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Free fall question

  1. Mar 9, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    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?
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  3. Mar 9, 2009 #2


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