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    A rocket is launched from the ground and follows a parabolic path represented by the equation y=-x(squared)+10x. at the same time, a flare is launched from a height of 10 feet and follows a straight path represented by the equation y=-x+10. Using the accompanying set of axes, graph the equations that represent the paths of the rocket and the flare, and find the coordinates of the point or points where the paths intersect.

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    Let x axis represent ground level.
    Let Y axis represent the Height above ground.

    The graph is shown in the excel sheet attached.

    Point of intersection:

    The rocket and flare ...

    Solution Summary

    The quadratic equation parabolic paths are examined. The coordinates of the point or points are found.