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A passenger in a helicopter traveling upwards at 20 m/s accidentally drops a package out the window. If it takes 15 seconds to reach the ground, how high to the nearest meter was the helicopter when the package was dropped?

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    h = Vo*t + 0.5g*t^2.
    h = -20*15 + 4.9*(15)^2 = 803 m.

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