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Homework Help: Physics Problem

  1. Nov 16, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A gun is aimed directly at a can, which is simultaneously released when the gun is fired. This gun won't miss as long as the initial speed of the bullet is sufficient to reach the falling target before the target hits the floor. Verify this statement.

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I have no idea how to do this.
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 16, 2008 #2
    You already know that the bullet is fired fast enough to get to the can. So, what do you know about the motion of the objects in the y-direction?
  4. Nov 16, 2008 #3
    the movement in the y-direction is a projectile movement
  5. Nov 16, 2008 #4
    Apply Newton's First Law to each of the objects and tell me what you decide.
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