# Solve 50=50+2.00t+-0.0265t^2

• Sep 14th 2011, 04:45 PM
Solve 50=50+2.00t+-0.0265t^2
50=50+2.00t+-0.0265t^2

Is it possible to solve for t? I mean, I have to use this function to find a physics question where I need to find how long after the starting point that the turtle equals rest.

Do I need to use two equations to solve for t?
• Sep 14th 2011, 05:02 PM
TKHunny
Re: Basic question
Subtract 50 from each side and then see if you can factor it.
• Sep 14th 2011, 05:03 PM
pickslides
Re: Basic question

$50=50+2.00t-0.0265t^2$

If so, you can solve for $t$ .

Do the following:

1. Take 50 from both sides
2. Factor out $t$ so you have 2 linear factors
3. Apply the null factor law
4. Post you attempt at an answer (Nod)

Good Luck!
• Sep 14th 2011, 05:13 PM
Re: Basic question
Thanks so much guys! Its people like you who make my life easier and get me better grades, especially in physics. Sometimes I just lose sight of simple math. (Worried)
• Sep 14th 2011, 05:28 PM
Re: Basic question
I did get 32 seconds though, which is right. Again, much appreciated.
• Sep 15th 2011, 04:13 AM
TKHunny
Re: Basic question
It is hoped that you also found t = 0?
• Sep 15th 2011, 09:27 AM