Free fall question

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Homework Statement


A small first-aid kit is dropped by a rock
climber who is descending steadily at 1.2 m/s.
a) After 4.2 s, what is the velocity of the
first-aid kit? Answer in units of m/s.

Ok i know that the velocity after the 4.2 sec is -42.36 however the question asks how far is the kit below the climber after the 4.2 sec.
I tried using deltay=vit+1/2at^2 but it is wrong
can someone help me or tell me what is it iam doing wrong?
Thanks
 

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LowlyPion
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Did you also account for the distance the climber descended while the kit was dropping?
 

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