Posted by **Mara** on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 10:30pm.

A pelican ﬂying along a horizontal path drops

a ﬁsh from a height of 3.1 m. The ﬁsh travels

6.4 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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