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Challenging question

  1. Aug 10, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A kid fires a bb gun directly at a target that is few metres away
    Another kid fires a bb gun directly at a target that is falling under the influence of gravity
    which child will be able to hit the target


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    3. The attempt at a solution
    i thingk second one
    if anyone has not understood the ques he can clarify his doubts
     
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  3. Aug 10, 2009 #2

    Doc Al

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    Why do you think that's the answer?
     
  4. Aug 10, 2009 #3
    because the motion of the bullet will be projectile so it would hit the target that is down
     
  5. Aug 10, 2009 #4

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    OK, but one thing that's not specified is how fast is the target falling?
     
  6. Aug 10, 2009 #5
    it has only been give in the question that it is falling
    i also prepared a picture of it in the paint but was not able to upload it
    if any1 is able to prepare the photo please post it
    i will see if it is correct
     
  7. Aug 10, 2009 #6

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    I suspect the two choices were meant to be something like this:
    (1) A kid fires directly at a stationary target.
    (2) A second kid fires directly at a target that begins to fall under gravity the moment he pulls the trigger.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2009 #7
    ya thats the exact question
    please help me with it
    it was asked to me in an interview
     
  9. Aug 10, 2009 #8

    Doc Al

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    Do you understand the difference between my version and the one you posted?
     
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