A supply plane needs to drop a package of food to scientists working on a glacier in Greenland. The plane flies 200 m above the glacier at a speed of 190 m/s.
A) How far short of the target should it drop the package?
ANSWER: 1210 m
Solve for the time it takes for the package to reach the ground by considering the vertical component of motion.
Solve for the horizontal distance traveled for this amount of time
Round the answer to three significant figures