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Physics help!

  1. Aug 27, 2004 #1
    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?
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  3. Aug 27, 2004 #2


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    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...
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