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Differentiation: Word problem - rate of change

A water trough is 10 m long and a cross-section has the shape of an isosceles trapezoid that is 30cm wide at the bottom, 80 cm wide at the top, and has a height of 50 cm. If the trough is being filled with water at a rate of 0.2m3/min, how fast is the water level rising when the water is 30cm deep?

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