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## A ball is thrown directly downward with an initial speed of 7.95 m/s, from a height of 29.0 m. After what time interval does it strike the g

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Answer:after 1.75 secondsExplanation:The only force acting on the ball is the gravitational force, so the acceleration will be:

a = -9.8 m/s^2

the velocity can be obtained by integrating over time:

v = -9.8m/s^2*t + v0

where v0 is the initial velocity; v0 = -7.95 m/s.

v = -9.8m/s^2*t – 7.95 m/s.

For the position we integrate again:

p = -4.9m/s^2*t^2 – 7.95 m/s*t + p0

where p0 is the initial position: p0 = 29m

p = -4.9m/s^2*t^2 – 7.95 m/s*t + 29m

Now we want to find the time such that the position is equal to zero:

0 = -4.9m/s^2*t^2 – 7.95 m/s*t + 29m

Then we solve the Bhaskara’s equation:

Then the solutions are:

t = (7.95 + 25.1)/(-9.8) = -3.37s

t = (7.95 – 25.1)/(-9.8) = 1.75s

We need the positive time, then the correct answer is 1.75s