1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data If the effects of air acting on falling raindrops are ignored, then we can treat raindrops as freely falling objects. Rain clouds are typically a few hundred feet up in the sky. Estimate the speed which raindrops would strike the ground if they were freely falling objects. 2. Relevant equations vf^2=vo^2+2as vf-TARGET v0- 0 s- 200 a- -9.8 3. The attempt at a solution Ok I know the answer, but I don't understand something. What I did was put all my knowns into the equation. Then this is what it looks like. vf^2= -3920 That is obviously unreal. Then I see that there is a problem with the acceleration. WHY? I thought acceleration of freely falling objects was -9.8.