Posted by **Kelly** on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 4:28pm.

A pelican flying along a horizontal path drops

a fish from a height of 4.7 m. The fish travels

8.5 m horizontally before it hits the water

below.

What was the pelican’s initial speed? The

acceleration of gravity is 9.81 m/s2 .

Answer in units of m/s

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