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A gun fires a bullet. The barrel of the gun is inclined at an angle of 45 degree with the horizontal.When the bullet leaves the barrel it will be travelling at an angle greater than 45 degree with the horizontal. Is the statement true or false. If true, explain how???

A gun fires a bullet. The barrel of the gun is inclined at an angle of 45 degree with the horizontal.When the bullet leaves the barrel it will be travelling at an angle greater than 45 degree with the horizontal. Is the statement true or false. If true, explain how???

Grade:11

1 Answers

Swapnil Saxena
102 Points
9 years ago

This may be possible under the following condition:

Lets suppose that the bullet ,soon after being fired by the gun , broke up into two pieces of equal masses. In such a case the center of mass of the two pieces of the bullet will continue to follow a parabolic path, however one of the two pieces can have an angle > 45 . 

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