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I have been racking my brains on this one, and I am sure it is an easy question for most. My teacher has been skipping chapters and jumping around in our text a lot and I cannot get the formula to solve this problem. If anyone can help me out with a formula I would be very appreciative. The question is as follows.

A 150-kg pile driver falls from a height of 7.5 m to hit a piling.

What is its spead as it hits the piling.

As I don't have the time it takes to hit the piling, I am unable to tell how fast the pile driver is falling.

I'm hoping this is an easy problem, and in reviewing the chapter I am in, I cannot find a sample problem similar to this, nor a formula that would work. Please help with with a good formula to use to solve this problem.