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Cliff divers at Acapulco jump into the sea from a cliff 36m high At the level of the sea a rock sticks out a horizontal distance at 6m. With what minimum horizontal velocity must the cliff divers leave the top of the cliff if they are to miss the rock?

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With good explanations and calculations, the problem is solved. The minimum horizontal velocity required to miss the rock is determined.

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In horizontal direction:
s = 6 m

In vertical direction:
h = 36 m

Because ...

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