Steelhead trout migrate up stream to spawn.Occasionally they need to leap up small waterfalls to continue their journey. Fortunately, steelhead are remarkable jumpers, capable of leaving the water at a speed of 8.0 m/s.

a. What is the maximum height a steelhead trout can jump?

b.Leaving the water at 8.0 m/s, the trout lands on top of the water fall 1.8 m high. How long was it in the air?

## Answer

(a) The maximum height is given by

(b) Using kinematical equation

Solving the above quadratic equation

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