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Jregan

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- Homework Statement
- A golf ball is hit on the moon which has a free-fall acceleration 1/6 of its value on earth. The ball is hit at a speed of 28m/s at an angle of 35 degrees. How far did the golf ball travel? Ignoring air resistance, how far would it travel on earth?

- Relevant Equations
- R=Vi^2sin2theta/g

I am just not sure if I did this properly. My professor hasn't really gone over when to use the range equation but I would assume range would equal the distance traveled therefore can be used for this problem. If not the how would I go about solving this?

I did 1/6*9.8=1.63 for g on the moon

Then used R=(Vi^2sin2theta)/g

so on the moon

R=((28^2)sin2*35)/1.63=452m

and on Earth

R=((28^2)sin2*35)/9.8=75.2m

I did 1/6*9.8=1.63 for g on the moon

Then used R=(Vi^2sin2theta)/g

so on the moon

R=((28^2)sin2*35)/1.63=452m

and on Earth

R=((28^2)sin2*35)/9.8=75.2m