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    With what initial velocity must an object be thrown upward (from the ground to reach a maximum height of 550feet?

    Use a(t)= -32fet/sec/sec as the acceleration due to gravity. (neglect air resistance)

    I feel like the problem doesn't give you enough information, becuase im not sure how to apply integration to the situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toasted View Post
    With what initial velocity must an object be thrown upward (from the ground to reach a maximum height of 550feet?

    Use a(t)= -32fet/sec/sec as the acceleration due to gravity. (neglect air resistance)

    I feel like the problem doesn't give you enough information, becuase im not sure how to apply integration to the situation.
    Are you sure that it isn't:

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a(t) = -32t ?

    Because a(t) = -32 wouldn't make any sense to be given as a part of this problem. If the acceleration was a constant, they wouldn't give it as a function of time.
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