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Posted by **Cecilia** on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 7:02pm.

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**drwls**, Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 8:08pmI think you have misread or mistyped the problem. "Miles" should be "Meters"

At 8 miles per second, he could launch himself into orbit!

When a*t = 8.0 m/s

Solve for t.

a = 2.4 meters/second^2

t = 3.33 seconds

The distance traveled to reach that speed is

d = (1/2)a t^2 = 13.3 meters

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