hi iJamJL!
Quote by iJamJL
I think I should be using F=ma, and to find the acceleration, I can take the second derivative of the given formula. However, I forget whether that is allowed in onedimension. If not, then do I use F=mg?

if you need to find the force, then yes you use F = ma
and yes the acceleration
is the second derviative, even in three dimensions!
(what is worrying you about that?
)
To find the distance, I plugged in 1.49 into the formula they gave, and I got (48.5). I know that to find work, the formula is W=F*s, so in order to find the force, I'm not sure which formula to use.

yes, that does give you the
total distance
but W = F*s only works if F is constant
here, F
isn't constant, so you would have to use W = ∫ F.ds
however it might be simpler to use the workenergy theorem, and calculate the difference in kinetic energy