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Homework Help: Free Fall Problem - Please Just Check Work

  1. Sep 20, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A bolt comes loose from the bottom of an elevator when it is at a height of 15 m above the bottom of the elevator shaft. If the elevator is originally moving upward at a speed of 7.5 m/sec, assuming that the elevator continues to ascend at a constant speed, how high above the ground will the elevator be when the bolt reaches the ground.

    2. Relevant equations

    Seen in attempt.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I am graded X/10 based on whether my answer is correct and if I show all work possible for this problem.

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