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Wed October 10, 2012 By:
 

Upton Chuck is riding the Giant Drop at Great America. If Upton free falls for 2.6 seconds, what will be his final velocity and how far will he fall?

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Thu October 11, 2012
Here, t = 2.6 sec
a = g= 9.8 m/s2
In case of free fall u = 0
(i) v= u + at
Therefore, v = 0 + (9.8)(2.6)
v = 25.48 m/s2
(ii) s = ut + 1/2 at2
s = 0 + 1/2 (9.8) (2.6)2
s = 33.124 m
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