Explore BrainMass

# Solving a word problem using a quadratic equation with irrational roots.

This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

When a ball is thrown, its height in feet h after t seconds is given by the equation

Where v is the initial upwards velocity in feet per second.

If v = 33 feet per second, find all values of t for which h = 16 feet.
Do not round intermediate steps. Round the answer to 2 decimal places.

If there is more than one answer, use "or" to state.

Please see the attached file for the fully formatted problems.

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 8:19 pm ad1c9bdddf
https://brainmass.com/math/basic-algebra/solving-a-word-problem-using-a-quadratic-equation-with-irrational-roots-160699

#### Solution Summary

A word problem is solved using a quadratic equation with irrational roots. The solution is detailed and well presented. The response received a rating of "5/5" from the student who originally posted the question.

\$2.49