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Carol threw an eraser straight up with a starting velocity of m/sec and a starting height of one meter.

  1. How high was the eraser after second? After seconds?

    Notice that the units are in meters, not feet. Which generic falling object (in earth) equation should we use?

    Set up the generic falling object (on Earth) equation, plugging in values for initial velocity, ; and initial position, .

    Evaluate at and .

  2. When did the eraser reach its maximum height? What was the maximum height?

    Optimize the position.

    Be sure to answer both questions.