A.6.14.3 Flight of Two Baseballs

Here is a graph that represents the height of a baseball, h, in feet as a function of time, t, in seconds after it was hit by Player A. The function g defined by g(t) = (-16t - 1)(t - 4) also represents the height in feet of a baseball seconds after it was hit by Player B. Without graphing function g, answer the following questions and explain how you know. Which player’s baseball stayed in flight longer?

Which player’s baseball reached a greater maximum height?

How can you find the height at which each baseball was hit?