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Solving projectile problems with quadratic equations

Example: A projectile is launched from a tower into the air with initial velocity of 48 feet per second. Its height, h, in feet, above the ground is modeled by the function

h = -16t

where t is the time, in seconds, since the projectile was launched and v

(a) How long is the projectile in the air?

(b) When did it reach its maximum height?

(c) What was its maximum height?

Example: Larry throws a rock in the air. The height, h, in feet above the ground is given by h = -16t

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