Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 4 Quadratic Functions and Factoring - 4.8 Use the Quadratic Formula and the Discriminant - 4.8 Exercises - Skill Practice - Page 296: 2


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One application is if you were shooting off a model rocket and wanted to know how long it will take to land. This equation is a general equation for projectile motion, so it will approximate the time the rocket is in the air, if you know the initial velocity from the rocket's box.
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