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Air resistance help

  1. Sep 24, 2006 #1
    i know this has to do with air resistance but what is the equation for it so i could use it for this problem?

    The Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming is capable of shooting its hot water up from the ground with a speed of 48.0m/s. How high can this geyser shoot?
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  3. Sep 24, 2006 #2
    what makes you think air resistance is involved?

    any other given data that you failed to provide to support that thought?
  4. Sep 24, 2006 #3
    nope thats all she gave us, the reason i thouhgt it had to do with air resistance was beacuse these qeustions are supposed to be based on the section we read on air resistance, projectile motion etc.
  5. Sep 24, 2006 #4
    well, w/o a bit more info to go on, you might as well assume that air resistance is to be ignored. A problem dealing with air resistance gives more info than just the initial velocity.
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