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    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!
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    Re: Confusing worded problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitney View Post
    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?
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    Re: Confusing worded problem

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