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```        In an action film hero is supposed to throw a grenade  from his car, which is going 90.km/h, to his enemy's car, which is  going 110 km/h. The enemy's car is 15.8 m in front of the hero's when he  lets go of the grenade. If the hero throws the grenade so its initial  velocity relative to him is at an angle of 45(degree) above the  horizontal, what should the magnitude of the initial velocity be? The  cars are both traveling in the same direction on a level road. Ignore  air resistance.
Find the magnitude of the velocity both relative to the hero and relative to the earth```
7 years ago

105 Points
```										Dear sachin,
At first we need to convert all the velocities into m/s:

We will describe the motion in the hero's reference frame. In this reference frame the velocity of the enemy's car is

And the grenade is released with the launch angle . We introduce the magnitude of initial velocity of grenade (relative to the hero's car) as v.

After the grenade is released it is  moving according to the equations of projectile motion. Along axis x we  have motion with constant velocity:

Along axis y we have motion with constant acceleration:

In these equations at the initial moment of time the grenade has zero coordinates.

We can also write down the equation of enemy's car motion:

Now we need to write down the condition that the grenade hits the enemy's car:
At some moment of time the  x coordinate of grenade should be equation to the x-coordinate of  enemy's car and at the same moment of time the y-coordinate of grenade  should be equal 0.
Then we have:

Then we just need to solve the system of two equations with two unknown variables:

Then

And

Then

This is the velocity of the grenade relative to the hero.

We can also find the magnitude of velocity relative to the earth. The x-component of this velocity is

The y-component of the velocity is

Then the magnitude is

This is the magnitude of the velocity of grenade relative to the earth.
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7 years ago
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