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A rescue plane spots a pair of lost hikers in the wilderness. The plane is traveling horizontally at 40 m/s at a height of 132 m above the ground. At what horizontal distance from the hikers should the pilot release a rescue package?

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A rescue plane spots a pair of lost hikers in the wilderness. The plane is traveling horizontally at 40 m/s at a height of 132 m above the ground. At what horizontal distance from the hikers should the pilot release a rescue package? 

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Step 1

Given,

Horizontal speed v 40 m/s
Height h 132 m
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Horizontal speed v 40 m/s Height h 132 m

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Step 2

The horizontal speed of the plane,

x
Vertical velocity v, of the plane is zero. By the equation of motion,
1
h=vt+
Put v 0 and t=- in the equation
1
x
h=0+g
2
2hv
2h
x =v
Il
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x Vertical velocity v, of the plane is zero. By the equation of motion, 1 h=vt+ Put v 0 and t=- in the equation 1 x h=0+g 2 2hv 2h x =v Il

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Step 3

By substituting t...

2h
x = v.
2x132
x = 40,
9.8
x = 207.61 m
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2h x = v. 2x132 x = 40, 9.8 x = 207.61 m

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