A fountain on a lake sprays water in a parabolic arch modeled by the equation y = -0.3x2 + 3x. A beam of light modeled by the equation -2x + 5.5y = 19.5 passes through the fountain to create a rainbow effect. If the beam cuts the water spray at points A and B, such that point B is at a higher level than point A, what distance from the ground level is point A?

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a) 1.66 units b) 4.15 units c) 5.44 units d) 6.14 units e) 7.13 units

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