1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: A hot air balloon is rising

  1. Sep 11, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A hot-air balloon is rising upward with a constant speed of 2.51m/s. When the balloon is 3.01m above the ground, the balloonist accidentally drops a compass over the side of the balloon. How much time elapses before the compass hits the ground?

    2. Relevant equations y=ynot+vnotΔt+1/2aΔt^2

    3. The attempt at a solution i used the quadratic equation to find t which was 0.014s
    but i dont know where to go from here i have to find the rang but when i do that i get wrong answer
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 11, 2012 #2
    actually iam getting the t to be 0.925s
  4. Sep 11, 2012 #3
    wrong math on that ....now its right!!
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook