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Initial velocity not given

  1. Apr 17, 2008 #1
    [SOLVED] Initial velocity not given

    I was looking for a strategy for finding the initial velocity for a problem that gives the angle and height. The problem is: A ball is dropped and rebounds with an intial velocity of what magnitude considering the ball must bounce through an opening that is between 3.1-4.9 feet high.

    I tried some manipulation but couldnt get the correct answer....which is around 15-20 ft/s

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  3. Apr 17, 2008 #2


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    Hi Jason and welcome to PF,

    What did you try? Could you post your working?

    P.S. For future reference we have "https://www.physicsforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=152" [Broken] for textbook questions.
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  4. Apr 17, 2008 #3
    Thanks...I actually figured it out....
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