Posted by **Anonymous** on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 12:39am.

Hakeem throws a 11.0 g ball straight down from a height of 2.0 m. The ball strikes the floor at a speed of 7.8 m/s. What was the initial speed of the ball? Assume that air resistance is negligible.

- physics -
**Henry**, Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 3:09pm
Vf^2 = Vo^2 + 2g*h,

Vo^2 = Vf^2 - 2g*h,

Vo^2 = (7.8)^2 - 19.6*2 = 21.64,

Vo = 4.65 m/s.

- physics -
**Anonymous**, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 10:14pm
because.

- physics -
**Manish**, Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 7:53pm
First of all, Henry cannot be right because the ball was "thrown" at the ground. His formula is only valid if it was free fall. However, the ball gained acceleration from the throw. You have to use energy formulas. I have a similar question on my worksheet, but I don't have a mass so I think the my problem is wrong. You should use energy problems in your case, but I'm too lazy to do all the work. Here are the formulas you need.

E=mgh

E=(1/2)mv^2

Also, remember conservation of energy.

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Physics - Kevin stands at the edge of a cliff, holding one ball in each hand. He...
- physics - Anne throws a ball straight up releasing it from her hand with an ...
- Physics - A child throws a small ball vertically upwards. The ball is caught at ...
- Statistics - a ball rolls off a table and falls 0.80 m to the floor, landing ...
- Pre Calc - Alice throws a ball straight up with an initial speed of 40 feet per ...
- Pre calc - Alice throws a ball straight up with an initial speed of 40 feet per ...
- physics - A man throws a ball straight up in the air with an initial speed of 24...
- Physics - A soccer ball iskicked with an intial horizontal speed of 6 m/s and ...
- Physics - If I throw a tennis ball straight up in the air at the same time my ...
- physics, please help me, this question is hard - John Stands at the edge of a ...

More Related Questions