This may be a stupid question. In Hewitt physics book there is a problem where a zookeeper on the ground is trying to shoot a monkey on top of a tree. If the monkey drops at the same time as the zookeeper shoots, where should the zookeeper aim, above the monkey, at the monkey or below the monkey? The answer is "at the monkey" because the bullet will fall through the same amount as the monkey in the same amount of time. My question is does the distance between the zookeeper and the tree where the monkey is have no effect at all?