# A boy throws a ball vertically upwards from a point A with an initial speed of 18·2ms–1. (c) Find the speed of the ball 2·5 s after it was thrown. State clearly the direction of motion of...

A boy throws a ball vertically upwards from a point A with an initial speed of 18·2ms–1.

(c) Find the speed of the ball 2·5 s after it was thrown. State clearly the direction of motion of the ball at this time.

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jeew-m | Certified Educator

Here also we can use equations of motion as we have done in part (a).

`uarrV = U+at`

`uarrV = 18.2-9.81xx2.5 `

`uarrV = 18.2-9.81xx2.5`

`uarrV = -6.325m/s`

*Velocity of the ball is 6.325m/s.*

We have used the motion equation in the upward direction. The final velocity gives is a negative value. That means the direction of the ball is at the opposite direction.

* So the ball goes downward towards the ground at 2.5 seconds after it was thrown.*

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