The froghopper, Philaenus spumarius, holds the world record for insect jumps. When leaping at an angle of 58.0° above the horizontal, some of the tiny critters have reached a maximum height of 58.7 cm above the level ground. Neglect air resistance in answering the following. (a) What was the takeoff speed for such a leap? (b) What horizontal distance did the froghopper cover for this world-record leap?

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The froghopper,
Philaenus spumarius, holds the world record for insect jumps.
When leaping at an angle of 58.0° above the horizontal, some of the
tiny critters have reached a maximum height of 58.7 cm above the
level ground. Neglect air
resistance
in answering the following. (a) What was the takeoff speed
for such a leap? (b) What horizontal distance did the froghopper cover
for this world-record leap?

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