The equation y = -16t^2 + 60t described the height (in feet) of a projectile launched from the ground at 60 feet per second upward. In how many seconds will the projectile first reach \(30\) feet in height? Express your answer as a decimal rounded to the nearest hundredth.

Guest May 17, 2022

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The amount of time that would have passed once the ball reached 30 feet can be written by subsituting 30 in for y.

This gives: \(30 = -16t^2 + 60t\). Subtracting 30 from both sides gives us this quadratic: \(0 = -16t^2 + 60t - 30 \)

We can solve for t using the quadratic formula, which is \(x = {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac} \over 2a}\), because the quadratic is in the form \(0 = ax^2 + bx + c\)

Can you take it from here?

BuilderBoi May 17, 2022