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Problem: The coordinates of a bird flying in the xy plane are given by x(t) = at and y(t) = 3.0 m - Bt2, where a = 2.4 m/s and B = 1.2 m/s2. Find the velocity vector of the bird as a function of time, expressed in component form.

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The coordinates of a bird flying in the xy plane are given by x(t) = at and y(t) = 3.0 m - Bt2, where a = 2.4 m/s and B = 1.2 m/s2. Find the velocity vector of the bird as a function of time, expressed in component form.

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