You're taking me higher off the ground

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Block A and Block B are both shot with a bullet of mass 20 g. The blocks are identical and so are the bullets. However, the bullet is shot at the centre of mass of Block A and off center for Block B. Which Block reaches a higher height.

Details and Assumptions

  • Assume there is no air resistance
  • The acceleration due to gravity is \(g = 9.80 m/s^{2}\)
  • Both blocks are shot by the bullets directly beneath them
  • The bullets initially travel vertically upward with the same velocity (and therefore the same energy) before they hit the blocks

Credits: Picture and Question taken from Veritaserum


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