Posted by **uriel** on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 12:00am.

Patty is only 7 years old, but she insists she can play basketball with a regulation-height hoop. She can throw the ball with an initial velocity of 11 feet per second.

The equation for the height of the ball is y = −16t2 + vt + s

where v is the initial velocity, t is in seconds, and s is the initial height.

How high can she throw a ball? Answer in units of ft.

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