posted by stephanie on .
A penny is dropped from the observation deck of the Empire State building (370 m above ground). With what velocity does it strike the ground? Ignore air resistance.
distance = 1/2 gt^2 Solve for time it takes for the penny to reach the ground.
Then distance = 1/2(Vinitial + Vfinal)t.
Vinitial is zero. You know distance and t, solve for Vfinal.