Problem: A stuntman for a 007 movie scene needs to jump into the lake below while avoiding the ledge.1) If his initial velocity is horizontal, what is the time for the stuntman to fall 9.0m?2) What must be the minimum speed vo to pull off such a stunt?3) The stuntman knew that he can only run as fast as 1.2 m/s, and decided to perform this stunt by jumping with an upward angle of 45 degrees. What will be his landing point, and will that be greater than 1.75 meters?

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A stuntman for a 007 movie scene needs to jump into the lake below while avoiding the ledge.

1) If his initial velocity is horizontal, what is the time for the stuntman to fall 9.0m?

2) What must be the minimum speed vo to pull off such a stunt?

3) The stuntman knew that he can only run as fast as 1.2 m/s, and decided to perform this stunt by jumping with an upward angle of 45 degrees. What will be his landing point, and will that be greater than 1.75 meters?

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