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Homework Help: Projectile motion: finding angle

  1. Sep 8, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The free throw line in basketball is 4.57 m (15ft) from the basket, which is 3.05m (10ft) above the floor. A player standing on the free throw line throws the ball with an initial speed of 7.15 m/s, releasing it at a height of 2.44m (8ft) above the floor. At what angle above the horizontal must the ball be thrown to exactly hit the basket?


    2. Relevant equations

    I think i will use
    sin(2theta)= Rxg/iv

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I am not sure where to start with this problem
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Sep 9, 2011 #2
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2011
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