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**[SOLVED] The Flea**

## Homework Statement

A flea, jumping with its highest possible initial speed, can jump to a maximum vertical height of 1 cm. What is

the time spent in the air by the flea during the vertical jump? What would be the time spent in the air if the flea

were instead to leave the ground at an angle of 45° to the horizontal? What is the maximum horizontal distance

it can jump? Answer: 0.09 s, 0.063 s, 0.0196 m

## Homework Equations

d=V2t-(1/2)at

## The Attempt at a Solution

a)d=0.01m, a=g, v2=0

d=V2t-(1/2)at

0.01=-4.9t^2

t=0.045s *2

t=0.09s

b) tried finding initial velocity from part 1