A light shines from the top of a pole 50 ft high. A ball is dropped at the same height from a point 30 ft (this should be at the top of the picture)

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TopNewestHi Asher! :)

First try writing a few equations that will link all knows . Have you come up with any equations?

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Hey Sameer! All I have/had so far was the pythag. theorem. I wasn't sure about how to relate the dropping ball.

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Hm do you see any similar triangles? Notice that s = 16t^2. How can you apply pythag using height (as a function of time)? Also I don't see you on aops that much! come back!

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