a ball is thrown vertically upward with a speed of 19.6 m/s from the top of a tower and returns to earth in 6 sec find the height of the tower

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Here is an answer with the figure, to help you understand better:

u = 19.5 m/s

t = 5 sec

g = 9.8 m/s²

Total distance covered while going up = S

total distance covered while coming down = h+S

At topmost point

v = 0

v = u - gt

0 = 19.5 - 10 (9.8)

t = 2 sec (appx)

Now,

The velocity of ball when it falls down a distance S after reaching topmost height (h+S) will be same as initial velocity (calculate yourself), and the time taken will again be 2 sec.

So, total time elapsed = time for going up S + time for coming down S = 2+2 = 4 sec

Total time = 5 sec

Remaining time = 5-4 = 1 sec

here u = 19.5 m/s(downwards) , t = 1 sec

h = ut + 1/2 g t²

h = 19.5 (1) + 1/2 (9.8) (1) = 19.5 + 4.9 = 24.4 m

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