how fast in mph is the kitten traveling at impact

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firefighters respond to a call to rescue a kitten stranded on the top of a tree. just as the rescuer was about to grab the kitten it jumped falling to the ground 100 feet below. How fast in mph was the kitten traveling at impact

May 3rd, 2015

100 feet = 30.48 m 

1/2 m V^2 = mgh 

V = sqrt(2gh) = 24.44 m/s 

=(24.44/1609.3)*3600 = 54.67 mph

May 3rd, 2015

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