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Homework Help: Projectile Motion of Basketball Shot to Ring

  1. May 9, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A basketball is thrown from a height of 2.8m above the ground and goes through a basketball ring that is 3.3m above the ground. If the release velocity was 5.5 m/s at an angle of 54 degrees upwards from the horizontal, calculate the horizontal displacement the ball will travel between being released and reaching the ring

    2. Relevant equations

    I know I have to find initial vertical and horizontal velocity and time

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I have found initial vertical velocity of 4.45m/s and horizontal velocity to be 3.23m/s

    I dont know where to start with time as i have only ever done projectiles that take-off and land at the same height ?
  2. jcsd
  3. May 9, 2012 #2
    For any vertical or horizontal displacement, the time taken are equal.
    Last edited: May 9, 2012
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