Originally Posted by **ariol** A punter on a football team kicks a punt 17 meters high into the air. How fast is it traveling when the return man catches the ball? Show all work. |

I guess it should be vertically upward for the ball's motion, right?

If yes, then you may apply

$\displaystyle v^2-u^2=2as$

taking downward as positive

$\displaystyle v^2=2(10)(17)$