Posted by **rmj** on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 9:10pm.

I'm having trouble getting the answer for the 2nd and 3rd questions.

# A soccer ball is kicked from the ground. When it reaches a height of 5.93 m, the velocity is v=6.45i+7.46j m/s.

1. Determine the maximum height that the ball reaches. (the right answer is 8.77 m)

2. Determine the total horizontal distance travelled by the ball.

3. What is the speed of the soccer ball just before it hits the ground?

for number 2, i found the total time from yf = yi + viyt - 1/2gt^2

and plugged it into vx=dx/t to get the horiz distance but i still can't

get the right answer

did i miss anything?

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**drwls**, Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 10:47pm
The time the ball is in air is

2*Vyo/g , where Vyo is the initial vertical velocity component. Solve for that first.

From energy considerations,

7.46^2/2 + gH = Voy^2/2

Voy^2/2 = 86.0 m^2/s^2

Voy = 13.11 m/s

so T = 2.67 s

The distance travelled in that time is

Vx*T = 17.24 m

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**Ross**, Monday, April 12, 2010 at 1:55pm
The way I solved the first part of the question was:

Vo=?

d=7.18 m

Vf = 7.80m/s

a = 9.81m/s^2

So find the initial Vo velocity using:

Vf^2 - Vo^2 = 2ad

Then once you get Vo, use the same equation to find the d, when Vf = 0, that's when the height is maximal.

Hope that helps.

Cheers,

Ross

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**emg**, Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 9:25pm
drwls - could you please explain the reasoning behind this:

"From energy considerations,

7.46^2/2 + gH = Voy^2/2

Voy^2/2 = 86.0 m^2/s^2

Voy = 13.11 m/s

so T = 2.67 s

What does "H" represent? Why can't you just use the total time that the ball is in the air, and multiply that by the initial x-component of velocity? Since d=vt

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**Anonymous**, Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 3:45pm
the G represents gravity, and H represents the height

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