Calculate the height of cliff. Ignore air resistance.

A stunt car in a movie drives horizontally off a cliff at 26.2m/s and lands 42.5m from the base of the cliff.

### 1 Answer | Add Yours

Using the horizontal movement;

`rarr S = Ut + 1/2at^2`

Since there is no acceleration in the horizontal direction;

`S = Ut`

`42.5 = 26.2*t`

` t = 1.622 `

For the vertical movement(under gravity);

`uarr S = Ut+1/2at^2`

`S = 0+1/2*9.81*1.622^2`

`S = 12.9m`

*So the height of the clip is 12.9m.*

Note:

The second part of the question is deleted as adviced by the administrators.

**Sources:**

### Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes