Monday

December 22, 2014

December 22, 2014

Posted by **Jane** on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 12:30pm.

y= -0.005x^2 + 0.48x - 6.7, where x is the horizontal distance of the rock, in meters, from Landon and y is the height, in meters, of the rock above the ground. How far horizontally from Landon will the rock land?

I got two answers: 17 and 79; however, I do not know which is x or y, nor horizontal. Please help!

- math -
**bobpursley**, Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 12:50pmy is vertical, x is horzontal. When the rock is at y=0, you need to find x.

0=-.005x^2+.48x-6.7

0=x^2-96x+1340

so x comes out 17, and 79 (rounded)

So there are two answers, and in the real world, he could have thrown it with two different velocities. Remember these problems are "contrived", and may not match the real world we live in.

- math -
**Jane**, Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 1:16pmThere are two answers to chose from:

A: 16.95

B: 79.05

Which is horizontal?

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

Alg 1 - Landon is standing in a hole that is 6.5 ft deep. He throws a rock and ...

Math - 4. Landon is standing in a hole that is 6.5 ft deep. He throws a rock, ...

physics - A rock is tossed straight up with a speed of 29m/s. When it returns, ...

Physics - A rok is thrown 24 meters/sec upward and lands in a 10 meter deep hole...

physics - A rock is tossed straight up with a velocity of 34.0 m/s. When it ...

physics - A rock is tossed straight up with a velocity of 37.1 m/s. When it ...

University Physics - A rock is tossed straight up with an initial speed of 20 m/...

phisics - a rock is tossed straight up with a speed of 30m/s. when it returns it...

Physics - A rock is tossed straight up with a velocity of 33.9 m/s. When it ...

Phyiscs - A rock is tossed straight up with a velocity of 33.9 m/s. When it ...