1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data painter is standing on scaffolding that is raised at constant speed. As he travels upward, he accidentally nudges a paint can off the scaffolding and it falls a distance 16.0 m to the ground. You are watching, and measure with your stopwatch that it takes a time of 3.26 s for the can to reach the ground. Ignore air resistance. What is the speed of the can just before it hits the ground? Another painter is standing on a ledge, with his hands a distance 4.35 m above the can when it falls off. He has lightning-fast reflexes and if the can passes in front of him, he can catch it. Does he get the chance? 2. Relevant equations v=vo+at y-y0=v0t+.5at2 3. The attempt at a solution I received 11.1 m/s using the second equation and then plugged that number into the first one for an answer of -20.8 m/s. Is this right? Thanks! I am still working on the second question.