Question #ccb40

1 Answer
Mar 4, 2017

Answer:

Explanation below:
- 10m
- 2sec

Explanation:

Start by setting #t = 0 implies h = 10#, so the diver is 10m above the water line to start with.

When the diver hits the waterline, we can say that:

#h(t) = 0#

#implies -5t^2 + 5t + 10 = 0#

#implies t^2 - t -2 = 0#

Which we can factor as:

#(t - 2)(t+1) = 0 implies t = -1, 2#

The negative solution is nonsense, so the diver hits the waterline at #t = 2#s.