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I am taking an introductry physics course at the moment. I feel I have a grasp on the concepts. I was just wondering if anyone would care to check my work, and ensure I have the right answers.

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4. A diver in mexico drives off the top edge of a cliff 200m above, with a speed of 3m/s horiztonally. A) how long will it be before he hits the water below? b) where is the horiztonal distance from the foot of the cliff to the point where he enters the water? c) what are the horiztonal and vertical components of the divers velocity just as he enters the water?

All questions use 10m/s/s for gravitational accleration, except for #3, which uses 9.8m/s

As stated in attempts.

4 a) t^2 = d / 1/2A = 200 / 5 = 40 = root = 6.32S

b) 3m/s X 6.2s = 18.6M

c) I am not exactly sure what are the horizontal and vertical components, could anyone care to explain? i know triangles must be used. but I am having a difficult time understanding exactly what the question is asking for.. an angle? a speed? a distance?

Thank you again

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## Homework Statement

4. A diver in mexico drives off the top edge of a cliff 200m above, with a speed of 3m/s horiztonally. A) how long will it be before he hits the water below? b) where is the horiztonal distance from the foot of the cliff to the point where he enters the water? c) what are the horiztonal and vertical components of the divers velocity just as he enters the water?

All questions use 10m/s/s for gravitational accleration, except for #3, which uses 9.8m/s

## Homework Equations

As stated in attempts.

## The Attempt at a Solution

4 a) t^2 = d / 1/2A = 200 / 5 = 40 = root = 6.32S

b) 3m/s X 6.2s = 18.6M

c) I am not exactly sure what are the horizontal and vertical components, could anyone care to explain? i know triangles must be used. but I am having a difficult time understanding exactly what the question is asking for.. an angle? a speed? a distance?

Thank you again

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