# Thread: physics hortizontal and vertical

1. ## physics hortizontal and vertical

Angel Falls in southeastern Venezuela is the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world, dropping 979 m (3212 ft). Ignoring air resistance, it would take 14 a for the water to fall from the lip of the falls to the river below. If the water lands 50 m from the base of the vertical cliff, what was its horizontal speed at the top?

2. ## Re: physics hortizontal and vertical

$v_x = \frac{\Delta x}{\Delta t}$

3. ## Re: physics hortizontal and vertical

50m/14 sec
divide this right

3.5?
this is the vertical?

Which equation would be use to get the horizontal speed

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Can someone help me figure this out?

5. ## Re: physics hortizontal and vertical

You have already been told how to get it and have calculated the horizontal speed. The water has 0 vertical speed at the top and increases speed all the way down. But there is no horizontal component of force so the horizontal component of speed does not change: at constant speed, to go 50 m in 14 sec, makes the speed 50/14 m/sec.

6. ## Re: physics hortizontal and vertical

Ok I did it that way still wrong
Thanks for trying to help

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Ok I redid it and it came out right
This is insane Physics to me, but I'm getting it a little. Online class is the worst.