Problem: A ball is thrown into the air with an initial upward velocity of 46 ft/s if height(h) in feet after t seconds is given by the function h = -16t2 + 46t + 6.  After how many seconds will the ball hit the ground?

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At the ground, h = 0 feet.

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A ball is thrown into the air with an initial upward velocity of 46 ft/s if height(h) in feet after t seconds is given by the function h = -16t2 + 46t + 6.  After how many seconds will the ball hit the ground?

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