Stones are thrown horizontally, with the same initial velocity, from the tops of two different buildings, A and B. The stone from building A lands 4 times as far from the base of the building as does the stone from building B. What is the ratio of building A's height to building B's height?
physics - Steve, Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 12:05pm
since the horizontal speed is the same and does not change, since stone A went 4 times as far, building A is 4 times as tall.
physics - Sue, Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 5:13pm
Since the horizontal speed is the same and the object is in free fall, distance actually equals the square of time. and since the stone from building A spent 4 times as long in the air as stone B, the ratio is 16