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A descent vehicle landing on the moon has
a vertical velocity toward the surface of the moon of 35.4 m/s. At the same time, it has a horizontal velocity of 57.2 m/s.
At what speed does the vehicle move along
its descent path?
At what angle with the vertical is its path?

  • Physics help!! -

    For the speed, use the Pythagorean theorem. You have been given two perpendicular components and you want the hypotenuse.

    The angle with the vertical is
    arctan 57.2/35.4= 58 degrees

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