I'm taking grade 12 U physics and I'm having a really difficult time understanding the answers given compared to the answers I arrive at.
The question reads:
A rock was thrown horizontally from a 25.0 m high cliff and landed 15.0 m from the base of the cliff. Determine the initial speed with which the rock was thrown, as well as its final velocity.
2. The attempt at a solution
V1y = 0.0 m/s
Displacement = 25 m
Solve for y-component
25m = (0.0 m/s)(change in time) + 1/2(9.8 m/s^2)(change in time)^2
(change in time)^2 = 2(25)/9.8m/s^2
change in time = Sqrt 2(25) / 9.8m/s^2
change in time = 0.7215375318230077
This is the answer I arrived at.
My workbook however, says the answer is 2.26. Can someone please explain to me how my workbook arrived that that answer? I cannot move on in the question until I solve this.
So far every example in my course provides the correct calculations but all of the final answers are completely incorrect.