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What is the initial speed of the egg?

  1. May 15, 2007 #1
    Im having some problems with this question. Some help would be nice. Thanks.

    An egg is thrown nearly vertically upward from a point near the cornice of a tall building. It just misses the cornice on the way down and passes a point a distance 50.0 m below its starting point at a time 5.00 s after it leaves the thrower's hand. Air resistance may be ignored.

    What is the initial speed of the egg?
     
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  3. May 15, 2007 #2

    Hootenanny

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    Welcome to the forums,

    What have you attempted thus far?
     
  4. May 15, 2007 #3
    help

    i haven't done anything yet, because i don't know where to being.
     
  5. May 15, 2007 #4
    At least, what do you think you should start with? :smile:
     
  6. May 15, 2007 #5

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    Do you have any equations, or a textbook that goes trough similar problems in the text etc?

    Conservation of energy, kinematic relationsships etc?
     
  7. May 15, 2007 #6
    i have equations like x=xo+voxt+1/2axt^2 and vx=vox+axt
     
  8. May 15, 2007 #7

    malawi_glenn

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    Do you know the value and direction of acceleration at the different parts of the eggs motion?
     
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