So the problem is this: A rocket is launched straight up with a constant acceleration. Four seconds after liftoff a bolt falls off the rocket and hits the ground 6 seconds later. What was the rockets acceleration?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Well the initial velocity of the rocket is 0m/s and the velocity of the rocket at four seconds is equal to the initial velocity of the screw. The acceleration of the screw is -g and at first I assumed the distance the bolt fell is the same as the distance the rocket went up but i didn't take into account the fact the the bolt would continue to move up for a tiny bit before it started to fall. Thats all I can get , can someone point me in the right direction here. I know I know how to solve it but i can't find a formula or group of formulas to use.

Thanks Alot

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# Homework Help: Kinematics problem- seems easy but having trouble

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