## The froghopper, Philaenus spumarius, holds the world record for insect jumps.

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**The froghopper, Philaenus spumarius, holds the world record for insect jumps. When leaping at an angle of 58.0 degrees above the horizontal, some of the tiny critters have reached a maximum height of 58.7 cm above the level ground. The initial velocity is 4 m/s. What horizontal distance did the froghopper cover for this world-record leap?**

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## Answer ( 1 )

Use the range equation:

range = sin2(θ)v2/9.8 where v is launch velocity

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theta is the launch angle

range = sin2(58)16/9.8

range = 1.624 m