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A fast plane approaches the dam in level flight at low altitude h1, with speed v. A bomb is released which skips off the water and bounces up against the dam, striking it at a height h2 above the water. Given the speed of the plane, and assuming that the bomb loses no speed when it bounces off the water(not very realistic), and that the bomb bounces off the water at the same angle at which it hits, how far from the dam should the bomb be released? Solve for this distance x in terms of v, h1, h2, and g