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## Some drops a ball off of the top of a 125-m-tall building. In this prob-lem, you will be solving for the time it takes the ball to hit the g

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Some drops a ball off of the top of a 125-m-tall building. In this prob-lem, you will be solving for the time it takes the ball to hit the ground.(a)Define your coordinate system, be thorough.(b)Write down the given infor-mation, be sure to include hidden information.(c)State what physics principleis at play here. How do you know this?(d)Select an equation.(e)Solve forthe time it takes for the ball to hit the ground.

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Answer:t = 5.05 s

Explanation:This is a kinetic problem.

a) to solve it we must fix a reference system, let’s use a fixed system on the floor where the height is 0 m

b) in this system the equations of motion are

y = v₀ t + ½ g t²

where v₀ is the initial velocity that is v₀ = 0 and g is the acceleration of gravity that always points towards the center of the Earth

e) y = 0 + ½ g t²

t = √ (2y / g)

t = √(2 125 / 9.8)

t = 5.05 s