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A gun is aimed horizontally at a target in line with the barrel. The target is released (and allowed to fall freely under gravity) at the very instant the gun is fired. The bullet will


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hit the target
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B
pass above the target
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C
pass the below the target
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D
certainly miss the target
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Solution

The correct option is D hit the target
Since the same force of gravity acts on both, the acceleration of both objects will be same. Also, both objects have same initial velocity in the y-direction, i.e. 0 (because bullet is fired horizontally and target is dropped from rest). Thus they will cover the same distance in y-direction downwards in same time and hence the bullet will hit the target.

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