A ball was thrown upward into the air. The height, in feet, of the ball above the ground

A.) The ball takes 3 seconds to reach its maximum height.

B.) The ball takes 3 seconds to reach the ground.

C.) The ball was thrown from a height of 3 feet.

D.) The ball reaches a maximum height of 3 feet.

*t*seconds after being thrown can be determined by the expression -16*t*² + 40*t*+ 3. What is the meaning of the 3 in the expression. Select the correct answer.A.) The ball takes 3 seconds to reach its maximum height.

B.) The ball takes 3 seconds to reach the ground.

C.) The ball was thrown from a height of 3 feet.

D.) The ball reaches a maximum height of 3 feet.

A ball being thrown into the air takes the flight path in the shape of a parabola. If the ball is being thrown, under normal conditions, it's likely to be thrown a small distance above ground level.

The graph of the equation -16t² + 40t + 3 = 0 is at the left.

Imagine this graph being the picture of the ball being thrown into the air. As you can see, the ball is being thrown from a starting height of 3 feet (the y-coordinate), when the time is 0 seconds (the x-coordinate).

**C.) The ball was thrown from a height of 3 feet.**