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A hot air balloon is rising

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Homework Statement

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?

Homework Equations

y=ynot+vnotΔt+1/2aΔt^2



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
 

Answers and Replies

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actually iam getting the t to be 0.925s
 
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wrong math on that ....now its right!!
 

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