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# Supplies are dropped from an airplane to land at a certain point.

The velocity of the package at release from the airplane is the speed of the airplane, v0x=250ft/s.
The acceleration of the package due to gravity isay= -32.2 ft/s2.
The displacement in the y direction can be found using the following equation: y - y0 = v0yt + ½ayt2.
The final position of the package (y) is on the ground, and y0 represents the height of the plane when
the package is dropped.
The initial velocity in the y direction (v0y) is zero.
Therefore, the equation becomes: y = y0 + ½ayt2.
The distance the package travels in the x direction can be found from the equation: x - x0 = v0xt + ½axt2.
The final position of the package (x) is measured from the initial position (x0).
If x0 is taken as zero, and if the plane is traveling at a constant speed (ax is zero), then the equation
becomes: x = v0xt.

Now draw a table of time, Velocity and Height using the above formulae and record the readings as shown
in the table below.

Followed by plotting graph of

1. X vs T
2. Y vs T and
3. (V and Y) vs T

Also using trial and error method we find the value using GoalSeek in excel as

X = Time at which the Package hits the ground = 4.662524063 Secs

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Result: X = Time at which the Package hits the ground = 4.662524063 Secs Page | 2 .