A Cart that Shoots a Ball Straight Up
The small cart is pushed to the left, as shown below. After it goes a foot or two, a small ball is shot
straight up out of the cart. The cart always moves at the same speed throughout.
The question is:
Where will the ball land?
In front of the cart? Behind the cart? Or will it land right in the cart?
The video below shows the cart being pushed and the ball just after it's shot out.
This video is purposely stopped just after the ball is shot out (so we won't give away the answer!). In
the actual problem, the cart continues rolling towards the left, and the ball continues in its flight.
What do you think? Where will the ball land?
In front of the cart
Behind the cart
It will land inside the cart