Okay, can someone help me figure out this problem. I've tried alot of things but then i just get lost in all my sine and cosine mess that ends up confusing me.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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-The pitcher is going to throw a ball from 4 meters above the ground and there is a distance of 20 m to the batter. A pitcher stands on the mound and throws the ball at an angle of @[theta] with respect to the horizon with the initial speed of 40 m/s. At what angle should the ball be thrown so that the ball will land 2 meters above the ground when it reaches the batter?

so the data is as follows:

initial starting point of ball: 4 meters above ground (y) and 20 meters from the batter (x)

final point of the ball: 2 meters above the ground (y)and 20 meters from the original point (x)

initial speed is 40 m/s at the unknown angle of @[theta]

so basically, i guess what i'm asking here is how to split the initial velocity into x and y components.

thank you if you can help me,

and thanks for trying if u can't. O.O

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