# Help me!

• Jul 17th 2006, 09:42 PM
Candy
Help me!
A plane flying horizontally at a speed of 50.0 m/s and at an elevation of 160 m drops a package of supplies. Two seconds later it drops a second package. How far apart will the two packages land on the ground?
• Jul 17th 2006, 09:54 PM
malaygoel
Quote:

Originally Posted by Candy
A plane flying horizontally at a speed of 50.0 m/s and at an elevation of 160 m drops a package of supplies. Two seconds later it drops a second package. How far apart will the two packages land on the ground?

If the packets are dropped from the same height, they will take same time to reach the ground, hence they will travel horizontally same. The only differece will be due to the place of leaving which will be 50*2=100m

Malay
• Jul 18th 2006, 06:07 AM
Quick
Quote:

Originally Posted by malaygoel
If the packets are dropped from the same height, they will take same time to reach the ground, hence they will travel horizontally same. The only differece will be due to the place of leaving which will be 50*2=100m

Malay

That's a good point, don't be confused by the excess information on height Candy (it's just there to trick you)
• Jul 18th 2006, 06:30 AM
Soroban
Elegant solution, Malay!