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Sep211, 03:29 PM

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Physics: Only three variables and I don't know how to solve? here is one problem: Heather and Jerry are standing on a bridge 50 m above a river. Heather throws a rock straight down with a speed of 20 m/s . Jerry, at exactly the same instant of time, throws a rock straight up with the same speed. Ignore air resistance.  I need to find the time elapsed between the splashes. A rock is tossed straight up with a velocity of +20 m/s. When it returns, it falls into a hole 10m deep. I need to find velocity and time for the rock at the moment it reaches the bottom of the hole . For both of these I only have three variables, Velocity initial, change in X, and A. Should I assume that the V final is 0 in these?? otherwise I am confused. Thanks!! 2. Relevant equations all 5 standard kinematics 3. The attempt at a solution The questions is conceptual...currently i cannot attempt an answer as far as I know. 


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Sep211, 03:47 PM

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You have 3 variables, not including one variable that you want to find (work out what this one is first!) Then go through your 5 equations and use the one that includes all 4. You might have to do some rearranging!



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Sep211, 04:02 PM

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The first of your questions is easier than it looks, if you see the trick...



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