1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data In an action movie, the villain is rescued from the ocean by grabbing onto the ladder hanging from a helicopter. He is so intent on gripping the ladder that he lets go of his briefcase of counterfeit money when he is 130m above the water. 2. Relevant equations Vf=Vi+ax*delta t (Vf)squared=(Vi)squared + 2(ax)*delta x 3. The attempt at a solution I think I'm supposed to use the first equation to figure out Vi. I calculated Vf using acceleration of 9.8 *6s, which equals 58.8 m/s. But if i throw in Vf, a, and delta t, into the first equation, Vi equals 1. I dont know if this is right so far, but I'm stuck here so any help would be appreciated. Thanks.