29 September, 23:21

While standing on a lakeside pier, you see a fish in the water and decide to try some less common methods of snagging dinner. If you try to snag the fish with a harpoon, where should you aimA) Above where you see the fish.B) Below where you see the fish.C) Directly toward where you see the fish

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1. 29 September, 23:33
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To snag the fish with a harpoon, you should aim below where you see the fish.

Explanation:

To solve this problem, we consider the refraction of light in water.

Light coming from the fish refracts (changes direction) when it hits the surface. A person above the water sees the apparent position of the fish closer to the surface than the real position of the fish.

Considering the options given in the question:

If you aim above where you see the fish, you will miss hitting the target. Also if you aim directly towards where you see the fish, you will be targeting the apparent position of the fish and miss hitting the target. However, if you aim below where you see the fish, you will be targeting the real position of the fish and hit the target successfully.

Therefore, to snag the fish with a harpoon, you should aim below where you see the fish.
2. 29 September, 23:39
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to solve this problem, we consider the refraction of light in water.

Light coming from the fish refracts (changes direction) when it hits the surface. A person above the water sees the apparent position of the fish closer to the surface than the real position of the fish.

Considering the options given in the question:

If you aim above where you see the fish, you will miss hitting the target.

Also if you aim directly towards where you see the fish, you will be targeting the apparent position of the fish and miss hitting the target.

However, if you aim below where you see the fish, you will be targeting the real position of the fish and hit the target successfully.