# Distance Travelled by a Free Falling Object

What is the distance travelled by a free falling object in the first second?

a) 4.9m b) 9.8m c) 19.6m d) 10m

The correct answer is option a) 4.9m.

When a free falling object is in motion, the distance travelled in the first second can be calculated using the formula:

**s = -1/2 * g * t^2**

Where:
**s** = distance travelled
**g** = acceleration due to gravity (9.8m/s^2)
**t** = time (1s in this case)

Plugging in the values:

**s = -1/2 * 9.8 * (1)^2**

**s = -4.9(1)**

Since distance cannot be negative in this context, the distance travelled in the first second is **4.9m**.