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Homework Help: Physics

Posted by Elisa on Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 12:43pm.

A student stands at the edge of a cliff and throws a stone horizontally over the edge with a speed of 15.0 m/s. The cliff is h = 66.0 m above a flat horizontal beach.


How long after being released does the stone strike the beach below the cliff?

I got 3.67 s.

With what speed and angle of impact does the stone land?
I got 38.97 m/s for the speed, but I cannot figure out the angle. It says that the answer is in degrees "below the horizontal."

I calculated x to be 55.23m and I tried to calculate -y, but I keep getting the wrong angle. After getting -y I though I was supposed to do arctan(opp/adj) to get the angle "below the horizontal."
Please help! Thanks!

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