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Homework Help: Kinematic question

  1. Sep 17, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A golfball is hit with a velocity of 25m/s at an angle of 40 degrees above the horizontal. What are the horizontal and vertical components of the velocity?

    i dont want the answer thats not my objective... just the correct formula cause ive been using all these mathematic equations which are getting me nowhere
    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 17, 2008 #2
    think of it as a triangle with the trajectory as the "hypotenuse". The x component would be vcosx and the vertical component would be vsinx
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