An object is allowed to fall freely near the surface of a planet. The object has an acceleration due to gravity of 24 meters per second^2

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An object is allowed to fall freely near the surface of a planet. The object has an acceleration due to gravity of 24 meters per second^2. How far will the object fall during the first second?

Answer:

starting from rest … d = 1/2 a t^2 = 1/2 * 24 * 1^2