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 Click here to see ALL problems on Expressions-with-variables Question 180349This question is from textbook algbra structure and method : can you please help me answer the following: (((The distance an object falls is directly proportional to the square of the time it has been falling. After 6 seconds it has fallen 1296 feet. How long will it take to fall 2304 feet? )))This question is from textbook algbra structure and method Answer by stanbon(57424)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The distance an object falls is directly proportional to the square of the time it has been falling. --- d = k(t^2) --------------------- After 6 seconds it has fallen 1296 feet. Solve for "k": 1296 = k(6^2) k = 36 So the equation for this situation is d = 36t^2 ------------------------------------------------------ How long will it take to fall 2304 feet? 2304 = 36t^2 t^2 = 64 t = 8 seconds ==================== Cheers, Stan H.