# Physics help!

1. Aug 27, 2004

### Hollyleelee

hi everyone! ok so i was doing my homework and i came upon this one problem which completely stummped me and so if someone could set me in the right direction i would be very thankful! here is the promblem: If a salmon swims sraight upward in the water fast enough to break through the suface at a speed of 5 meters per second, how high can it jump above water?

2. Aug 27, 2004

### Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
So, you're given the initial velocity and asked to find the maximum height. What can you say about the velocity at the top of the jump ? How are initial and final velocities related to distance (height) ?

That's more than I should be giving away at this stage...