1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The flag pole is 10m tall. The base of the pole has rusted and the pole topples over. What is the time taken for the pole to hit the ground? s = distance = 10m u = initial velocity = 0 m/s v = final velocity = unknown a = g = acceleration due to gravity = 9.81 m/s2 t = time taken 2. Relevant equations s = ut + ½at2 3. The attempt at a solution √2s/g = t = 1.43s But this pole falling over is not in free fall. It is going to take longer. Please help.