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A ball is thrown vertically upwards with a velocity of 49 m/s. Calculate(ii) the total time it takes to return to the surface of the earth.

Q. 13.     A ball is thrown vertically upwards with a velocity of 49\; m/s. Calculate 

               (ii) the total time it takes to return to the surface of the earth.

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Let the time taken by the ball to reach the highest point be t

\\v=u+at\\ 0=49+(-9.8)\times t\\ t=5\ s

The same time t would be taken to come back to the ground from the highest point.

Therefore the total time it takes to return to the surface of the earth = 2t = 10 s.

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