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tensor0910

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## Homework Statement

trying to figure out how to calculate the angle of release needed to shoot a basketball in a rim. Here's the data I have so far:

distance from shooter to rim: 6.28m

height of rim: 3m

height of shooter: 1.75m

Initial velocity at time of release: 8.68 m/s ( hypotenuse of triangle )

height ball is released from shooter: 2.13m

height from release of ball till level plane with rim: .86m

## Homework Equations

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V

_{f}

_{f}= V

^{2}

_{i}+ 2aΔx

V

_{f}= V

_{i}+ at

a

_{x}= 0

a

_{y}= 9.8

## The Attempt at a Solution

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The shooter is much shorter than the typical projectile motion parabola so we have to figure out at what distance from the rim does the parabola actually start. I used a motion tracking program to figure out the velocity of the release of the ball. But its released so I only have the hypotenuse. This is where I am stuck.

Any and all comments are appreciated