Projectile Motion of golf chip shot

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Homework Statement



A golfer wishes to chip a shot into a hole 60 m away on flat level ground. If the ball sails off at 50°, what speed must it have initially? Ignore aerodynamic effects.

Homework Equations



xf = xi + vxi(t)
vx = vi(cos)angle


The Attempt at a Solution



How would I plug this in>
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
hage567
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How would I plug this in>
Into what???

You need one more equation. One that describes the vertical direction.
 
  • #3
yf = yi + vyit + (1/2)at^2

this??
 
  • #4
hage567
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Yes, that one will work.
 

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