Posted by **Megan** on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 4:58pm.

A ball is thrown directly downward, with an initial speed of 6.10 m/s, from a height of 31.0 m. After what interval does the ball strike the ground?

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**Henry**, Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 8:36pm
d = Vi*t + 0.5gt^2 = 31m,

6.1t + 0.5*9.8t^2 = 31,

4.9t^2 + 6.1t - 31 = 0,

Solve for t using Quad. Formula and get:

t = 1.97s.

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