**1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data**

Santa arrives at the local mall by helicopter and, as the helicopter steadily descends at 1.0 m/s, he releases a bag of candy to the children waiting below. After 3 seconds:

a. what is the speed of the bag of candy?

b. how far is it below Santas helicopter?

c. What are the answers for parts (a) and (b) if Santas helicopter is departing, rising steadily at 1.0 m/s?

**2. Relevant equations**

For a. v=v_{0}+gt

negative velocity and grav due to descend.

**3. The attempt at a solution**

a. -1 m/s+(-9.8m/s^2)(3s)

-1+(-29.4)

=-30.4 m/s^2

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