# You throw a ball straight up from a rooftop. The ball misses the rooftop on its way down and eventually

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You throw a ball straight up from a rooftop. The ball misses the rooftop on its way down and eventually strikes the ground. A mathematical model can be used to describe the relationship for the ball’s height above the ground, y, after x seconds. Consider the following data:

a. Find the quadratic function y = ax^{2} + bx + c whose graph passes through the given points.

b. Use the function in part (a) to find the value for y when x = 5. Describe what this means.

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**5**Section: Exercise 5.2

Problem: 31

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