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Projectile motion

  1. Nov 30, 2006 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    An athlete puts a 16lbs shot at an angle of 45 degrees to horizontal from 6.5ft above the ground at initial speed of 44ft/sec. How far does the shot land?

    2. Relevant equations

    I can only calculated the range from the point it is fired to the point where it is 6.5 ft from the ground. But I have no clue calculating the distance travelled from the interval where it is 6.5ft above the ground to the ground(y=0).

    3. The attempt at a solution

    d = V0^2 sin2(45)/(32)
    = (44)^2/ 32
    = 60.5 ft
    this is all i know. help please.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2006
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  3. Nov 30, 2006 #2
    thanks, I'll edit it.

    oops, looks like I can't change the title.
  4. Nov 30, 2006 #3


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    You might want to write down all relevant equations for projectile motion and see what you can do with them.
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