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Homework Help: Need help with kinematics question

  1. Sep 25, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    3. The attempt at a solution


    The above is my attempt to solve question a), is this right approach? Now all i need to do is solve for theta? Or am i completely off track?

    Also, i have no idea how to approach question b). some insight would be helpful... Thanks!
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  3. Sep 25, 2016 #2


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    Yes, you have the correct approach. Yes, now solve for θ.

    Solving (a) will help you see how to answer (b).
  4. Sep 25, 2016 #3
    thanks, i figured both of them out :)
  5. Sep 25, 2016 #4

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    Looks like you're on the right track. Google trigonometric identities to figure out how to solve the quadratic. You'll get two angles as a solution.
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