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zebra1707

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**Projectile motion - urgent help needed**

## Homework Statement

Target is projected at an an angle to the horizontal, initial speed 4 m/s, unknown angle and unknown distance to the target. Height of the target is 0.8m.

Need to find the minimum angle.

## Homework Equations

v= u+at

v = delta s/delta t

sin theta ?

## The Attempt at a Solution

0 = 4 + (-9.8)t

9.8t =4/9.8

t = 0.408 (0.41) s (i think that this is wrong as it may be the time for the "entire" flight of the projectile.

v = delta s/delta t

v delta t = delta s

4 x 0.41

Delta s = 1.63

sin-1 = 0.8/1.63

angle = 30 degrees

Can the gurus please check this because I think that I have the entire flight of the projectile - not the max height where it will hit the target.

Cheers and thanks.