A dog leaps off of the patio from 2 feet off of me ground with an upward velocity of 15 feet per second. How long will the dog be in the air?
For the 1st leg of the dog's journey we can use:
I'll use 32.2 ft/s/s for g.
Now the dog has reached his/her peak height.
How high has the dog jumped?
Now for the 2nd leg of the dog's journey. I'll assume he/she falls to the ground below the patio.
The dog falls 2 + 3.5ft = 5.5ft
Now to get the total time for the dog's journey we add
Total time =