A pelican flying along a horizontal path drops a fish from a height of 5.4m. The fish travels 8.0 m horizontally before it hits the water below. What was the pelican's speed?
physics - MathMate, Monday, October 25, 2010 at 4:17pm
Calculate the time, t sec., it takes to free-fall from rest over 5.4 m.
You can use:
where S=distance, u=initial vertical speed=0, and g=acceleration due to gravity.
Divide 8 m/t sec. to get the horizontal speed.
physics - Ivy, Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 6:41pm
The pelican was going 7.6 m/s