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time to get of way of a dropped bottle

The height (h) (in feet) of an object that is dropped from the height of (s) feet is given the formula h=s-16t^2, where (t) is the time the object has been falling. A 5 foot tall woman on a sidewalk looks overhead and sees a window washer drop a bottle from the fifth story. How long, in seconds, does she have to get out of the way ( a story is 12 feet).

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The solution finds the time that the woman has to get out of the way of a dropped bottle by solving the quadratic equation.

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