Francesca dangles her watch from a thin piece of string while the jetliner she is in takes off from JFK Airport. She notices that the string makes an angle of 25° with respect to the vertical while the aircraft accelerates for takeoff, which takes about 18s. Estimate the takeoff speed of the aircraft.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

k so you know that the force of gravity is mg and it's going down, and that the acceleration is ma along the horizontal, and so can you take the tan(25)=a/9.8 to get an acceleration of 4.57m/s^2?

And so for velocity you would get V=Vo+at

V=0+(4.57)(18)

V=82.2m/s???

thanks for reading

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