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I am confused about the mark scheme answer for part d(ii) in the following question:

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This is the mark scheme answer:

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Instead of using v = at as the mark scheme does, I used v = sqrt(2*a*s), where s = 1.0m and a = 9.8/s. But my method gives 4.4m/s and the mark scheme says 4.1m/s. Why is my method incorrect here?
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I am confused about the mark scheme answer for this following question:

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This is the mark scheme answer:

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Instead of using v = at as the mark scheme does, I used v = sqrt(2*a*s), where s = 1.0m and a = 9.8/s. But my method gives 4.4m/s and the mark scheme says 4.1m/s. Why is my method incorrect here?
Maybe this is me being stupid, but the mark scheme you've screenshotted shows the answer to Part 2, but the question is for Part 3
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Maybe this is me being stupid, but the mark scheme you've screenshotted shows the answer to Part 2, but the question is for Part 3
Yup, part 1 and 2 are missing which may be needed to answer the OP's question.
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Yup, part 1 and 2 are missing which may be needed to answer the OP's question.
Sorry my bad - I've edited the original post so it has the entire question. My question is about part d(ii).
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Sorry my bad - I've edited the original post so it has the entire question. My question is about part d(ii).
Be careful reading the question.

Part d states 'after leaving the ramp at B the skateboarder lands at C 0.42 seconds later.

The question wants you to use the time value stated and hence the appropriate suvat is v = u + at
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(Original post by Orlqndo)
Sorry my bad - I've edited the original post so it has the entire question. My question is about part d(ii).
The information given in the question is not consistent with suvat.

To descend 1m with zero initial velocity would take 0.452s (3sig.fig.) using g=9.8m/s/s - not 0.42s. And that's why you get a different answer if you use v^2=u^2+2as

As uberteknik said, they're expecting you to use v=u+at

There's nothing wrong with your working, IMO - it's just a very poorly constructed question.
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