Problem: A pipe discharges storm water into a creek. Water flows horizontally out of the pipe at 1.8 m/s, and the end of the pipe is 2.3 m above the creek.How far out from the end of the pipe is the point where the stream of water meets the creek?

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Using the kinematic equation:

y=v0t+12gt2

To get time, t:

v0 = 0 m/s and Δy = 2.3 m.

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A pipe discharges storm water into a creek. Water flows horizontally out of the pipe at 1.8 m/s, and the end of the pipe is 2.3 m above the creek.

How far out from the end of the pipe is the point where the stream of water meets the creek?

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