(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A Martian creature similar to an Earth frog jumps with an initial

speed v0 and attains the range R over horizontal ground.

The maximum possible height reached by the creature, neglecting

friction in the tenuous Martian air, is ([tex]\vartheta[/tex] being the

launch angle):

(a) R/4tan[tex]\vartheta[/tex];

(b) R/4sin[tex]\vartheta[/tex];

(c) R/2tan[tex]\vartheta[/tex];

(d) undetermined because of missing data.

2. Relevant equations

I tried using some formulas to derive the answer...

[tex]\frac{voy}{g}[/tex]=t_{highest point}

and solved for t,

t=[tex]\frac{voysin\vartheta}{g}[/tex]

t=[tex]\frac{R}{vcos\vartheta}[/tex]

and tried using a variety of the range projectile motion equation to get to this answer

3. The attempt at a solution

I know the answer is (a), but is there any easy way to geth there, I feel like I've been going around in circles

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# Homework Help: Martian Projectile Motion

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