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A hawk flying at 15m/s at an altitude of 180 m accidentally

drops its prey. The parabolic trajectory of the falling

prey is described by the equation

y = 180 - x^{2}/45

until it hits the ground, where is its height above the

ground and is the horizontal distance traveled in meters.

Calculate the distance traveled by the prey from the time

it is dropped until the time it hits the ground. Express

your answer correct to the nearest tenth of a meter.

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