# Airplane dropping Package Help

## Homework Statement

I tried many times to do these two problems but I can't seem to start somewhere...

An airplane is flying horizontally at a speed of 50 m/s, and at an elevation of 160m drops a package. In order to hit a certain spot on the ground, how many seconds before passing the spot must he drop the package?

A. 1.81s
B. 2.01s
C. 3.2s
D. 4.33s

An airplane is flying horizontally at a speed of 50 m/s, and at an elevation of 160m drops a package. In order to hit a certain spot on the ground, how far before passing over the spot must he drop the package?

A. 82.2m
B. 90.4m
C. 99.7m
D. 109m

## Homework Equations

Vf = vi +at
Vf^2 = vi^2 + 2ax
x = vit + .5at^2

For both vertical and horizontal components of the projectile

## The Attempt at a Solution

I don't even know where to start. I tried doing 160m = 50t + 4.9t^2 and doing quadratic formula for that but I got a t value that isn't an answer, and both questions are connected so I'm really stuck :/