# A soccer player kicks the ball to a height of 1 meter inside the goal. The equation for the height h of the ball at time t is #h=-4.9t^2-5t+2#, how do you find the time the ball reached the goal?

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Nov 9, 2016

#### Answer:

Please see the explanation for steps leading to the answer:

#### Explanation:

Set h = 1 and the solve for t:

Use the quadratic formula but discard the negative value, because negative time makes no sense: