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Homework Help: How do I set up these problems?

  1. Sep 20, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    In a football game a ball is punted from an initial height of 0.75 m and at an angle of 41° above the horizontal. If the ball travels a horizontal distance of 38 yd before hitting the ground, what was its initial speed? (Neglect air resistance.)

    2. Relevant equations

    I cannot find any information in my text book relating to problems that have and starting point (y) that is not 0. What formula do I use on these problems? Thanks

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Sep 20, 2009 #2


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    y=y0+v0t -1/2 gt2

    use this where y0 is the initial height.

    EDIT: this may help as well

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