Posted by Anna on .
A plane drops a hamper of medical supplies from a height of 3410 m during a practice run over the ocean. The plane's horizontal velocity was 121 m/s at the instant the hamper was dropped. What is the magnitude of the overall velocity of the hamper at the instant it strikes the surface of the ocean? The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 meters per second squared
Are you supposed to estimate aerodynamic drag? When dropped from that that altitude, it will definitely not be negligible.
Both the horizontal and vertical drag will be appreciable.
I would complain to the teacher