need physics help with a question about a big Jumping Cat

Dec 10th, 2015
SoccerBoss
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Physics
Price: $5 USD

Question description

Construct an argument based upon the video shown (video shows a large predatory cat jumping 10 feet in the air

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ykGr4QPlvtY). 

Answer should include:

1) how fast must the cat launch to achieve the jump shown?
2) how is the cat able to achieve this jump? Be sure to cite energy/power concepts as appropriate.

Also, can the following equation be used to help with this question? 

The final equation
Here's the final equation to calculate distance traveled using the variables we've already calculated:
D (distance) = (.5) * a (acceleration) * t (time)2 + V0 (initial velocity) * t time


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