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Homework Help: Calculus

Posted by Melinda on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 6:19pm.

An object is dropped from the observation deck of the Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The distance, in metres, from the deck at t seconds is given by d(t)=4.9t^2

a) the height of the observation deck is 146.9 m. How fast is the object moving when it hits the ground?

The answer is 53.655 m/s.

Could someone explain how the book got 53.655 m/s.

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