# Homework Help: Soccer ball question: hypotenuse/adjacent and opposite lengths

1. Feb 18, 2010

### besthands

Jake kicked a soccer ball into the air at an angle of 45 degrees to the horizontal with an intial result velocity of 30 m/s. Find both the vertical and horizzonatal components of the velocity vector. Hint: the angle of your interest is 45 degrees and you want to find adjacent and opposite lengths with the given hypotenuse 30 m/s.

Thanks for any help provided.

2. Feb 19, 2010

### Keldon7

The question pretty much says everything...

3. Feb 19, 2010

### besthands

But I know nothing :(

4. Feb 19, 2010

### Cudi1

draw a diagram, label the hypotenuse as your velocity and solve,

5. Feb 19, 2010

### Keldon7

If you're still having trouble, use trig.

6. Feb 19, 2010

### besthands

Yeah, I figure this is really simple. We've had one class and this is the first homework. I haven't had math in 4 years and even then I struggled. Not seeing how to do this but I'll figure it out somehow. Thanks.

I did make a diagram, have the hypotenuse and 30m/s labeled but thats it.