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Can you solve this?

  1. Jun 5, 2008 #1
    How do you solve this problem?

    An object of mass 0.5 kg is thrown straight upward with an initial speed of 8 m/s. Its total flight time - from release to impact - is 3s. From what height was the object thrown? (Ignore effects due to the air.)


    I am not a physics student. I am a virologist who is trying to learn general physics for tutoring purposes. Just thought this would be a good place to post. Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2008
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  3. Jun 5, 2008 #2
    I think you're looking for the homework help forums.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2008 #3

    Kurdt

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    Yes I can solve it but this sounds like homework so what have you tried so far?
     
  5. Jun 5, 2008 #4
    Sorry, guys, I just read the post about homework. I will post there instead.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2008 #5
    i'm confused... so the object was thrown upward, flew for 3 seconds and then hit something ?
     
  7. Jun 6, 2008 #6

    tiny-tim

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    Yes … it hit the physics student who threw it … on the head! :biggrin:
     
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