Hello! I'm a new user. I'm currently a college student taking Physics. I have previous Calculus experience, so the mathematical area isn't what I'm having problems in.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

There is a question that I was assigned that has got be running around in circles trying to answer. The question appears:

A roof tile falls from rest from the top of a building. An observer inside the building notices that it takes 0.26 seconds for the tile to pass her window, whose height is 1.6 meters. How far above the top of this window is the roof?

At the moment, I know that I have

time = 0.20 seconds

window height = 1.6 meters

gravity acc = 9.8 m/s^2

But I don't know where to go from here. I was trying to use the equation :

v = vknot + a(subscriptx) x delta t

But I don't know if that would even apply to this problem.

Thank you for any help, assistance, or method of starting this problem! :D

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# Homework Help: Falling Roof Tile Problem

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