# algebra 1

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The formula for the height of a falling object is shown below, where h is the height of the object in meters, t is the time in seconds, and k is the height, in meters, from which the object began its fall.

h = –4.9t² + k

If a rock is dropped from a building that is 150 meters tall, what is the height of the rock 4 seconds after it was dropped?

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h = -4.9(4)^2 + 150 = ?

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is it 145.1

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not it is 71.6 right

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Right!

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if an object is dropped from a great height, its speed "v" varies directly with the time "t" it has been falling . a rock dropped over the edge of a canyon is traveling 39.2 m/s after 4 sec.
1. Express v as a function of t.
2. what is the speed of the rock after 9 seconds

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Falling Object An object is dropped from a
height of 576 feet. How long does it take for
the object to reach the ground? Assume there
is no air resistance

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