Problem: An alert hiker sees a boulder fall from the top of a distant cliff and notes that it takes 1.30 s for the boulder to fall the last third of the way to the ground. You may ignore air resistance.What is the height of the cliff in meters?If in part A you get two solutions of a quadratic equation and you use one for your answer, what does the other solution represent?

⚠️Our tutors found the solution shown to be helpful for the problem you're searching for. We don't have the exact solution yet.

FREE Expert Solution
Problem Details

An alert hiker sees a boulder fall from the top of a distant cliff and notes that it takes 1.30 s for the boulder to fall the last third of the way to the ground. You may ignore air resistance.

What is the height of the cliff in meters?

If in part A you get two solutions of a quadratic equation and you use one for your answer, what does the other solution represent?

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Vertical Motion & Free Fall concept. If you need more Vertical Motion & Free Fall practice, you can also practice Vertical Motion & Free Fall practice problems.