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A rocket is launched straight up with constant acceleration. Four seconds after liftoff, a bolt falls off the side of the rocket. The bolt hits the ground 7.00s later. What was the rocket's acceleration?

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Use the kinematic equation to solve for the velocity of the rocket four seconds after the lift off,

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u = 0 a-acceleration of rocket a(4.0s) - 4am/s

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Step 2

The distance travelled by the rocket is

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1 s ut at 2 [2] 1 a(4.0s 2 8am

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Step 3

The distance travelled by the bo...

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1 at 2 -8a =(4a)(7.0)(98)(7.0)[3]

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