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Homework Help: Air resistance

  1. Oct 27, 2003 #1
    if someone falls out of a airplane that is horizontally traveling at 60m/s and goes into the ocean 3.0 seconds later with no air resistance what would the horizontal distance he travels while falling be. is the formula d=vt and the answer 180 m
     
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  3. Oct 27, 2003 #2

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    You got it. His horizontal motion is unaffected by gravity. He continues to move at 60 m/s horizontally during the entire 3.0 seconds of his fall. In those three seconds, he has moved 180 meters.

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