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Froghopper insects have a typical mass of around 11.9 mg11.9 mg and can jump to a height of 47.3 cm.47.3 cm. The takeoff velocity is achieved as the insect flexes its legs over a distance of approximately 2.00 mm.2.00 mm. Assume that the jump is vertical and that the froghopper undergoes constant acceleration while its feet are in contact with the ground. Ignore air resistance.What is the acceleration of the insect during the time of the jump (before it leaves the ground)?

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Froghopper insects have a typical mass of around 11.9 mg11.9 mg and can jump to a height of 47.3 cm.47.3 cm. The takeoff velocity is achieved as the insect flexes its legs over a distance of approximately 2.00 mm.2.00 mm. Assume that the jump is vertical and that the froghopper undergoes constant acceleration while its feet are in contact with the ground. Ignore air resistance.

What is the acceleration of the insect during the time of the jump (before it leaves the ground)?

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The launching vel...

= 2g/h
2(0.8)(0.473)
3.044 m/s
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= 2g/h 2(0.8)(0.473) 3.044 m/s

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