Tom the cat is chasing Jerry the mouse across a table surface 2 m off the ﬂoor. Jerry steps out of the way at the last second, and Tom slides off the edge of the table at a speed of 6 m/s. Where will Tom strike the ﬂoor, in terms of m?
At a distance of
We get the time of flight by considering Tom's vertical component of motion:
Tom's horizontal component of velocity is a constant 6m/s.