# 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?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 18, 2015

#### Explanation:

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?

I'll use

Now for the 2nd leg of the dog's journey. I'll assume he/she falls to the ground below the patio.

I'll use:

The dog falls 2 + 3.5ft = 5.5ft

Now to get the total time for the dog's journey we add

Total time =