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Rescue Plane Question

  1. Feb 19, 2009 #1
    1. A rescue plane drops a package of emergency rations to a stranded party of explorers. The plane is traveling horizontally at 75.0 m/s at a height of 45.0 m above the ground. What horizontal distance does the package travel before striking the ground?

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  3. Feb 19, 2009 #2


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    Welcome to PF.

    What are your thoughts on how to approach the problem?
  4. Feb 19, 2009 #3
    I don't know I really can't even figure out where to start.
  5. Feb 20, 2009 #4


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    Start maybe with figuring out how long it takes to fall?

    If you know that then maybe you can figure out from the horizontal speed how far along it hits the ground?
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