There is a lot to this assignment...

In order to earn full points, you will need to:

- Identify and provide conversation-level definitions for key vocabulary needed to understand the question.
- Discuss any mathematical concepts that must be understood before addressing the project.
- Explain your process for answering the question(s).
- Explain the reasoning behind each step that you made in the solution set.
- Give a final answer.

RainbowPanda
Feb 20, 2018

#1**+3 **

This is an equation for a parbolic path that the rocket follows.

It is a parabola opened downward due to the ' - ' sign in front of the x^2 term.

The MAXIMUM of this quadratic is given by -b/2a = -12/2(-3) = -12/-6 = 2 seconds.

If we use this value of 't' in the height equation, we will find the maximum height the rocket reaches.

-3(2^2) + 12(2) + 60 = max height = 72 feet

Here is a graph:

ElectricPavlov
Feb 20, 2018

#1**+3 **

Best Answer

This is an equation for a parbolic path that the rocket follows.

It is a parabola opened downward due to the ' - ' sign in front of the x^2 term.

The MAXIMUM of this quadratic is given by -b/2a = -12/2(-3) = -12/-6 = 2 seconds.

If we use this value of 't' in the height equation, we will find the maximum height the rocket reaches.

-3(2^2) + 12(2) + 60 = max height = 72 feet

Here is a graph:

ElectricPavlov
Feb 20, 2018