Just tell me if this is even possible

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In summary, it is possible to find the time and speed at which a tennis ball thrown down a building hits the floor if given the initial speed and length of the building. This can be done using the kinematic motion equations for constant acceleration, with the acceleration in this scenario being 9.8 m/s^2 due to the force of gravity.
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Let's say that my friend throws a tennis ball down a building.

is it possible for me to find the time at which it hits the floor and at what speed it it is when it hits the floor. If he only tells me the initial speed and length of the building?



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(according to my thoughts, it seems impossible unless he tells me the time interval or the final speed, idk am i suppose to use the -9.8 acceleration for something?)
 
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yes, it is possible. You need the kinematic motion equations for constant acceleration. In this problem, once the ball leaves the thrower's hand, at an initial speed, the ball is now subject only to the force of gravity, thus, it's acceleration must be ____?____.
 
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PhanthomJay said:
yes, it is possible. You need the kinematic motion equations for constant acceleration. In this problem, once the ball leaves the thrower's hand, at an initial speed, the ball is now subject only to the force of gravity, thus, it's acceleration must be ____?____.

9.8 m/s^2



Thanks a lot for the reply .
 
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