Falling Sound Problem

This math problem from Colin Hughes’s Maths Challenge website (mathschallenge.net) hearkens back to basic physics.

“A boy drops a stone down a well and hears the splash from the bottom after three seconds.  Given that sound travels at a constant speed of 300 m/s and the acceleration of the stone due to gravity is 10 m/s2, how deep is the well?”


See the Falling Sound Problem for solutions.