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gmunoz18

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A hot-air balloon is rising upward with a constant speed of 2.60 m/s. When the balloon is 3.20 m above the ground, the balloonist accidentally drops a compass over the side of the balloon. How much time elapses before the compass hits the ground?

so first i did the time it took for the balloon to reach 3.2 meters which was 3.2/2.6= 1.23 seconds

and than i did the falling object which i got .808 seconds. using -9.8 as acceleration and found used the basic kinematic equations to get the .808 seconds

i added these together for the round trip to hit the ground and got 2.0389 seconds but this number is not right i don't know what I am doing wrong. I've tried just the regular fall from the balloon and it didnt work. I am lost confused why it isn't working and frustrated thanks a lot in advance