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Homework Help: Finding initial velocity of a projectile

  1. Mar 8, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A football is kicked at an angle of 60 degrees to the horizontal and travels a distance "R" before hitting the ground

    A.) find the initial speed of the football
    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution :
    I would presume I would need to find initial velocity of X and Y separately and then find the magnitude the V the formulas should be V0X=V0cos60 and V0Y=V0sin60
    and I need to find V0 of both x and y I just want to know if I'm on the right track I'm quite new to physics
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 8, 2015 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Welcome to PF!

    Your approach sounds reasonable.
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