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Homework Help: Finding the speed?

  1. Apr 26, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    65kg diver dives off 10m tower. What is the divers speed on hitting the water?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I am not sure where to start. When I solve for one variable using an equation, I find that there is a variable within that equation that is yet to be found.

    Thank you for any help :-)
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  3. Apr 27, 2016 #2


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    Instead of worrying about extraneous variables, concentrate on what equation you would use to calculate the speed of the diver after he falls 10 m.

    You know, something involving gravity and distance traveled.
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