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Posted by **karla** on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 3:51pm.

A) What was the average velocity of the stone as it fell past the window?

B) What was the velocity of the stone at the top of the window?

C) From what height above the top of the window did the stone start its fall?

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**MathMate**, Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 4:04pm - Physics -
**karla**, Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 4:06pmi still don't understand parts b and c.

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**MathMate**, Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 5:43pm(b)

let u = velocity at the top of the window.

In t=0.3 second, the object has travelled -2.2 m with an acceleration of g=-9.8 m/s².

Use the kinematic equation

S(distance)=ut+(1/2)gt²

Solve for u to get

u=S/t-(1/2)gt

=-2.2/0.3-(-9.8)/2*0.3

= the same expression Mr.Pursley gave.

(c)

Equate potential and kinetic energies to get

mgh=(1/2)mu²

where u is obtained from (b) above.

Solve for h.

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