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In testing a missile defense system, a missile is red from the ground on a

trajectory that would directly hit a bunker some distance away. When the missile is

at the top of the trajectory, a laser light from the bunker ignites fuel in the missile

and the missile disintegrates into two pieces, one twice as massive as the other. The

pieces reach the ground nearly simultaneously, 60m apart from each other.

(a) By how much does the larger piece miss the bunker? Hint: Consider motion of

the center of mass.

(b) By how much does the smaller piece miss the bunker?

(c) How important is the information that the fuel ignited at the top of the trajectory?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

so far I figured out this:

http://imgur.com/MdLrl

http://imgur.com/YqBet

I know that I need one more equation to get all the unknowns.

the homework is due in 5 hours if any one could help I would love you forever.

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# Homework Help: Trajectory of a missile

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