Posted by Wanda on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 1:25am.
The time (t, in seconds) for a freefalling object to fall d feet is described by the mathematical formula:
t=d over the square root of 16
If a worker accidentally drops a hammer from a building and it hit the ground 4 seconds later, from what height was the hammer dropped

MATH  johnathon, Monday, August 15, 2011 at 1:38am
sqrt(16)=4
t=d/4
t=4
4=d/4
d=16
the hammar was dropped from 16 feet

MATH  Reiny, Monday, August 15, 2011 at 8:32am
your formula for time should have been:
t = √(d/16) or d = 16t^2
when t=4, then
d = 16(4^2) = 64 feet
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