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Homework Help: Tough question

  1. Oct 7, 2006 #1
    **tough question

    An alaskan rescue plane traveling 40 m/s drops a package of emergency rations from a height of 171 m to a stranded party of explorers.
    The acceleration of gravity is 9.8m/s^2
    Where does the package strike the ground relative to the pt driectly below where it was released?

    ok so i tried this problem a bunch of times and my answer keeps coming up incorrect. What formulas should I use?
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  3. Oct 7, 2006 #2


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    Well, what law must ALWAYS hold, whatever (classical) mechanics problem you've got?
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