Motion in a plane

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Homework Statement



A projectile is fired with an initial speed of 30m/s at an angle of 60° above the horizontal.The object hits the ground 7.5s later.
a)How much higher or lower is the launch point relative to the point where the projectile hits the ground?

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The Attempt at a Solution


a)u(y)=30sin60,u(x)=30cos60
v=u+at
=30sin60-9.8*7.5
=47.52 downwards
tanθ=V(y)/V(x)
=(-47.53/30cos60)
=72.48° below the x-axis
therefore,the launch point is 72.48°-60°=12.45° above relative to the point where the projectile hits the ground.
 

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The vertical displacement, y, is the point where the projectile hits the ground.
 
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Isn't the vertical displacement zero?
 

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