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Problem: Roger sees water balloons fall past his window. He notices that each balloon strikes the sidewalk 0.41 s after passing his window. Rogers room is on the second floor, 10 m above the sidewalk.a) How fast are the balloons traveling when they pass Rogers window?b) Assuming the balloons are being released from rest, from what floor are they being released? Each floor of the dorm is 5.0 m high.

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Roger sees water balloons fall past his window. He notices that each balloon strikes the sidewalk 0.41 s after passing his window. Rogers room is on the second floor, 10 m above the sidewalk.
a) How fast are the balloons traveling when they pass Rogers window?
b) Assuming the balloons are being released from rest, from what floor are they being released? Each floor of the dorm is 5.0 m high.

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