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Algebraic Equation help - Simple?

  1. Sep 18, 2005 #1
    Hey all -

    I'm just looking for some help on an algebraic equation, I seem to have forgotten how to isolate t from this type of equation --

    x = v_0t + 1/2at^2

    What do you all think?

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  3. Sep 18, 2005 #2


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    It's a quadratic in t.

    Use the quadratic formula to solve for t.

    if ax² + bx + c = 0
    [tex]x = \frac{-b \pm \sqrt{b^2 - 4ac}}{2a}[/tex]
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