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?

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- Sep 14th 2011, 04:45 PMCrusaderKing1Solve 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 PMTKHunnyRe: Basic question
Subtract 50 from each side and then see if you can factor it.

- Sep 14th 2011, 05:03 PMpickslidesRe: Basic question
Is this your equation?

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

If so, you can solve for $\displaystyle t$ .

Do the following:

1. Take 50 from both sides

2. Factor out $\displaystyle t$ 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 PMCrusaderKing1Re: 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 PMCrusaderKing1Re: Basic question
I did get 32 seconds though, which is right. Again, much appreciated.

- Sep 15th 2011, 04:13 AMTKHunnyRe: Basic question
It is hoped that you also found t = 0?

- Sep 15th 2011, 09:27 AMCrusaderKing1Re: Basic question