1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data a hot air balloon is ascending at the rate of 10 m/s and is 61 m above the ground when a package is dropped over the side. with what speed does it hit the ground 2. Relevant equations y(final) - y(initial)= vt + .5at^2 v(final)=v(initial) + at a= -g = 9.8 m/s v(initial)= 10m/s y(initial)=61m y(final)=0m v(final)=? t=4.69 s and -2.65 3. The attempt at a solution what i did was used the equation V(final)=V(inital) + at and plugged in the numbers V(final)= 10m + 9.8(4.69) = 55.962 not sure what i am doing wrong. am i using the wrong initial velocity?