The distance, d (in metres), which an object travels. is given by the equation where u is the initial velocity (in metres per second) and t is the time in seconds it has been travelling. Show that there is only one value for t when
I'm having real trouble solving this equation for t using any algebraic method that I've learnt for quadratic equations.
I can't figure out how to put it into the quadratic formula simply for the fact that i can't get any of the variables by themself on either side of the equation to set as x.
The steps I've tried so far in order to rearrange for t are:
add 8t^2 to both sides
divide both sides by t
take d/t away from both sides
and here is where i lose track, because i figure out that i can't rearrange for t at all. i've considered converting d/t into V (final velocity) but i can't see that helping much.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.