(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Suppose that a shot putter can put a shot at the worldclass speed v0 = 14.00 m/s and at a height of 2.160 m. What horizontal distance would the shot travel if the launch angle θ0 is (a) 45.00° and (b) 41.00°? The answers indicate that the angle of 45°, which maximizes the range of projectile motion, does not maximize the horizontal distance when the launch and landing are at different heights.

2. Relevant equations

Horizontal distance = 14 * cos θ * [(14 * sin θ ÷ 9.8) + (2.106 ÷ 4.9)^0.5]

3. The attempt at a solution

so i have been using the formula above and am not getting the right answer. I don't know what to do. wrong formula maybe?

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# Homework Help: Shot putter physics problem

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