# Find velocity of a moment before terminal velocity is reached?

1. Oct 9, 2012

### trivk96

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Given g = 9.8 m/s
2
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A sky diver of mass 69 kg jumps from a
slowly moving aircraft and eventually reachesher terminal velocity 56 m/s.
What was (the magnitude of) her acceleration at the moment her velocity was only
v1 = 39 m/s (directed vertically down)?
I got the answer to this as 5.0468

Now consider the same sky diver jumping out
of a faster airplane. At some point before she
reaches her terminal velocity, she has velocity
~v2 of magnitude 34.2 m/s in the direction 56◦
below hirizontal.
What is the magnitude of the sky diver’s
acceleration at that point in time?

i have no idea how to do this one. Can someone show me how or point me in the right direction
2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

2. Oct 9, 2012

### Staff: Mentor

Is there something missing here ↑↑↑ perhaps due to mis-editing?
Can you show your working so we can see how you did it? I don't get that answer.