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Someone wants to build a Jack-o-lantern launching cannon. He wants to launch a 5kg pumpkin a distance of 50m, but he also knows that an acceleration of more than 5 g's will crush the pumpkin in the cannon. What length does the barrel of the cannon need to be, and how much average force should the cannon exert on the pumpkin? You may assume that both force and acceleration remain constant within the barrel, and that no matter what angle you chose, the pumpkin will land at the same height as the end of the barrel?

I am using 45 degrees as the angle, sorry I forgot about that.

2. Relevant equationsNot exactly sure?

3. The attempt at a solutionI was able to solve for the initial velocity of the pumpkin, getting 22.14 m/s. But I don't know where to go from here or if it is even useful?

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# Pumpkin in Cannon Acceleration Problem

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