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  1. Jul 27, 2009 #1
    If a high diver plunges from 36m above the water, what is the length of the time interval during which the diver falls through the air? - assume that throughout their dive, the diver is falling vertically from rest with an acceleration of [tex]10\ ms^{-2}[/tex]

    I'm not sure how to answer this. I think I'm missing something really basic here.

    Thanks for your help.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2009
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  3. Jul 27, 2009 #2


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    Could you list the equation(s) you think are relevant to this problem? Hint: kinematic equations.
  4. Jul 27, 2009 #3
    Oh. I've got it now. [tex]x=\frac{at^2}{2}[/tex]. I missed that one when I looked through my formulas.

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