Hello all, I'm little stumped on this question. Have tried multiple times and can not find the right answer to it. Here it is:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

1. Question

The pupil of an eagle's eye has a diameter of 5.93 mm. Two field mice are separated by 0.0124 m. From a distance of 186 m, the eagle sees them as one unresolved object and dives toward them at a speed of 18.1 m/s. Assume that the eagle's eye detects light that has a wavelength of 565 nm in a vacuum. How much time passes until the eagle sees the mice as separate objects?

3. The attempt at a solution

565e-9/5.93e-3 = 9.527824620573355e-5 or approx 1.00x 10^-4 which is the resolving angle

.0124/186 = 6.666666666666667e-5 which is approx 2/3 of resolving angle (this is angle when eagle starts)

if taking 2/3 of 186m I get 124.

124m / 18.1 m/s = 6.85s

However, the answer is wrong. Any advice/help/etc.?

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