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## Homework Statement

In a carnival booth, you win a stuffed giraffe if you toss a quarter over a small dish. The dish is on a shelf above the point where the quarter leaves your hand and is a horizontal distance of 2.1 m from this point. If you toss the coin with a velocity of 6.4 m/s at an angle of 60 degrees above the horizontal, the coin lands in the dish. You can ignore air resistance.

a) What is the height of the shelf above the point where the quarter leaves your hand?

b) What is the vertical component of the velocity of the quarter just before it lands the dish?

## Homework Equations

x=(V0cosa0)t

y=(V0sina0)t - 1/2gt^2

Vx=V0cosa0

Vy=V0sina0-gt

## The Attempt at a Solution

I figured part A and the answer is 1.5 m, but for Part B I got -0.93 m/s when I attempted, but the actual answer is -0.89 m/s. I used Vy=V0sina0-gt, where t is .66 s which you get from doing Part A. Help!