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Homer Hickim and his friends shoot off a rocket. A fire is reported 3 miles away from the launch pad (1mile = 5289 feet). Homer and his friends are accused of the fire.

Homer knows that the rocket took 14 seconds to come down from its highest point. This means that the rocket was in the air for about 28 seconds before it hit the ground. Use the following equation from the movie to find out the initial velocity of the rocket in feet per second.

s = 1/2at^2 + vt

a= -32

t= time in seconds

s= altitude in feet

v= initial velocity

14x5280 = 1/2(-32)(28)^2+v(28) <--- this is what i came up with for my equation... im not sure wether the value of S is right, s=alititude how would i find altitude for this problem?

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# Homework Help: Altitude Problem

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