Posted by **Eva** on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 10:13pm.

A pelican ﬂying along a horizontal path drops

a ﬁsh from a height of 3.3 m. The ﬁsh travels

8.7 m horizontally before it hits the water

below.

What was the pelican’s initial speed? The

acceleration of gravity is 9.81 m/s

2

.

Answer in units of m/s

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