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How far can flea jump?

  1. Oct 1, 2006 #1

    I am not sure how to go about this problem. Any help would be very appreciated.

    A flea can jump a vertical height h. What is the maximum horizontal distance it can jump?

    Thank you.
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  3. Oct 1, 2006 #2
    hmmm... I'm not sure but I know that it has something to do with the angle at which the flea jumps because if it jumps at a 45 degree angle he will go much further than if he jumped at a 10 degree angle.
  4. Oct 1, 2006 #3


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    The problem is going to involve some assumptions on how the flea propels itself.
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