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Horizontal and vertical velocity components

  1. Sep 25, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A dolphin leaps out of the water at an angle of 32° above the horizontal. The horizontal component of the dolphin's velocity is 7.7 m/s. Find the magnitude of the vertical component of the velocity.

    2. Relevant equations
    Vy=V0y + ayt

    3. The attempt at a solution
    4.63 m/s is incorrect.

    cos(32 degrees) = (7.7 m/s) / hypotenuse
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  3. Sep 25, 2009 #2


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    Hi IAmSparticus! :wink:

    Show us your full calculations, and then we can see what went wrong, and we'll know how to help! :smile:
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