Hey, I came across this site on one of my many google searchs on my quest to solve this problem, and was hoping someone could help me out. The following word problem is the one I am trying to solve: An object is dropped from 100 feet up. Negating wind resistance, calculate the time it took for the object to hit the ground. What I know is as follows: x = 100 feet a = -9.8m/s^2 v_o = 0m/s. The formula I have tried is 100 = v_o + 0.5(-9.8t). Obviously, it's the wrong formula as I get the wrong answer everytime (the answer I get is 6.1 or 6.2 seconds, can't remember at the moment). I chose that formula because it doesn't require the final velocity at the bottom. I suspect I need to find the final velocity, but I don't know how to go about that. Any help would be appreciated! BTW, I registered earlier with the name "Micah," but it never sent me an activation e-mail. Not sure if that's a problem with my e-mail provider (AOL, yay) or the forum. If possible, I'd rather use "Micah" rather than Micah18, so if the admin could resend the activation e-mail (if that is even possible) that would be nice.