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Posted by **Anonymos** on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 7:23pm.

a) How tall is the building? (explain your answer)

b) How long does it take the ball to reach the ground?

c) For how long is the ball 55m above the ground?

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**Steve**, Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 8:01pmYou know that the initial height is the constant term. So, the building is 50m tall

The ball hits the ground when the height is zero. So, just solve for t when h=0

I assume you want to know how long the ball is at least 55m above the ground. It is only at 50m for an instant. So, we want

-5t^2+15t+50 >= 55

1/2 (3-√5) <= t <= 1/2 (3+√5)

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=+-5t^2%2B15t%2B50+%3E%3D+55

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**Anonymos**, Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 8:07pma) h(t)=-5t^2+15t+50

h(0)=0+0+50

h=50

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