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December 21, 2014

December 21, 2014

Posted by **mike** on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 1:25pm.

a. how long does it take the ball to reach its maximum height?

b. what is the maximum height attained by the ball?

c. how long does it take the object to hit the ground?

- algebra -
**Steve**, Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 1:38pm(a) vertex of the parabola is at t = -b/2a

(b) plug in that value to get h

(c) solve for t when h=0

- algebra -
**Kuai**, Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 1:44pma) x = -b/2a

x = -32/2(-16) = 1

t = 1 sec to reach max height

b) h = -16(1)^2 + 32(1) + 240

h = -16 + 32 + 240 = 256

h = 256 ft is the max height

c) 0 = -16(t^2 -2t-15)

0 = -16(t-5)(t+ 3)

t = -3, t = 5

t = 5 seconds for the ball to hit the ground.

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