Homework questions, help or hints much appreciated =D

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1. A ball is thrown upward. Its initial vertical speed is 10.4 m/s, acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s^2, and maximum height hmax are shown in the figure below. What is its height, hmax? Answer in units of m. Neglect: air resistance

For this one I used 3 different formulas in different ways and each answer I got was wrong when I checked it. I divided 10.4 and 9.8 and got .9423076923 for time. Then I plugged that into a distance formula of d=ViT+1/2aT^2 and got 16.55510205 which was wrong.

2.A ball is thrown upward. Its initial vertical speed is v0, acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s^2, and maximum height is 5.5 m, as shown in the figure below. What is its initial vertical speed, v0? Answer in units of m/s. Neglect: Air resistance

So since the initial vertical speed is v0 wouldnt the initial velocity just be 0?? And so the answer is 0??
 

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1. A ball is thrown upward. Its initial vertical speed is 10.4 m/s, acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s^2, and maximum height hmax are shown in the figure below. What is its height, hmax? Answer in units of m. Neglect: air resistance

For this one I used 3 different formulas in different ways and each answer I got was wrong when I checked it. I divided 10.4 and 9.8 and got .9423076923 for time. Then I plugged that into a distance formula of d=ViT+1/2aT^2 and got 16.55510205 which was wrong.
Did you plug in the negative sign for gravitational acceleration?

2.A ball is thrown upward. Its initial vertical speed is v0, acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s^2, and maximum height is 5.5 m, as shown in the figure below. What is its initial vertical speed, v0? Answer in units of m/s. Neglect: Air resistance
What does the velocity of the ball equal at the point of the maximum height?
 

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