A hot air balloon is rising at 5.0 m/s when a bag is released. Five seconds later, how far below the hot air balloon is the sand bag. Answer: 122.5 m.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

So I use the equation (1/2)(a)(t)^2 to figure out the distance the bag has traveled. I use the equation -Vt to figure out how far the balloon has risen. I end up getting 97.5 m when I combine the 2 but when I use just (1/2)(a)(t)^2, I get the correct answer.. Can someone please explain to me what I'm doing wrong?

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