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Homework Help: How to find horizontal distance

  1. Nov 2, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data[/b]

    A plane is flying horizontally with speed 246 m/s at a height 4130 m above the ground, when a package is dropped from the plane.
    The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s2 .
    Neglecting air resistance, when the package hits the ground, the plane will be.
    3. directly above the package.
    A second package is thrown downward from the plane with a vertical speed v1 = 65 m/s. What is the magnitude of the total velocity of the package at the moment it is thrown as seen by an observer on the ground? Answer in units of m/s.
    What horizontal distance is traveled by this package? Answer in units of m.
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  3. Nov 3, 2008 #2


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