1. ## Confusing worded problem

Pedro throws a ball upward at a rate of 20 meters per second from an initial height of 2 meters. The height of the ball above the ground can be approximated by h = -5t^2 + 20 + 2 ...where t represents the amount of time, in seconds, since the ball has been released.

I have absolutely no idea how to solve this, can someone help me step by step on how to solve this? Thanks!

2. ## Re: Confusing worded problem

Originally Posted by Whitney
Pedro throws a ball upward at a rate of 20 meters per second from an initial height of 2 meters. The height of the ball above the ground can be approximated by h = -5t^2 + 20 + 2 ...where t represents the amount of time, in seconds, since the ball has been released.

I have absolutely no idea how to solve this, can someone help me step by step on how to solve this? Thanks!
Are you sure it's not \displaystyle \begin{align*} h = -5t^2 + 20t + 2 \end{align*}?

And what are you trying to solve?

3. ## Re: Confusing worded problem

Please state the entire problem, exactly as it is given.