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*v*, and point B, 3.00 m higher than A, with speed

*1/2 v*. Calculate the speed

*v*

Here is how I tackled this problem. Let v = final velocity, and u = initial velocity.

v^2 = u^2 - 2gd eq.1

v^2/4 = u^2 - 2g(d+3) eq.2

Rearrange eq. 2 to obtain

v^2 = 4u^2 - 8gd - 24

Solve u

4u^2 - 8gd - 24 = u^2 - 2gd

3u^2 = 6gd + 24

u^2 = 2gd + 8

v^2 = 2gd + 8 - 2gd

= 8

v = 2 [squ] 2 ms^-1

But the book says the answer is 8.85 ms^-1. So what am I doing wrong?