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# Is it true that a pebble dropped from rest falls three times farther in the second than in the first?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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12y ago

If you ignore air resistance, then anything dropped from rest

near the surface of the Earth drops

-- 16-ft in the first second of time

-- another 48-ft in the second second of time

(yes, that's 3 times as far as it dropped in the first second

-- another 80-ft in the third second (5 times the drop in the 1st second)

-- another 113-ft in the fourth second (7 times the drop in the 1st second)

-- another 145-ft in the fifth second (9 times the drop in the 1st second)

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and so on.

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