Posted by **shila** on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 9:31am.

If an object is fired upward from the top of a tower at a velocity of 80 feet per second, the tower is 200 ft high, the formula is

h(t)=-16t^2+80t+200, t is time h is height, how long after it is fired does the object reach the max height? It is like a quadratic equation

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**tchrwill**, Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 9:46am
If an object is fired upward from the top of a tower at a velocity of 80 feet per second, the tower is 200 ft high, the formula is

h(t)=-16t^2+80t+200, t is time h is height, how long after it is fired does the object reach the max height? It is like a quadratic equation

The classic equation for height reached by a body projected upward is h = Vot - gt^2/2 or Vot - 16t^2 where Vo = the initial upward velocity, t = the time of flight and g = the acceleration due to gravity.

Your equation of height reached is given by h = 200 + 80t - 16t^2.

The equation of motion from which you can obtain the time of flight is Vf = Vo - gt where Vf = the final velocity. Since the final final velocity is zero, we have 0 = 80 - 32t making t = 2.5 sec.

After 2.5 sec., it will have reached its maximum height of 200 + 80(2.5) - 16(2.5)^2 = 200 + 200 - 100 = 300 ft.

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**lavonia**, Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 4:40pm
i don't know

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