1. ## 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?

2. ## Re: Basic question

Subtract 50 from each side and then see if you can factor it.

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

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

Good Luck!

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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.

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I did get 32 seconds though, which is right. Again, much appreciated.

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It is hoped that you also found t = 0?

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Originally Posted by TKHunny
It is hoped that you also found t = 0?

you bet.