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Homework Help: How do you solve this problem?

  1. Sep 3, 2012 #1
    A load of bricks is being lifted by a crane at a velocity of 5 m/s when one brick falls off 6m above the ground. What is the greatest height the brick reaches above the ground?

    How do you solve it?

    The attempt at a solution
    Since it fell of 6 meters above the ground, the greatest height it reached was 6 meters.

    But I'm not sure. Am I missing something?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 3, 2012 #2
    What velocity did the brick have just before it separated?
     
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