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As a runaway scientific balloon ascends at 19.6 m/s, one of its instrument packages breaks free of a harness and free-falls. The figure below gives the vertical velocity of the package versus time, from before it breaks free to when it reaches the ground.

(a) What maximum height above the break-free point does it rise?

(b) How high is the break-free point above the ground?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

i know part A is 19.6 m

i just can't seem to get the correct answer for part B

these are the variables that i have and i think i'll need

V0=0 m/s

t=6.0 s

a=-9.8 m/s/s

y-y0=?

i used this kinematic equation

y-y0=vt-1/2at^2

but the answer still isn't correct

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# Homework Help: Free Fall Acceleration Problem

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