Vertical motion problem

In summary, an object with an acceleration of 9.8ms^-2 falls a distance of 24.5m in the third second of its motion, assuming no air resistance. To solve this problem, you can use the formula d=at^2/2, where d is the distance, a is the acceleration, and t is the time.
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Missing homework template due to originally being posted in other forum.
(Neglect air resistance in all cases)
An object falls down from the top of a high overhanging cliff. How far does it fall in the third second of its motion?

I don't know which formula to use. I know that a=9.8ms^-2 and t=3s I think.
Apparently the answer is 24.5m. But I don't know how to work it out. :C
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jefflee0510 said:
in the third second
When does the third second of the fall begin? tinitial = ?
When does the third second end? tfinal = ?
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Hi Jef, welcome to the homework part of PF :)

The idea here is that you use the homework template
1. Homework Statement
2. Homework Equations
3. The Attempt at a Solution​
And the helpers are are obliged to protest if parts are missing. That explains the reception you got from Oro.

As to your statement: I don't know.. -- That can be solved if you pick something that you think is reasonable (e.g. from here) and start to work on the solution by filling in things from 1.) in the template.

In the mean time, Bystander has already helped you on you way !

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