Distance covered in free fall

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Hi,

As I understand, the distance covered by an object in free fall is described as d = $\frac{1}{2}$gt2 or d = 5t2 on earth. Objects accelerate at 10 m/s2.

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/s2, then why hasn't the object fallen 50 meters?

Thanks,

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As I understand, the distance covered by an object in free fall is described as d = $\frac{1}{2}$gt2 or d = 5t2 on earth. Objects accelerate at 10 m/s2.