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Homework Help: Parabolic trayectory

  1. Oct 1, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A person throws a basketball at the basket from an altitude of 2.1m the basket is 11m away and at an altitude of 2.6m. The ball is thrown with an angle of 18°.

    2. Relevant equations
    what speed does the ball need to be thrown at so that it goes into the basket.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Sorry guys, I really don't know how to start solving it. Any ideas?

    thank you very much for your help
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  3. Oct 2, 2009 #2


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    Welcome to PF :smile:

    I'll hazard a guess that your class has been studying constant acceleration and projectile motion. Start with the usual equations for that.
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