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Solution: A truck loaded with cannonball watermelons stops suddenly to avoid running over the edge of a washed-out bridge (Fig. P4.76). The quick stop causes a number of melons to fly off the truck. One melon l

Problem

A truck loaded with cannonball watermelons stops suddenly to avoid running over the edge of a washed-out bridge (Fig. P4.76). The quick stop causes a number of melons to fly off the truck. One melon leaves the hood of the truck with an initial speed vi 5 10.0 m/s in the horizontal direction. A cross section of the bank has the shape of the bottom half of a parabola with its vertex at the initial location of the projected watermelon and with the equation y2 5 16x where x and y are measured in meters. What are the x and y coordinates of the melon when it splatters on the bank?