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    Hi I am kinda lost about the question, I think it's a really easy question but I'm just lost. Can anyone explain it to me please?
    Thank you in advance!
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    This is an variation of what is called a 'monkey and hunter' problem - the electronic bucket release is replaced by a monkey hanging from a branch which releases its grip (with no reaction delay) when it sees the flash from a hunters rifle.

    There's an explanation on wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monkey_and_the_Hunter

    note the pea will miss the bucket if the bucket hits the ground before the pea has covered the required horizontal distance - which is a possibility in the setup shown in the diagram you posted - the pea and bucket need to be able to fall forever to ensure the pea will always hit the bucket when the pea is fired with low velocity.
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    (Original post by Joinedup)
    This is an variation of what is called a 'monkey and hunter' problem - the electronic bucket release is replaced by a monkey hanging from a branch which releases its grip (with no reaction delay) when it sees the flash from a hunters rifle.

    There's an explanation on wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monkey_and_the_Hunter

    note the pea will miss the bucket if the bucket hits the ground before the pea has covered the required horizontal distance - which is a possibility in the setup shown in the diagram you posted - the pea and bucket need to be able to fall forever to ensure the pea will always hit the bucket when the pea is fired with low velocity.
    I haven't heard the "monkey and the hunter" problem yet, interesting.
    Oh okay so that's that, thank you so much for your help!
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    (Original post by MMarìc)
    I haven't heard the "monkey and the hunter" problem yet, interesting.
    Oh okay so that's that, thank you so much for your help!
    There are several demos on youtube fwiw
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    (Original post by Joinedup)
    There are several demos on youtube fwiw
    I'll go and look it up! 😁
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