Problem: While visiting New York City, you want to see how long it would take a penny to fall from the top of the Empire State Building. If the observation deck of the building (on the 82nd floor) is 320 m high, how long would it take the penny to hit the ground? 

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While visiting New York City, you want to see how long it would take a penny to fall from the top of the Empire State Building. If the observation deck of the building (on the 82nd floor) is 320 m high, how long would it take the penny to hit the ground? 

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