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A shot fired horizontally from the top of a tower with a velocity of 60 ft/s hits the ground in 2 seconds. What is the height of the tower and the distance from the foot of the tower where it strikes the ground?

Here,
Time taken for the shot to reach the ground, t = 2s.

Velocity in horizontal direction, u = 60 ft/s

The height of the tower = distance fallen by shot in 2sÂ

That is,Â

Â

The distance from the foot of the tower where it strikes the ground, s= ut = 60 x 2 = 120 feet.Â

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