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Mother Goose Dilemma

There was an old woman tossed up in a basket
Ninety times as high as the moon.

H.C. Whitaker (Philadelphia Manual Training school) asks: Neglecting the resistence of air, how long did it take the old lady to go up?

Solution:

Source: "Problem Section," American Mathematics Monthly, 1896, p. 281.