Problem: A daring 510-N swimmer dives off a cliff with a running horizontal leap, as shown in the figure .What must her minimum speed be just as she leaves the top of the cliff so that she will miss the ledge at the bottom, which is 1.75 m wide and 9.00 m below the top of the cliff?

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The swimmer dives only with horizontal speed.

Therefore, v0x = v0

v0y = 0.

Let's consider the kinematic equation for the motion in the y-direction

y=v0yt-12gt2

For the x-direction, we'll use:

x=v0xt+12at2

To get the time, t, we'll use the equation in the y-direction.

We know that v0y = 0

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A daring 510-N swimmer dives off a cliff with a running horizontal leap, as shown in the figure A person is running to the edge of the 9.00 meters high cliff at an unknown speed labeled as v0. There is a ledge stretching 1.75 meters to the left of the bottom of the cliff..

What must her minimum speed be just as she leaves the top of the cliff so that she will miss the ledge at the bottom, which is 1.75 m wide and 9.00 m below the top of the cliff?

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