**Unit 3: Motion in
Two-Dimensions**

**Problem Set C**

**Problem 16:**

Two objects are initially the same height above the ground. Simultaneously, one is released from rest and the other is shot off horizontally with an initial speed of 2.36 m/s. The two objects collide after falling 17.2 m. How far apart (in meters) were the objects initially?

- Read the problem carefully and diagram the physical situation (trajectory diagram)
- Identify known and unknown information in an organized manner (x-y table)
- Take the time to plot out a strategy prior to beginning the solution
- Identify an appropriate formula to use
- Perform step-by-step algebraic manipulations

A discussion of the formulae for projectile motion and of the basic strategy for solving such problems is provided on the Set C Overview Page.

Detailed information about and discussion of the strategies for solving horizontally launched projectile problems is provided online at The Physics Classroom.

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