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A sport rifle used for target shooting has a muzzle velocity of 1200 ft/s

a) what is the maximum range of the rifle if it is fired about 5 feet above the ground?

b) how long would a bullet be in the air if it was fired for the maximum range?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I came up with 2 parametric equations. I don't know if they will help me though...

x= t*l1200lcos(0)

y= tl1200lsin(o)-16t²+5

I could maybe do this, if someone explained the topic to me. I don't understand parametric equations at all, unfortunately...

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# Homework Help: Maximum range of a rifle

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