Laurie O.

asked • 02/22/18

quadratic question

If air resistance is ignored, a projectile such as a rifle bullet or a cannonball follows a parabolic path. Suppose a cannonball fired from the origin follows the graph
y = x − 0.0005x2,
where both x and y are measured in feet.

How far downrange will the cannonball hit the ground?

ft

1 Expert Answer

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Andrew M. answered • 02/22/18

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