Question

A swan on a lake gets airborne by flapping its wings and running on top of the water. (a) If the swan must reach a velocity of 6.00 m/s to take off and it accelerates from rest at an average rate of $0.350 \textrm{ m/s}^2$ , how far will it travel before becoming airborne? (b) How long does this take?

a) $51.4 \textrm{ m}$

b) $17.1 \textrm{ s}$

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