## An observer stands 24.7 m behind a marksman practicing at a rifle range. The marksman fires the rifle horizontally, the speed of the bullets

Question

An observer stands 24.7 m behind a marksman practicing at a rifle range. The marksman fires the rifle horizontally, the speed of the bullets is 814.8 m/s, and the air temperature is 20°C. How far does each bullet travel before the observer hears the report of the rifle? Assume that the bullets encounter no obstacles during this interval, and ignore both air resistance and the vertical component of the bullets’ motion.

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3 years 2021-08-28T08:07:17+00:00 1 Answers 8 views 0

1. Explanation:

The given data is as follows.

Velocity of bullet, = 814.8 m/s

Observer distance from marksman, d = 24.7 m

Let us assume that time necessary for report of rifle to reach the observer is t and will be calculated as follows.

t =      (velocity in air = 343 m/s)

= 0.072 sec

Now, before the observer hears the report the distance traveled by the bullet is as follows.

=

= 58.66

= 59 (approx)

Thus, we can conclude that each bullet will travel a distance of 59 m.