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a ball is thrown upward with an initial velockity of 32 ft/s from a height 768 ft. h= 016t^2+32t+78

after how many seconds will the ball reach the ground? Ie for what positive value of t is h-0?

May 20th, 2015

A ball is thrown upward with an initial velocity of 64 ft/sec from a height of 960 ft.
It's height h, in feet, after t seconds is given by h(t)= -16t^2+64t + 960. 
After how long will the ball reach the ground?
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When the ball strikes the ground, h(t) = 0, therefore
-16t^2 + 64t + 960 = 0
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Simplify & change the signs, divide thru by -16:
t^2 - 4t - 60 = 0
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Factor
(t - 10)(t + 6) = 0
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Positive solution:
t = 10 sec; The ball will reach the ground
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:
Check solution in original equation
h(t) = -16(10^2) + 64(10) + 960
h(t) = -1600 + 640 + 960
h(t) = 0; confirms our solution


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