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Finding the Vertex of a Parabola : Maximum Height

An arrow is accidentally shot into the air. The formula y = - 14x2 + 56x + 18 models the arrow's height above the ground, y, in feet, x seconds after it was released. When does the arrow reach its maximum height? What is that height?

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