1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data You are riding in a hot air balloon at an altitude of 167 meters traveling at a horizontal speed of 24 m/s. If you fall out of the basket, how long will it take you to hit the ground? How far will you travel horizontally in this time. What is your total speed when you hit the ground? 2. Relevant equations Vyf=Vyo-ag*t y=Vyo*t-1/2ag*t^2 3. The attempt at a solution My horrendous knowledge of physics has led to this. I used the second equation and I got: 167=Vyo*t-4.9t^2. So basically I don't know the initial velocity or time in the equation and I'm sooooo confused. :( I appreciate all the help.