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A reasonable target: not as deep as a well, nor as wide as a church door, but 'twill serve. Now, how to find $v_T?$ To find that it hits the window (without symmetry tricks that don't apply here) you must presumably have found the horizontal and vertical components of the pebble's velocity at launch. The horizontal velocity is unchanged [we ignore air resistance] and the vertical velocity is found using the formula $v = v_0 + at$ (remember a is negative) for which you know all the RHS terms at impact. Now use Pythagoras' formula to find the length of the vector with those components. Any remaining error (if not arithmetic) is then probably due to you and the setter using different values for $g.$ NOT ("Swear not by the moon, inconstant orb") varying tidal forces. Good hunting!
 


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