You are at an airport watching people go by on a "people mover" conveyer belt that moves at a constant speed of 0.60m/s. As a person goes by, they drop a button from a height of 1.2m. What is the average speed that you observe for the button as it falls to the ground?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

well i have:

x=1.2m

v=0.60 m/s

a = 0

so i'll use this formula:

V^2=v(0)^2 +2a(x-x(0))

well a is 0 so the right side cancels to zero.

and v(0) = 0.60

so that means the answer is 0.60m/s, but it's incorrectly. the answer should be 2.5m/s. can someone tell me what i'm doing wrong?

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# Homework Help: Average speed that you observe for the button as it falls

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