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Please help- A small fish is dropped by a pelican that is rising steadily at 0.50 m/s. How far below the pelican is the fish after 2.5 s?
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61m
29.3
30.6
1.1m

I just started school and I'm totally lost-If someone could explain formula to me I'd really appreaciate it
Thank you

  • Physics - ,

    D = d1 + d2
    D= 0.5m/s * 2.50s + (9.8/2)m/s^2 *(2.5s)^2
    D = 1.25 + 30.6 = 31.9 METERS.

    Their distance(30.6) doesn't seem to include the distance the pelican traveled (1.25m) after dropping the fish.

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