# college physics

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(a) The skeet will go up a distance of 63.3 cm. (b) The extra distance travelled by the skeet due to the collision is 0.75 m. The initial velocity of the skeet was 25 m/s at an angle of 30 degrees to the horizon, so the vertical and horizontal components of the initial velocity were 11.18 and 21.21 m/s, respectively. This means that without the collision, the skeet would have travelled 6.36 m horizontally and 4.66 m vertically. The collision, however, adds 0.75 m to the total distance traversed. Therefore, the total distance travelled by the skeet is 7.11 m.