1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A person trips against a table, causing a glass to fall off the edge. An excellent human reaction time is 0.25 seconds. In that time, how far wil the glass fall? Assume that immediately (after 0.25 s has elapsed) begin to acclerate your hand so that you grab the glass when it is 6 in from the floor. What constant acceleration was necessary, and how fast was your hand traveling when you contacted the glass? Assume your hand moved in a straight line. 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I find the position vector of the hand to be: I get the position vector of the glass to be: I need to find the time it takes for the glass to fall to y=0.5: So the hand only has 0.46 seconds to reach the glass. However, when I plug this into the position vector of the hand to find a_x and a_y and find the magnitude of the acceleration, I get like twenty-something ft/s^2 which is far below the correct answer of 241 ft/s^2. What am I doing wrong?! Please help asap!