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Phantoful

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## Homework Statement

A ball is thrown at an initial speed v from level ground. What angle θ should be chosen so that the area under the trajectory is maximized?

## Homework Equations

d = V

_{o}t - (1/2)gt

^{2}

Vt = d

Integration, derivatives, and trigonometry

## The Attempt at a Solution

I've tried to find an equation for the curve by saying that x(t) = vtcos(theta) and y(t) = vtsin(theta) - (1/2)gt

^{2}, but I'm not sure if that will get me anywhere, since I'm at a mental deadend on this part. Is there a right way to approach this problem?