Problem: Zack is driving past his house in . He wants to toss his physics book out the window and have it land in his driveway.If he lets go of the book exactly as he passes the end of the driveway, should he direct his throw outward and toward the front of the car (throw 1), straight outward (throw 2), or outward and toward the back of the car (throw 3)?

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Zack is driving past his house in The figure shows Zack driving a car past a driveway. Three vectors, labelled as 1,2 and 3, are pointing out his window and toward the driveway at varying angles. Vector 1 points slightly forward in the direction of travel. Vector 2 points straight toward the driveway perpendicular to the car’s direction. Vector 3 points slightly rearward slightly backwards in the direction of travel. . He wants to toss his physics book out the window and have it land in his driveway.

If he lets go of the book exactly as he passes the end of the driveway, should he direct his throw outward and toward the front of the car (throw 1), straight outward (throw 2), or outward and toward the back of the car (throw 3)?

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