# A rifle aimed horizontally at a target fired a bullet which lands 2 cm below the aim point. If the rifle was 25 m away find a) the flight time and b) the velocity with which the bullet left the rifle.

I would first have to convert the 2 cm into m but what would be the equations i would use?

See the other post. Here, Theta is zero.

## A rifle is aimed horizontally at a target 46.0 away. The bullet hits the target 1.60 below the aim point.

What was the bullet's flight time?

What was the speed of the bullet as it left the barrel?

## To solve this problem, we can use the equations of projectile motion.

First, let's convert the 2 cm to meters since the other measurements are given in meters.

2 cm = 0.02 m

Now, let's find the flight time of the bullet (a).

The horizontal distance traveled by the bullet (range, R) is given by the equation:

R = V * t

Where V is the initial velocity of the bullet and t is the flight time.

In this case, the horizontal distance traveled is 25 m (distance from the rifle to the target). Therefore, we can rewrite the equation as:

25 m = V * t

Now, let's find the velocity with which the bullet left the rifle (b).

The vertical displacement of the bullet (in this case, the bullet lands 2 cm below the aim point) can be calculated using the equation:

D = (1/2) * g * t^2

Where D is the vertical displacement (2 cm = 0.02 m), g is the acceleration due to gravity (roughly 9.8 m/s^2 on Earth), and t is the flight time.

By substituting the known values into the equation, we get:

0.02 m = (1/2) * 9.8 m/s^2 * t^2

Simplifying this equation, we have:

0.02 m = 4.9 m/s^2 * t^2

Now, we have two equations with two unknowns (V and t). We can solve them simultaneously to find the values.

Using the first equation (25 m = V * t), we can rearrange it to solve for V:

V = 25 m / t

Substituting this expression for V into the second equation:

0.02 m = 4.9 m/s^2 * t^2

We can further simplify this equation to:

t = sqrt(0.02 m / (4.9 m/s^2) )

By solving this equation, we can find the flight time (a).

Once we have the flight time, we can substitute it back into the first equation (25 m = V * t) to find the velocity with which the bullet left the rifle (b).

I'll let you solve the equations and find the values. Let me know if you need any further assistance!