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A model rocket is launched from rest with an upward acceleration of 6.30 m/s2 and, due to a strong wind, a horizontal acceleration of 1.50 m/s2.

How far is the rocket from the launch pad 5.30 s later when the rocket engine runs out of fuel?

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  1. VERTICAL PROBLEM:
    y = (1/2) 6.3 t^2
    = 3.15 (5.3)^2

    HORIZONTAL PROBLEM:
    x = (1/2)1.5 t^2
    = .75 (5.3)^2

    d = sqrt(x^2+y^2)

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