Posted by **jim** on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 8:30pm.

A package is dropped from a helicopter that is descending steadily at a speed v0. After t seconds have elapsed, consider the following.

(a) What is the speed of the package in terms of v0, g, and t? (Use any variable or symbol stated above as necessary. Let down be positive.)

(b)What distance d is it from the helicopter in terms of g and t?

(c) What are the answers in parts (a) and (b) if the helicopter is rising steadily at the same speed?