Motion in One Dimension

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Homework Statement



Heather and Jerry are standing on a bridge 46 m above a river. Heather throws a rock straight down with a speed of 30 m/s. Jerry, at exactly the same instant of time, throws a rock straight up with the same speed. Ignore air resistance. How much time elapses between the first splash and the second splash?

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Solve for the time it takes both rocks to hit the water under a constant gravitational acceleration. You know initial velocity, displacement, and acceleration. All that you need is time. So find the best kinematic equation for your problem.
 

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