# word problem derivatives

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A ball is dropped from the top of a building which is 1000 feet tall.

GIVEN

(s(t)=-16t^2+v(initial)t+s(initial))

A. Write the position and velocity functions for the ball.

B. Find the instantaneous velocity went t = 2 seconds.

C. How long does it take the ball to reach the ground.

Please solve using calculus (derivatives) and it is ok to leave in feet. The SI system is not needed.

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The position and velocity functions for the ball are examined. The instantaneous velocity functions for calculus derivatives are solved.

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A) s(t) = -16t^2 + v(0)+s(0)...this the position function for the ball. Note: v(0)= 0 (initially ball is at rest.and s(0)= ( intially it ...

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