Problem: A physics student with too much free time drops a watermelon from the roof of a building. He hears the sound of the watermelon going "splat" after a time interval of exttip{Delta t}{Deltat}.You may ignore air resistance. How high is the building? The speed of sound is exttip{v_{ m s}}{v_s}.

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A physics student with too much free time drops a watermelon from the roof of a building. He hears the sound of the watermelon going "splat" after a time interval of .

You may ignore air resistance. How high is the building? The speed of sound is .

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