Fundamental question

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If somthing falls 10 meters (at 10m/s), ignoring air resistance, why does it take 1.4s to land instead of just one?

I suppose i am simply having a brain fart but this is bothering me....
 

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If somthing falls 10 meters (at 10m/s), ignoring air resistance, why does it take 1.4s to land instead of just one?

I suppose i am simply having a brain fart but this is bothering me....
Taking g = 10 m/s2, after 1 second the speed will be 10 m/s. But realize that it started from rest, so the average speed during that first second is only 5 m/s, thus it only fell 5 meters during that first second.
 
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perfect. thanks so much, you definitely just cleared that up for me!
 

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