Question #aaab8

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Jul 4, 2015

Answer:

Here's an alternative method you can use to solve this problem.

Explanation:

You can determine the distance covered by your ball in its thirds seconds of flight by subtracting what it travelled in 2 seconds from what it travelled in 3 seconds.

#h_"third second" = h_3 - h_2#

Two seconds after its launch, the object covered

#h_2 = v_0 * t + 1/2 * g * t^2#

#h_2 = 4"m"/cancel("s") * 2cancel("s") + 1/2 * 10"m"/cancel("s"^2) * 2^2cancel("s"^2) = "28 m"#

Three seconds after its launch, the ball covered

#h_3 = 4"m"/cancel("s") * 3cancel("s") + 1/2 * 10"m"/cancel("s"^2) * 3^2cancel("s"^2) = "57 m"#

Therefore, the distance it covered in its third seconds of flight is

#h_"third second" = 57 - 28 = color(green)("29 m")#