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## Homework Statement

(a) Estimate the terminal speed of a wooden sphere (density 0.870 g/cm3) falling through air, if its radius is 8.50 cm and its drag coefficient is 0.500. (The density of air is 1.20 kg/m3.)

(b) From what height would a freely falling object reach this speed in the absence of air resistance?

## Homework Equations

m = p_sphere*V

A = pi*r^2

v_t= sqrt(2mg/Dp_airA)

## The Attempt at a Solution

m = (870 kg/m^3)(4/3)pi(0.085 m)^3 = 2.24 kg

A = pi(0.085 m)^2 = 0.0227 m^2

v_t = sqrt[2(2.24 kg)(9.80 m/s^2)/(0.500)(1.20 kg/m^3)(0.0227 m^3)] = 56.8 m/s

WebAssign keeps telling me I'm within 10% of the correct answer. What am I doing wrong so that I will get the correct answer?

Thanks,

Mark