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Projectile motion -- how long does it take the projectile to reach maximum height?

  1. Jul 22, 2017 #1
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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A projectile was launched at 70 m/s at an angle of 45 degrees above the horizontal, how long does it take the projectile to reach maximum height?

    2. Relevant equations
    Vyo= initial vertical velocity Vo=initial velocity

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I tried using the equation Vxo=VoSIN(theta)
     
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  3. Jul 22, 2017 #2

    cnh1995

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    Welcome to PF!
    No.
    You need to show what you've tried so that we can see what went wrong.
     
  4. Jul 22, 2017 #3
    I don't even know where to start tbh, i don't even know which formula to use
     
  5. Jul 22, 2017 #4

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  6. Jul 22, 2017 #5

    haruspex

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    Did you mean that? It could be right, depending on how exactly you are defining theta. What angle do you think it represents?
    Double check your source for that equation.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2017 #6
    try using trig ratios and SUVAT equations
     
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