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Homework Help: One-Dimensional Motion Word Problem

  1. Sep 29, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A stone is dropped from a height (h) and falls the last half of its distance in 4 seconds.
    (a) What is the total time of the fall?
    (b) From what height was the stone dropped?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Sep 30, 2008 #2


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    One will need to set up two equations and most likely divide them to get rid of one of the variables and solve for the other.
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