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The height h in feet of a golf ball above the ground after being hit into the air is given by the equation, h = -16t^2 + 64t, where t is the number of seconds elapsed since the ball was hit. How many seconds does it take for the golf ball to hit the ground?

 Sep 14, 2020
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It would be 4 seconds. We want to find out how many seconds it will take until the ball hits the ground, making our h = 0. Adding \(-16t^2\)to both sides, we get \(16t^2 = 64t\). Dividing both sides by \(16t\) we get, \(t = 4\).

 Sep 15, 2020

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