posted by mo on .
You are traveling in a convertible with the top down. The car is moving at a constant velocity 20.0m/s due east along flat ground. You throw a tomato straight upward at a speed of 15.9m/s. how far has the car moved when you get a chance to catch a tomato?
Calculate how long the tomato is in the air. Call it T. It's twice the time it takes for the vertical velocity to reach zero, after being thrown. It spends an e
T = 2*(15.9 m/s)/g = 3.24 s
Then multiply that time by 20 m/s.