A hunter aims directly at a target (on the same level) 140 m away. If the bullet leaves the gun at a speed of 280 m/s, by how much will the bullet miss the target?

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A hunter aims directly at a target (on the same level) 140 m away. If the bullet leaves the gun at a speed of 280 m/s, by how much will the bullet miss the target?

 

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  1. In projectile motion constant horizontal velocity Vx is assumed.

    Time to reach target is T = 140m / Vx = 0.5 s

    Vertical deflection in time T = 0.5*g*T2 = 0.5*9.8*0.52 m = 1.23 m

    So the bullet passes 1.23 m under the target.

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