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Homework Help: Magnitude of the overall Velocity problem

  1. Sep 23, 2007 #1
    1. A plane drops a package from a height of 3230 m. The plane's horizontal velocity was 110 m/s at the instant the package was dropped. What is the magnitude of the overall velocity of the hamper at the instant it touches the ground?

    2. d=vo(t) + 1/2at^2

    3. dx
    vx 110
    t 25.7

    voY 0
    aY -9.8
    dY -3230
    t 25.7

    I found the time from the equation above. How would you find the overall velocity, and then how would you find the magnitude of the overall velocity?
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 23, 2007 #2
    Calculate the final velocity by using the fact that the box is experiencing a constant acceleration. To find the 'overall' velocity, note velocity's vector nature.
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