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Okay, I am stuck on all the same kind of problem.

Something is thrown or fired horizontally. There is no air resistance. After "x" seconds, it has fallen how far?

Ex: A bullet is fired horizontally from the top of a cliff. Three seconds later, the ball has fallen a vertical distance of ???

And

A bullet (violent, aren't they?) is fired horizontally with an initial velocity of 300m/s from a tower 20m high. No air resistance, the horizontal distance the bullet travels before hitting the ground is ????

Is the gravitational constant coming into play again? I know the ball/bullet is falling, and it's going sideways, too. is this a d=vt problem? Do I just go back to my little table of how far things fall in free fall for how far it falls down? But what for the horizontal component? Is that the d=rt part?

Thanking you in advance for any help. I'm lost again. New chapter, new confusion.

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# Homework Help: Projective motion problems

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