Physics
posted by Jenn on .
A ball is thrown upward from the top of a 24.6 m tall building. The ball's initial speed is 12 m/s. At the same instant, a person is running on the ground at a distance of 31.2 m from the building. What must be the average speed of the person if he is to catch the ball at the bottom of the building?

hmax = ho + (V^2Vo^2)/2g.
hmax = 24.6 + (0144)/19.6 = 31.95 m
Above gnd.
hmax = Vo*t + 0.5g*t^2 = 31.95 m.
0 + 4.9t^2 = 31.95
t^2 = 6.52
Tf = 2.55 s. = Fall time.
d = V*Tf = 31.2 m.
V * 2.55 = 31.2
V = 12.22 m/s. 
Correction:
Tr = (VVo)/g = (012)/9.8 = 1.22 s. =
Rise time.
hmax and Tf are correct as shown in the
previous analysis.
d = V * (Tr+Tf) = 31.2 m.
V * (1.22+2.55) = 31.2
V = 8.28 m/s.