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Uniformly Accelerated Motion

  1. Aug 28, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A marble, rolling with speed 20cm/s, rolls off the edge of a table that is 80 cm high. (a) How long does it take to drop to the floor? (b) How far, horizontally, from the table edge does the marble strike the floor?

    2. Relevant equations

    y = y0 + vy0t - (1/2)gt2

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Well I know that

    Vx0 = 20cm/s
    Vyo = 0
    Xo = 0
    Yo = 80cm

    I've already plugged in what I know for this equation:

    y= 80cm + 0 -(1/2)(9.81m/s)t^2

    right now I am solving for (a) and I need to know in what order should I perform these order of operations so I get the right answer.
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  3. Aug 28, 2009 #2


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    What is y when the marble hits the floor? Also don't forget to convert 80 cm to meters.
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