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A ball is launched horizontally at 5 m s-1 from the end of a table. The ball is in flight for 0.4 s before it lands on the floor. The ball is now launched from the end of the same table with a horizontal velocity 10 m s-1.
What is the new time of flight of the ball? A 0.2s
B 0.4s
C 0.5s
D 0.8s
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The answer is B but how?
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The answer is B but how?
The vertical acceleration due to gravity is the same regardless of the horizontal component of velocity. distance fallen vertically is the same so time is the same.

you could shoot a crossbow bolt horizontally from the same table top at 100 ms-1 and it'd spend the same time falling (unless it his something else before the ground ) ... and so would a marble with zero horizontal velocity released from the same height
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The vertical acceleration due to gravity is the same regardless of the horizontal component of velocity. distance fallen vertically is the same so time is the same.

you could shoot a crossbow bolt horizontally from the same table top at 100 ms-1 and it'd spend the same time falling (unless it his something else before the ground ) ... and so would a marble with zero horizontal velocity released from the same height
Thank you, that makes perfect sense now
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Thank you, that makes perfect sense now
FYI: Classic demo of this (AKA monkey shooting)

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