A body is dropped from a certain point and it travels a height ‘h’ after some time. What would be the time required to travel double the height?

Let the body travel the height $h$ in time $t$. Since the body is dropped, initial velocity is zero $(u=0).$

\[h=ut+\frac{1}{2}gt^2\] \[h=0+\frac{1}{2}gt^2\] \[\therefore t=\sqrt{\frac{2h}{g}}\]

If the new height is doubled the original, $h’=2h.$

Let $t’$ be the new required time. \[t’=\sqrt{\frac{2h’}{g}}=\sqrt{\frac{2(2h)}{g}}=\sqrt{2}\sqrt{\frac{2h}{g}}=\sqrt{2}\;t\]

Thus, the new time will be $\sqrt{2}$ times the original time.

[Equations used above are deduced from Motion Under Gravity]

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