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Answered 2012-10-14 02:11:26

It all depends on the sign conventions you give to the upward and downward directions.

The choice is completely up to you.

-- If you call the direction toward the center of the Earth, downward into the mine, "positive",

then the acceleration of gravity is always positive.

-- If you call the direction away from the center of the Earth, upward into the sky, "positive",

then the acceleration of gravity is always negative.

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