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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schatzle06 View Post
    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:

    d = 1936 feet.

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