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Problem: A package is dropped at time t 5 0 from a helicopter that is descending steadily at a speed vi . (a) What is the speed of the package in terms of vi g and t? (b) What vertical distance d is it from the helicopter in terms of g and t ? (c) What are the answers to parts (a) and (b) if the helicopter is rising steadily at the same speed?

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A package is dropped at time t 5 0 from a helicopter that is descending steadily at a speed vi . (a) What is the speed of the package in terms of vi g and t? (b) What vertical distance d is it from the helicopter in terms of g and t ? (c) What are the answers to parts (a) and (b) if the helicopter is rising steadily at the same speed?

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