# Projectile is fired over level ground

## Homework Statement

A projectile is fired over level ground with an initial velocity that has a vertical component of 20 m/s and a horizontal component of 30 m/s. Using g = 10 m/s2, the distance from launching to landing points is:

Vi(t) +0.5at^2

## The Attempt at a Solution

I used the first equation to solve for the time it took from start to finish. 0=20m/s(t)+0.5(-10m/s2)t^2 and that gave me 4 seconds to launch and land.

Next i used the same equation only now i used the x component so x=30m/s(4s) and the displacement was 120 meters.

Any errors you see?

What do you mean?

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## Homework Statement

A projectile is fired over level ground with an initial velocity that has a vertical component of 20 m/s and a horizontal component of 30 m/s. Using g = 10 m/s2, the distance from launching to landing points is:

Vi(t) +0.5at^2

## The Attempt at a Solution

I used the first equation to solve for the time it took from start to finish. 0=20m/s(t)+0.5(-10m/s2)t^2 and that gave me 4 seconds to launch and land.

Next i used the same equation only now i used the x component so x=30m/s(4s) and the displacement was 120 meters.

Any errors you see?
Looks good to me !

I like the analysis.

• Le_Anthony
Looks good to me !

I like the analysis.
Thanks!