The height h (in feet) of an object t seconds after it is dropped can be modeled by the quadratic equation

h = -16t^2 + h0, where h0 is the initial height of the object. Suppose a small rock dislodges from a ledge that is 255 ft above a canyon floor. Solve the equation h = -16t^2 + 255 for t, using the quadratic formula to determine the time it takes the rock to reach the canyon floor.

Guest Mar 27, 2017