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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

  • physics - ,

    how long does it take to fall 3.1meters?

    then, use that time to calculate horizontal velocity distance/time

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