The answer is 14.7 meters.Quote:

A ball is dropped off a ledge How far does it fall in the 2nd second?

Could someone explain why it's 14.7? Shouldn't it be 19.6 meters?

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- Jun 14th 2009, 03:16 PMiamanoobatmathA ball is dropped off a ledge... (Physics)Quote:

A ball is dropped off a ledge How far does it fall in the 2nd second?

Could someone explain why it's 14.7? Shouldn't it be 19.6 meters? - Jun 14th 2009, 03:25 PMJhevon
- Jun 14th 2009, 03:25 PMSoroban
Hello, iamanoobatmath!

There's nothing wrong with your math,

. . but you misread the problem.

Quote:

A ball is dropped off a ledge.

How far does it fall in the 2nd second?

They want the distance it fellthe 2nd second*during*

. . . . . between $\displaystyle t=1$ and $\displaystyle t = 2$.

(Yes, I agree . . .*very*sneaky!)

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