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Will the stone catch up the parachute? 2007-10-03
From anoi90:
a small parachute dropped from a 30.0 m high cliff falls with a constant velocity of 1.20 m/s. 20.0 s after the parachute is dropped, a stone is dropped from a cliff. Will the stone catch up the parachute before it reaches the ground? (Include numerical proof!)
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Parachute Problem 1999-12-28
From Stephanie Zinsli:
A parachutist jumps from an airplane and lands in a square field that is 2 kilometers on each side. In each corner of the field there is a large tree. The parachutist's ropes will get tangled in the tree if she lands within 1/11 kilometer of its trunk. What is the probability that she will land in the field without getting caught in a tree?
Answered by Penny Nom.



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