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Lunar Gravity and Velocity

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On the moon, the acceleration due to gravity is $-1.6\text{ meters/sec}^2$.

If an astronaut drops a survey package from a Lunar Lander when it is $30\text{ meters}$ from the surface, what is the velocity of the package at the instant it hits the surface?

A

$-6.124\text{ meters/sec}$

B

$-9.798\text{ meters/sec}$

C

$-39.798\text{meters/sec}$

D

$-60\text{ meters/sec}$