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Problem 3.8: Shoot the apple from the tree

Please wait for the animation to completely load.

A hunter (off screen) aims his rifle at an apple in a tree as shown in the animation (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). At the instant the bullet leaves the rifle, the apple starts falling from rest. Which of the above animations correctly depicts the hunter's aim that hits the apple? Note: All three show the apple being hit, but only one animation depicts correct physics. Restart.

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