An airplane is flying with a velocity of 95.0 at an angle of 26.0 above the horizontal. When the plane is a distance 113 directly above a dog that is standing on level ground, a suitcase drops out of the luggage compartment.
How far from the dog will the suitcase land? You can ignore air resistance.?
physics - Steve, Friday, February 1, 2013 at 3:40pm
assuming the unit of distance here is meters,
the horizontal speed is 95 cos26° = 85.4m/s
to get time to fall:
113 = 4.9t^2
t = 4.8 seconds
horizontal distance moved is thus
85.4 * 4.8 = 410.1 m
assuming the dog doesn't start chasing the plane! :-)