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## Main Question or Discussion Point

As part of a local competition, i have to calculate the distance that a projectile launched at an angle from a certain height above the ground will travel. a friend and i have attempted to shorten the three necessary steps (ignoring air resistance) into a single step.

v=rad(2gh), Dx=Vx*t, Dy=.5*a*t^2

However being at our level of experience the algebra gets a bit hairy and doesnt seem to quite work out. Any help would be greatly appreciated. (also i am not certain that i have been clear in presenting my dilemma, so i will try to clarify if necessary since im not good at explaining things in words)

Thanks again!

v=rad(2gh), Dx=Vx*t, Dy=.5*a*t^2

However being at our level of experience the algebra gets a bit hairy and doesnt seem to quite work out. Any help would be greatly appreciated. (also i am not certain that i have been clear in presenting my dilemma, so i will try to clarify if necessary since im not good at explaining things in words)

Thanks again!