Here's the question, A stone is thrown vertically upward with a velocity of 26.0 m/s from the top of a tower having a height of 18.5m. On it's return it misses the tower and finally strikes the ground. What was the elapsed time of the flight stone?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I started if off with delta y= 26t+1/2(-9.91)t^2. From there I derived that forumula getting 26+0.81t=0. Solved for t, got 2.65s. I plugged t into the first formula and got 34.35. To get the other half of the time the stone was in the air I used 26t_2+1/2(-9.81)t_2^2. I solved for t_2 and added it with 34.45, but didn't end up with the correct answer. Where did I go wrong?

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# Homework Help: What was the elapsed time of the flight stone?

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