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Velocity of mail bag released from helicopter

  1. Oct 29, 2005 #1
    A small mail bag is released from a helicopter. The helicopter is rising with a constant speed of 1.5 m/s

    After 2.0 seconds, what is the VELOCITY of the mailbag?
    I use the equation Vf = Vi + a*t
    and a would be 9.8 m/s squared right?
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2005
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 29, 2005 #2
    yes 9.8 is correct

    so what is the vel after 2 sec.

    if the helicopter is at a height if 100 m what is the height of the bag after 2 secs
  4. Oct 29, 2005 #3
    the velocity would be 21.1 m/s and the height of the bag would be 57.8 m ?
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