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    A 10 kg ball is dropped from a 30 m high building. When the ball has traveled 15 m, at what rate is it accelerating?


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    We don't do homework here...

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    at -G
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    Well that's a useless, meaningless reply...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shivanshu3 View Post
    A 10 kg ball is dropped from a 30 m high building. When the ball has traveled 15 m, at what rate is it accelerating?
    If you neglect air resistance, the acceleration is constant. As someone has already answered, it is -g, where g is the acceleration due to earth's gravity = 32ft/sec^2 or 980 cm/sec^2.
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    No the acceleration is g, the sign is irrelevant here, and you should also read the homework link I included above...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeteorWayne View Post
    We don't do homework here...

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    This is not my homework. This was a tricky question, so I just wanted to see how many of you guys actually get the answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeteorWayne View Post
    No the acceleration is g, the sign is irrelevant here, and you should also read the homework link I included above...

    "If you are considering to use the forum to support your homework efforts, first honestly try yourself by researching scientific references like textbooks or trusted information gathered with the internet. Try to combine all information you have.

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    Small quibble - acceleration is a vector quantity, so whether the sign is + or - depends on which direction you call +. I assume + means up.
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    It saddens me to hear that this is a tricky question.
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    yeah people only hang around here to expose crazy ideas or bully those who propose crazy ideas in groups like hienas

    an inocent guy here looks odd by all means
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeteorWayne View Post
    Well that's a useless, meaningless reply...
    oh meteor wayne dont you watch sesame street you have to be polite and also realize the irony of your post

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheObserver View Post
    It saddens me to hear that this is a tricky question.
    haha nerd!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shivanshu3 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TheObserver View Post
    It saddens me to hear that this is a tricky question.
    haha nerd!
    That gravity is constant near to earth surface is one of the very first things we learned back in high school!
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