# Solve for t 0=-4.9(t-1.25)^2+9

0=-4.9(t-1.25)2+9
Simplify -4.9(t-1.25)2+9.
Simplify each term.
Rewrite (t-1.25)2 as (t-1.25)(t-1.25).
0=-4.9((t-1.25)(t-1.25))+9
Expand (t-1.25)(t-1.25) using the FOIL Method.
Apply the distributive property.
0=-4.9(t(t-1.25)-1.25(t-1.25))+9
Apply the distributive property.
0=-4.9(t⋅t+t⋅-1.25-1.25(t-1.25))+9
Apply the distributive property.
0=-4.9(t⋅t+t⋅-1.25-1.25t-1.25⋅-1.25)+9
0=-4.9(t⋅t+t⋅-1.25-1.25t-1.25⋅-1.25)+9
Simplify and combine like terms.
Simplify each term.
Multiply t by t.
0=-4.9(t2+t⋅-1.25-1.25t-1.25⋅-1.25)+9
Move -1.25 to the left of t.
0=-4.9(t2-1.25⋅t-1.25t-1.25⋅-1.25)+9
Multiply -1.25 by -1.25.
0=-4.9(t2-1.25t-1.25t+1.5625)+9
0=-4.9(t2-1.25t-1.25t+1.5625)+9
Subtract 1.25t from -1.25t.
0=-4.9(t2-2.5t+1.5625)+9
0=-4.9(t2-2.5t+1.5625)+9
Apply the distributive property.
0=-4.9t2-4.9(-2.5t)-4.9⋅1.5625+9
Simplify.
Multiply -2.5 by -4.9.
0=-4.9t2+12.25t-4.9⋅1.5625+9
Multiply -4.9 by 1.5625.
0=-4.9t2+12.25t-7.65625+9
0=-4.9t2+12.25t-7.65625+9
0=-4.9t2+12.25t-7.65625+9
0=-4.9t2+12.25t+1.34375
0=-4.9t2+12.25t+1.34375
Graph each side of the equation. The solution is the x-value of the point of intersection.
t≈-0.10526185,2.60526185
Solve for t 0=-4.9(t-1.25)^2+9

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