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Solution: A jungle veterinarian with a blow-gun loaded with a tranquilizer dart and a sly 1.5-kg monkey are each a height 25 m above the ground in trees a distance 70 m apart. Just as the hunter shoots horizontally at the monkey, the monkey drops from the tree in a vain attempt to escape being hit.What must the minimum muzzle velocity of the dart have been for the hunter to hit the monkey before it reached the ground?

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A jungle veterinarian with a blow-gun loaded with a tranquilizer dart and a sly 1.5-kg monkey are each a height 25 m above the ground in trees a distance 70 m apart. Just as the hunter shoots horizontally at the monkey, the monkey drops from the tree in a vain attempt to escape being hit.

What must the minimum muzzle velocity of the dart have been for the hunter to hit the monkey before it reached the ground?

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Projectile Motion: Horizontal & Negative Launch