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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 -

    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! :-)

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