# Homework Help: Projectile motion with two angles

1. Oct 16, 2011

### ChrisEffinSmi

First, I struggled with whether to put this in advanced or intro physics. I read the sticky, and since this is a 300 level class that is taken at the junior level in the physics BS program at my school, I put it here. If it's considered too simplistic for advanced physics, I apologize.

I've attempted a solution and come up with something painfully close to the desired result, and I have no idea where I'm going wrong. I would really appreciate some insight.

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
http://usera.imagecave.com/hotrod73dart/homework/4.8.jpg

3. The attempt at a solution
http://usera.imagecave.com/hotrod73dart/homework/4.8attempted.jpg

2. Oct 17, 2011

### Filip Larsen

Your answer fits if you define "elevation" as being measured from horizontal and not from the slope as you have done it.

3. Oct 17, 2011

### ChrisEffinSmi

Oh gods! How stupid of me! My angle should be $\alpha$ - $\phi$, not just $\alpha$. That makes my derived answer sin($\alpha$-$\phi$)*cos($\alpha$-$\phi$+$\phi$) = cos($\alpha$)*sin($\alpha$-$\phi$) which is, of course, the desired result. I should sleep more. Thanks for the reply!