1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A basketball player shoots a ball with a speed off 25 ft/sec from a point 15 ft horizontally away from the center of the basket. The basket is 10ft away above the the floor and the player releases the ball from a height of 8ft. At what angle should the player shoot the ball? 2. Relevant equations Actually, this is one of my calc problems, but it seems physics-y enough to be posted here. I'm supposed to use parametrics to solve it. x(t)=x0+h0t y(t)= -(1/2)gt2+v0t+y0 h0=s0cos[tex]\theta[/tex] v0=s0sin[tex]\theta[/tex] 3. The attempt at a solution I don't feel like typing all these sub/superscripts, but I worked with the y(t) function, set v0 to 25 and y0 to 8 and got 0.0846 and 1.478 for values of t. But then I realizes that v0 was supposed to be s0cos[tex]\theta[/tex], which means I have both t and theta in the equation. How would I solve for either variable? Thanks.