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A helicopter is flying horizontally at a constant 40 m/s when it drops a package below. Where does it land?
1. About 50 m ahead of the helicopter
2. About 80 m behind the helicopter
3. There is no way to answer without knowing
how high the helicopter was above the
ground when the package was released.
4. About 80 m ahead of the helicopter
5. Directly below the helicopter
6. About 50 m behind the helicopter

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  1. Assuming no air resistance

    the forward speed of the helicopter is constant and the forward speed of the package is the same as that of the helicopter.
    Therefore
    the bomb hits directly below the helicopter. (5)

    ALWAYS turn and climb after releasing your bomb!

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