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The use of the distance formula, d = rt, is not appropriate for this kind of problem. The reason is the distance formula applies in cases of constant motion (speed) whereas this problem involves acceleration (due to gravity).
You have the appropriate function of distance (really height) as a function of time.
The question here is...when will the ball reach a height (distance) of 112 feet after being thrown upward?
To find out, wou want to set the given function of s(t) equal to 112 ft. and solve for the time, t.
Subtract 112 from both sides.
Factor out a t.
Apply the zero product principle.
At t = 0 seconds, the ball is at 112 feet because that the initial height of the throw.
Add 16t to both sides.
Divide both sides by 16.
The ball will be at 112 feet again in 6 seconds.