# Physics

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A top-gun pilot, practicing radar avoidance maneuvers, is flying horizontally at 1300 km/hr, just 35 m above level ground. Suddenly, the plane encounters terrain that slopes gently upwards at 5, an amount difficult to detect visually. If the pilot doesn’t correct his trajectory, calculate the time the pilot has before flying into the ground?

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distance to intercept=.035km ctn 5

time: distance/speed=.035ctn5/(1300km/hr)

convert that time to minutes

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