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There was a recent exam question and i was wondering how to find out the answer.
Q. A basketball player throws a ball with an initial velocity of 6.5m/s at an angle of 50 degrees to the horizontal. The ball is 2.3m above the ground when released. The ball travels a horizontal distance of 2.9m to reach the top of the basket.(see attatchment).
a) Calculate
i) the horizontal component of the initial velocity of the ball
ii) the vertical component of the initial velocity of the ball
b) show that the time taken for the ball to reach the basket is 0.69s
c) Calculate the height H of the top of the basket.
TIA
Q. A basketball player throws a ball with an initial velocity of 6.5m/s at an angle of 50 degrees to the horizontal. The ball is 2.3m above the ground when released. The ball travels a horizontal distance of 2.9m to reach the top of the basket.(see attatchment).
a) Calculate
i) the horizontal component of the initial velocity of the ball
ii) the vertical component of the initial velocity of the ball
b) show that the time taken for the ball to reach the basket is 0.69s
c) Calculate the height H of the top of the basket.
TIA
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