The answer is 14.7 meters.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?
Hello, iamanoobatmath!
There's nothing wrong with your math,
. . but you misread the problem.
A ball is dropped off a ledge.
How far does it fall in the 2nd second?
They want the distance it fell during the 2nd second
. . . . . between $\displaystyle t=1$ and $\displaystyle t = 2$.
(Yes, I agree . . . very sneaky!)
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