But I'll be an ass and make you wait 'til the end of the post to know the answer. After all, she made us wait three classes.
(Yes, we had three Algebra classes today. It wasn't very fun.)
|Our math teacher. She's lucky she's old and cute.|
She asked us several questions to try to clarify some things. But no one saw what was practical in throwing a ball from a 144 ft. building (It could hurt someone. It should be illegal.) and no one knew how to illustrate it.
She gave us two more questions:
d) When will the ball hit the ground?
e) Graph. (Not a question, I know)
This is what I came up with:
But the point is (hehe bad pun) the origin should be on the top of the building. Not the ground. And to get the time it takes for the ball to hit the ground, use -144 for H.
How the person was able to throw the ball 144 ft up in the air, I have no idea.
But I'm pretty sure we do need yesterday's naked hunky dude with a fake tan and blond hair with superhuman powers for this job.
Lesson learned: If hit by a ball near a 144 ft. building, look up for naked madman throwing balls. Yes. I know. It sounds wrong.
|This is our teacher, pelting my friend with bits of chalk to help us visualize the trajectory thing.|
SHE'S SO CUTE.
And yes, she really did this.