(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A ranch hand sitting on a tree limb wishes to drop vertically onto a horse galloping under the tree at the speed of 9.28 m/s and the distance from the limb to the saddle is 3.84m.

a) What must be the horizontal distance (m) between the saddle and the limb when the ranch hand makes his move?

2. Relevant equations

It will take the person .39 s to drop from the tree limb to the saddle. So when the horse it .39 seconds away the person should jump. Should I use an equation position as a function of time?

3. The attempt at a solution

3.88m I divided .39 by 9.28 = .042 then added that to the original distance away from the saddle leaving me with 3.88m as a final answer.

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