Problem: Steelhead trout migrate up stream to spawn. Occasionally they need to leap up small waterfalls to continue their journey. Fortunately, steelhead are remarkable jumpers, capable of leaving the water at a speed of 8.0 m/s.a. What is the maximum height a steelhead trout can jump?b. Leaving the water at 8.0 m/s, the trout lands on top of the water fall 1.8 m high. How long was it in the air?

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Maximum height reached:

hmax=v022g

We'll also use the kinematic equation:

y= v0t-12gt2

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Steelhead trout migrate up stream to spawn. Occasionally they need to leap up small waterfalls to continue their journey. Fortunately, steelhead are remarkable jumpers, capable of leaving the water at a speed of 8.0 m/s.

a. What is the maximum height a steelhead trout can jump?

b. Leaving the water at 8.0 m/s, the trout lands on top of the water fall 1.8 m high. How long was it in the air?

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