# A ball rolls with a speed of #2.0m/s# across a level table that is #1.0m# above the floor. Upon reaching the edge of the table, it follows a parabolic path to the floor. How far along the floor is the landing spot from the table?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 8, 2016

We need to consider vertical and horizontal components.

#### Explanation:

If we consider the vertical component, we can determine how long the ball is in free fall. We can use:

S=1m

And u, initial velocity in vertical direction, is 0m/s

And we can take acceleration as 9.81

So t= 0.45s

In the horizontal direction, there is no acceleration so we can simply use

Hence distance along the floor from the table is