Kinematic Puzzle

Question: A boy  on the small hill uses a pea shooter to blow a pea horizintally straight  at the monkey in a tree at a distance d.The monkey get startled by the noise of the boy blowing the pea shooter and falls vertically out of the tree.

Does the pea miss the Monkey?


Solution:Both the pea and monkey started falling vertically from rest and at the same time.So in time t ,both will cover the same vertical distance. So by the time pea covers the horizontal distance d,they would have covered the same vertical distance,so the pea will hit the monkey


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