As you look out of your dorm window, a flower pot suddenly falls past. The pot is visible for a time [tex]t[/tex] , and the vertical length of your window is [tex]L_w[/tex]. Take down to be the positive direction, so that downward velocities are positive and the acceleration due to gravity is the positive quantity [tex]g[/tex] .(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Assume that the flower pot was dropped by someone on the floor above you (rather than thrown downward).

From what height [tex]h[/tex] above the bottom of your window was the flower pot dropped?

Express your answer in terms of [tex]L_W, t,[/tex] and [tex]g[/tex].

I'm trying to find the position right? so i'm going to use the position formula:

x = x(0) + v(0)t + 1/2at^2

well i know that initial velocity is 0, so...

x = [tex]L_W + 1/2*g*t^2[/tex]

is this correct?

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# Homework Help: At what height is this flower pot dropped?

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