An old-fashioned coke bottle is thrown straight out from the right side of a car at 10 m/s. The car is moving at 80 miles per hour. What is the speed of the bottle relative to the ground (in m/s)?
I've converted the speed of the car, and it turned out to be 35.76 m/s. But I'm not sure how to find the speed of the bottle relative to the ground. Please help.
Would the speed of the bottle be equal to the speed of the car added to the velocity with which its thrown? (35.76 m/s + 10 m/s = 45.76 m/s)
Edit: Thank you! The answer would then turn out to be 37.13 m/s, right?