Bird Flying Speed#

To predict the flying speed of an eagle, we can use the relationship between the flying speed (\(v\)) and the mass (\(m\)) of birds. It has been reported that in steady flight, the flying speed of birds is related to their mass as \(v \propto m^{-1/4}\).

Part 1#

If a 4 \(kg\) eagle flies at a speed of 73 \(km/h\), how fast do you expect a 2 \(kg\) eagle to fly?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \(km/h\).

Part 2#

Is your answer reasonable? Why?

Answer Section#

Answer in 1-2 sentences, and try to use full sentences.


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