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Help me calculate the speed of the basketball

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Here is the picture for you to understand it better.
Please help me calculate the velocity required for the ball.
I have already tried it with the formula:
displacement = initial velocity(time) + (acceleration)(time2)/2
but cannot since I do not know the initial velocity and the time
basketball2.JPG

Please help me and thanks.
 

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  • #2
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but cannot since I do not know the initial velocity and the time
The initial velocity is what you are looking for
 
  • #3
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The initial velocity is what you are looking for
Yes I am looking for the initial velocity. Then I will calculate the force required to throw the ball
 
  • #4
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Start by looking at x and y components of the velocity separately. Try to figure out what equations apply to these components
 
  • #5
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Start by looking at x and y components of the velocity separately. Try to figure out what equations apply to these components
Thanks. I got my answer!
 

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