Posted by **Kristi** on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 7:17pm.

Use the position equation given below, where s represents the height of the object (in feet), v0 represents the initial velocity of the object (in feet per second), s0 represents the initial height of the object (in feet), and t represents the time (in seconds), as the model for the problem.

s = −16t2 + v0t + s0A C-141 Starlifter flying at 20,000 feet over level terrain drops a 700-pound supply package.

(a) How long will it take until the supply package strikes the ground? (Round your answer to one decimal place.)

1 seconds

(b) The plane is flying at 500 miles per hour. How far will the supply package travel horizontally during its descent? (Round your answer to one decimal place.)

2 miles

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- College Algebra - Use the position equation given below, where s represents the ...
- College Algebra - Use the position equation given below, where s represents the ...
- Physics - I don't understand this at all! use the position equation s=-16t^2 +...
- algebra - An object is released into the air at an initial height of 6 feet and ...
- Algebra - The function H(t) = -16t2 + vt + s shows the height H (t), in feet, of...
- Math - 13.8.33 Question Help If an object is propelled upward from a height of ...
- Math - If an object is propelled upward fom a height of s feet at an initial ...
- math - Baseball Nick throws a baseball upward with an initial velocity of 60 ...
- algebra - The formula below can be used to find the distances (d) traveled by an...
- math - a baseball is hit with an initial velocity of 75 feet per second from the...

More Related Questions