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Need help solving for a variable

  1. Sep 16, 2006 #1
    can someone show the steps to go from

    To Here:
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 16, 2006 #2
    Recall the quadratic equation,

    [tex] x = \frac{-b \pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a} [/tex]

    In the expression you have, note:
    [tex] a = \frac{1}{2}a_y [/tex]
    [tex] b = v_0 [/tex]
    [tex] c = -y [/tex]
  4. Sep 16, 2006 #3
    ahhh OK, thanks for that
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2006
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