Problem: When fighting forest fires, airplanes work in support of ground crews by dropping water on the fires. A pilot is practicing by dropping a canister of red dye, hoping to hit a target on the ground below. If the plane is flying in a horizontal path 29.0 m above the ground and with a speed of 19.0 m/s, at what horizontal distance from the target should the pilot release the canister? Ignore air resistance.

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When fighting forest fires, airplanes work in support of ground crews by dropping water on the fires. A pilot is practicing by dropping a canister of red dye, hoping to hit a target on the ground below. If the plane is flying in a horizontal path 29.0 m above the ground and with a speed of 19.0 m/s, at what horizontal distance from the target should the pilot release the canister? Ignore air resistance.

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