscillates function you need to use sin/cos function, based on if the function increase or decreases first. This function rises at the start so it uses sin function. The function will look like this .T= sin (t 2[tex]\pi[/tex])The temperature starts at 47. Then the function changes into T= 47 + sin (t 2[tex]\pi[/tex])The temperature peak at 50 and the lowest at 44. Basically it's 47 +/- 3. It also has a 4-minute cycle, so the frequency is 1/4. Then the final function will be:T= 47 + 3 * sin (t 2 [tex]\pi[/tex]/4)T= 47 + 3 * sin (t [tex]\pi[/tex]/2)