Big Bertha Quadratics

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To start off, Big Bertha was a very large siege gun, known as a howitzer, used by the Germans during World War I. This howitzer was the most powerful at the time and was used to demolish enemy fortresses. When firing the Big Bertha, it is very important to know how to use quadratics so that you can fire the shell accurately over long distances. The quadratic formula can be used to find the maximum height and distance the shell can be fired. First off, the quadratic equation in standard form needs to be used in order to plug in the variables such as the velocity and the original height the projectile came from. The path of the shell is represented by y=-0.0196x²+1.37x.The variable “y” represents the height of the shell and “x” represents the

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