Problem: The cliff divers of Acapulco push off horizontally from rock platforms about 35 m above the water, but they must clear rocky outcrops at water level that extend out into the water 5.0 m from the base of the cliff directly under their launch point. See in the figure .What minimum pushoff speed is necessary to clear the rocks?How long are they in the air?

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The cliff divers of Acapulco push off horizontally from rock platforms about 35 m above the water, but they must clear rocky outcrops at water level that extend out into the water 5.0 m from the base of the cliff directly under their launch point. See in the figure .

What minimum pushoff speed is necessary to clear the rocks?

How long are they in the air?

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