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As I understand, the distance covered by an object in free fall is described as d = [itex]\frac{1}{2}[/itex]gt^{2 }or d = 5t^{2}on earth. Objects accelerate at 10 m/s^{2}.

Using the first equation, if an object has fallen for 5 seconds then it has covered a distance of 125 meters. If objects, however, accelerate at 10 m/s^{2}, then why hasn't the object fallen 50 meters?

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# Distance covered in free fall

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