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Projectile Problem

  1. Sep 22, 2004 #1
    this question makes no sense to me.....

    a cowboy drops from a balcony 25m high on to the back of his horse. If the horse is 5m high and is galloping past with a speed of 20m/s, where should the horse be when the cowboy releases his hold?

    apartently the answer key says 40m...can someone tell me the equation :confused:
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 22, 2004 #2
    How long does it take for the cowbay to fall 20m? Knowing that time you should be able to position the horse accordingly.
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