A load of bricks is lifted by a crane at a steady velocity of 5.0 m/s when one brick falls off 6.0 m above the ground. (a) Sketch the position of the brick y(t) versus time, from the moment it leaves the pallet until it hits the ground. (b) What is the greatest height the brick reaches above the ground? (c) How long does it take to reach the ground? (d) What is its speed just before it hits the ground?
The Attempt at a Solution
I'm not sure where to even begin. The answers are in the back of the book, and the graph for part A is completely different than I thought. A time interval isn't given. I'm just really unsure of what to do here.