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How to find vertical distance given speed and time?

  1. Sep 19, 2012 #1
    A baseball is thrown horizontally off a cliff with a speed of 10 ms-1. What is the vertical distance, to the nearest tenth of a meter, that the ball has fallen after 4.7 seconds?
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  3. Sep 19, 2012 #2
  4. Sep 19, 2012 #3
    yes,but this ques are asking for VERTICAL instead of horizontal? is there any difference in calculation?
  5. Sep 19, 2012 #4
    It was vertical in the other question as well. The arrow's horizontal motion was irrelevant, all you were asked to do was find the vertical displacement during a known period of constant acceleration.

    Although if it did happen to be horizontal, the same equation would still apply.
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