Passengers on the drop, a free fall ride at the fair, sits in cars that are raised to the top of the tower. the cars are released for 2.6 s of free fall.
a) how fast are the passengers moving at the end of the free fall phase? -25.506 m/s
b) if the cars in which they ride come to rest in 1.2 s what is the avg acceleration? +21.255 m/s^2
c) what is the total distance they ride? 66 meters
d) one girls shoes falls off at the top when the ride begins. how fast is it moving when it reaches the ground?
e) how long is the shoe on the ground when the girl arrives?
The Attempt at a Solution
Im stuck on d and e.
I thought vi=0 vf=? xi=33 xf=66 a=-9.8m/s^2
and i tried to use vf=vi+at but i get 25.48 and my notes say it should be 48.4 m...but I might have written my notes wrong...?