Answer to Question #226700 in Civil and Environmental Engineering for Rexie

Question #226700
An object is released from height of 72 feet and is given an initial horizontal velocity of 22 ft/s. When the object strikes the ground, how far has it travelled in the horizontal direction?
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Expert's answer
2021-08-20T01:37:00-0400

The distance travelled by the object in the vertical direction is:



If the height is and is the gravitational acceleration, then the falling time will be:



Object's horizontal speed has not been changed with time. Thus, the distance in the horizontal direction travelled in time of falling will be:



where . Thus, obtain:



Answer. 48.6 feet.


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