Football question (kinematics)

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In summary, the problem involves a football being kicked from a height of 2.0m and reaching a maximum height of 8.0m. The initial velocity and time taken to reach the maximum height need to be calculated. With the given variables, the problem can be solved using the one-dimensional free-fall equations and assuming the initial velocity to be 0. Using the given data, the acceleration is -9.8m/s^2 and the final velocity is 0. By applying the appropriate equations, the initial velocity and time taken can be determined.
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Homework Statement

A foot ball is kicked from a height of 2.0 m to a maximum height of 8.0m. Calculate the football's initial velocity and the time taken to reach the maximum height.

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I could solve it if i was given time, acceleration or vf or v i but only two variables are given and that too of the same. Can someone help me. I could assume vi is 0, but i have no idea how to approach this
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If this is a one-dimensional free-fall problem , then this is how you solve it:

Your Δx is 6
Final velocity is given to you: Since it says maximum height, at that height your final velocity will be 0.
Most importantly, your acceleration will be -9.8 m/s^2 since once the football is in the air, gravity is the only force acting on it.

With those given data, just go to your big four, and voila! :)
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Ahh i see, yea now it makes sense. Thanks a lot!

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