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x = (sqrt of 2h/g)v

from these two equations:

h = .5gt^2

x = vt

Thanks... just can't figure this out!

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x = (sqrt of 2h/g)v

from these two equations:

h = .5gt^2

x = vt

Thanks... just can't figure this out!

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do you mean [tex] \sqrt{\frac{2h}{g}} v [/tex]

Start off with the first equation. Replace what can be replaced in this equation. Rearrange and you're there!

Start off with the first equation. Replace what can be replaced in this equation. Rearrange and you're there!

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yes, this is the formula, it was for a lab so we were using x as a distance

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TD

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[tex]h = \frac{{gt^2 }}

{2} \Leftrightarrow t^2 = \frac{{2h}}

{g} \Leftrightarrow t = \sqrt {\frac{{2h}}

{g}} [/tex]

All that's left is substituting it in [itex]x = vt[/itex]

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but there is no way to combine the x=vt with it?

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TD

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That's what you have to do now. Substitute the expression we found for t in the formula x = vt...

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Tom Mattson

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Yes, there is. Take [itex]x=vt[/itex] and solve for [itex]t[/itex], then substitute.

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Are you kiddin' me, buddy? How about [tex]t = \frac{{x}}

{v} [/tex]

{v} [/tex]

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x = (sqrt of 2h/g)v

from these two equations:

h = .5gt^2

x = vt

i still dont understand how to do that

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Tom Mattson

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The complete solution is right here in this thread.

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