Find an Online Tutor Now

Gwapo O.

asked • 10/02/18

Formula that predicts the location of moving enemy

A rocket that explodes not on impact, but explodes on a timer will be shot from myself to the enemy. The timer can only be inputted at the start of the shot. The rocket can only go straight and has a speed of 1500m/s . The enemy is moving in a straight line at a 135 degree angle with a speed of 400m/s. The distance between myself and my enemy is 5000m. I need a formula that predicts the precise time until the rocket should explode so that it will explode directly on my enemy's location.

Arturo O.

You need to provide one more piece of information, in order to answer this question.  What is the initial position of the target?  You stated it is 5000 m away, but we need to know in what direction.  Also, a complete answer must tell you in what direction to launch the rocket.


Gwapo O.

Lets say target is directly east of my location.


1 Expert Answer


Arturo O. answered • 10/03/18

5.0 (66)

Experienced Physics Teacher for Physics Tutoring

Still looking for help? Get the right answer, fast.

Ask a question for free

Get a free answer to a quick problem.
Most questions answered within 4 hours.


Find an Online Tutor Now

Choose an expert and meet online. No packages or subscriptions, pay only for the time you need.