A boy rides his bicycle down the sidewalk at a velocity of 0.50 m/s [N]. As he passes his friend, who is 5.0m east of his position, he throws a ball to him.
a) If he can throw the ball at a maximum velocity of 2.0m/s, in which direction must he throw it in order for it to reach his friend?
b)How long does it take the ball to reach his friend?
The Attempt at a Solution
Well, I know that a right triangle can be formed with the vectors. We've just started this topic today, so I'm a bit unsure of where to put the numbers. One side of the triangle will be 0.5 m/s in magnitude, and another will be 2.0 m/s. How would this triangle look?
Any assistance is appreciated; thank you :)