The approximate time t in seconds that it takes an object to fall a distance of d feet is given by t= square root d/16. suppose a parachutist fall 11 seconds before the parachute opens. How far does the parchutist fall during this time period?
The approximate time t in seconds that it takes an object to fall a distance of d feet is given by t= square root d/16. suppose a parachutist fall 11 seconds before the parachute opens. How far does the parchutist fall during this time period?
Hello, Schatzle,
plug in the value for t into the given equation:
11 = √(d/16). Now square both sides (to get rid of the square-root):
121 = d/16 and now multiply both sides by 16 and you'll get: