13. A catapult launches a boulder with an upward velocity of 148 ft/s. The height of the boulder (h) in feet after t seconds is given by the function h = –16t² + 148t + 30. How long does it take the boulder to reach its maximum height? What is the boulder’s maximum height? Round to the nearest hundredth, if necessary.

A.) 9.25 s; 30 ft

B.) 4.63 s; 640.5 ft

C.) 4.63 s; 1,056.75 ft

*D.) 4.63 s; 372.25 ft

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14 answers

  1. Well, I am not sure if you are allowed to use physics. that -16 in your equation is negative gravity/2 where g = 32 ft/s^2

    If you are allowed to do it that way it is easy
    v = 148 - 32 t
    at top v = 0
    so at top
    t = 148/32 = 4.625 seconds to top
    then h = -16(4.625)^2 + 148(4.625) + 30
    = -342 + 684 + 30
    = 372 ft

    you could also use calculus on your equation to get t at max h
    at top,
    dh/dt = 0 = -32 t + 148
    leading to the same old t

    If you do not know calculus then you must resort to completing the square on that parabola to find the vertex
    h = –16t² + 148t + 30

    t^2 - 9.25 t - 1.875 = = h/16

    t^2 -9.25 t = h/16 + 1.875

    t^2 - 9.25 t + 21.4 = h/16 + 23.3
    (t - 4.63)^2 = (1/16)( h - 372)
    lo and behold, t = 4.63 and h = 372 again

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  14. Still D

    Reaches a maximum height of 372.25 feet after 4.63 seconds.

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