# physics

posted by james

A hot-air balloon is rising upward with a constant speed of 3.29 m/s. When the balloon is 3.38 m above the ground, the balloonist accidentally drops a compass over the side of the balloon. How much time elapses before the compass hits the ground?

1. Steve

Just solve for t:

3.38 + 3.29t - 4.9t^2 = 0

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