# Projectile problem

1. Nov 24, 2007

### GusTu2007

Suppose that a projectile is fired at an angle of 45$$\circ$$ from the
horizontal. Its initial position is the origin in the xy-plane, and its
initial velocity is 100$$\sqrt{}2$$ ft / sec. Then its trajectory will be the part of
the parabola y = x -( $$\frac{}{}x/$$25)^2 for which y ≥ 0.
a) How far does the projectile travel (horizontally) before it hits the
ground?
b) What is the maximum height above the ground that the
projectile attains?

2. Nov 25, 2007

### Shooting Star

a) When it hits the ground again, what's the value of y?
b) The highest point is at the vertex of the parabola. Do you know how to find the vertex from the given eqn?