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June 1st, 2014, 01:15 PM   #1
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Solving for a Variable In Terms of Another

h = 1/2gt^2 + v(subscript 0)t for t
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You have a quadratic equation in $t$. If you can't factor it, you can use the equation for the roots of a quadratic equation (which is obtained by completing the square).
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As it's a quadratic equation, there are usually two solutions. Often, only one is relevant, but problems are sometimes set where both solutions are relevant.
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