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Projectile motion without time or initial velocity

  • #1

Homework Statement


You throw a snowball from a height of 11m at an angle of 25 degrees to the horizontal to hit your teacher in the chest (1.5m from the ground) who is on the sidewalk 37m from you horizontally, at what velocity must you throw the snowball to hit your teacher


Homework Equations


d= v(t) + 1/2 a (t)^2


The Attempt at a Solution



Vx= v Cos(25)
Vy= v Sin(25)

I have no clue where to go from here to be completely honest
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
hint: you have 2 equations in two variables
the snowball should travel the given horizontal distance and also the given vertical distance in the same time
 

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