## Projectile Motion - Horizontal Launch

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A stone is thrown horizontally at 5.0 m/s from the top of a cliff 78.4 m high.
a. How long does it take the stone to reach the bottom of the cliff?
b. How far from the base of the cliff does the stone strike the ground?
c. What are the horizontal and vertical components of the velocity of the stone just before it h its the ground?

2. Relevant equations

a. yf = yi + vyi t + (1/2)at^2
b. xf = xi + vxi t
c. ?????

3. The attempt at a solution
a. 0 = 78.4 + 0 - 4.9t^2
78.4 + 0 - 4.9t^2
-4.9t^2 = -78.4
t= 4 sec...is this correct?

b. xf = 0 + 5m/s(4 sec)
= 20 m..is this correct??

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Do you know any equations that involve velocity and acceleration?
 i don't know what the question is asking for

## Projectile Motion - Horizontal Launch

 Quote by bkoiskewl1 i don't know what the question is asking for
Can you explain a bit more about exactly what it is you don't get? Is it the meanings of some of the words, or something else?

 Quote by heth Can you explain a bit more about exactly what it is you don't get? Is it the meanings of some of the words, or something else?
I guess its the meaning of the words...what kind of answer are they asking for..?

 Quote by bkoiskewl1 I guess its the meaning of the words...what kind of answer are they asking for..?
Do you know what a "component" is? Also called a "component vector" sometimes? If not, it's probably an idea to read about them in your textbook, then come back to the question and see if it makes more sense.

(You already used some components in your solutions to the earlier parts of the question, but probably without calling them that yourself! It's well worth the time spent, as you'll be using them all the time later on in your course.)
 Could you tell me what it is...? I don't have my book with me..

 Quote by bkoiskewl1 Could you tell me what it is...? I don't have my book with me..
Google is your friend. This is the first hit when you search for "component vector"

http://id.mind.net/~zona/mstm/physic...Components.htm

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