A hot-air balloonist, rising
vertically with a constant velocity
of magnitude 5.0 m/s, releases a
sandbag at an instant when the
balloon is 40.0 m above the ground.
After it is released, the sandbag is in
free fall.
(a) Compute the position and velocity of the sandbag at 0.250
s and 1.0 s after its release.
(b) How many seconds after its release will
the bag strike the ground?
(c) With what magnitude of velocity does it
strike the ground?
(d) What is the greatest height above the ground
that the sandbag reaches?

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