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nukeman

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## Homework Statement

This is for a Astronomy class, and I have to go over a few examples. But I need help understand the proper steps in calculating this. I will give you as much information as you can.

I have this formula

"For an object dropped from rest, the distance of fall d is related to the time of fall t and acceleration due to gravity a by

d = 1/2at to the 3rd (the 1/2 is 1 over 2)

If we measure d and t we can solve for the acceleration, a:

a = 2d / t squared (2d / t squared mean over, not divided by)

Now my variables for the calculation are simple.

Distance: 4.42 meters

object drop 1: .707 seconds

objects drop 2: .79 seconds

Can anyone help me?