A ball was thrown upward into the air. The height, in feet, of the ball above the ground t seconds after being thrown can be determined by the expression 16t² + 40t + 7. What is the meaning of the 7 in the expression?
In 16t² + 40t + 7, the constant term 7 is the yintercept of the graph. Where the graph hits the yaxis.
In other words, it is the starting height from which the ball was thrown. The ball was thrown from an initial height of 7 feet above the ground. Ask Algebra House
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