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Projectile time left in basketball

  1. Nov 19, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Trailing by two points, and with only 2.0 s remaining in a basketball game, a player makes a jump-shot at an angle of 60° with the horizontal, giving the ball a velocity of 10 m/s. The ball is released at the height of the basket, 3.05 m above the floor. Yes! It's a score.
    (a) How much time is left in the game when the basket is made?


    2. Relevant equations

    d=.5at^2
    d=Vxt

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I got this, maybe im reading the question wrong
    Time till at top: 0.88 s
    Total time: 1.76 s
    Maximum height: 3.82 m
    Range: 8.83 m


    I took 2sec-1.76 and got .24 and its not right?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 19, 2008 #2
    height of the basketball hoop?
     
  4. Nov 20, 2008 #3
    3.05 m.
     
  5. Nov 20, 2008 #4
    so anyone have an idea on the time left? unless I got the other stuff wrong?
     
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