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Help: with two distancehow do you find velocity?

  1. Sep 30, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    a new circus act is called the Texas Tumblers. Lovely May Belle swings from a trapeze, projects herself at an angle 53 degrees, and is supposed to be caught by joe bobb, whose hands are 6.1 m abive and 8.2 m horizontally from her launch point. ignore air resistance. Waht is initial speed must mary belle have to just reach joe bob? What are the magnitude and direction of her velocity when mary belle reaches job bob.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    i tried most formulas, but I can't seem to find a reasonable answer.
    help please?
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  3. Sep 30, 2011 #2


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    This is motion that is affected by gravity. Acceleration = gravity. List the equations of motion that you have for this.
  4. Sep 30, 2011 #3
    You'll have two equations and two unknowns that you need to solve. Write out of the equations for the x and y component of the motions. I hope this hint helps.
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