• anonymous
The height h in feet of a baseball on Earth after t seconds can be modeled by the function h(t) = -16(t – 1.5)2 + 36, where -16 is a constant in ft/s2 due to Earth's gravity. The gravity on Mars is only 0.38 times that on Earth. If the same baseball were thrown on Mars, it would reach a maximum height 59 feet higher and 2.5 seconds later than on Earth. Write a height function for the baseball thrown on Mars.
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  • campbell_st
so this equation for earth has a vertex at (1.5, 36) so the max height is 36 ft and this occurs at t = 1.5 sec you need to change this so that the vertex moves to t 1.5 + 2.5 and the height increases to 59 ft
  • campbell_st
I'd expect the value of -16 needs to be multiplied by 0.38 hope it helps

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