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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The early technique for dropping a plane bomb was to not "drop" but to let it go as the plane was climbing at a rapid rate. The idea "toss" it upward at a steep angle therefore giving the plane enough time to turn away before the bomb exploded.

Assume the plane is travelling 600 km/hr and it releases the bomb at an angle of 75 degrees above the horizontal. Assume the plane releases the bomb at an altitude of 4000 m above the ground and the bomb is set to detonate at 5r00 m above the ground. Ignoring air resistance, a) how long does the plan have to get away before the bomb exploding

b) what max height above ground level does the bomb reach? c) what is the bomb's speed as it detonates?

2. Relevant equations

plane is flying at 600 km/hr ----> 600,000 m /hr

altitude from ground up is 4000m

explodes at 500 m

3. The attempt at a solution

i really dont know what to do this. my book only has two problems similar to this and both involve wind speeds/resistance so i cant make any comparisons.

Please guide me through! i would REALLY appreciate it!!

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# Plane with an exploding bomb-PLEASE HELP ME!

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