Posted by **scott** on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 2:18pm.

A basketball player 1.9 m tall wants to

make a basket from a distance of 7.8 m. The

hoop is at a height of 3.05 m.If he shoots the ball (from a height of 1.9 m)

at a 23.5 angle, at what initial speed must he

shoot the basketball so that it goes through

the hoop without striking the backboard?

The acceleration due to gravity is 9.8 m/s2 .

Neglect air friction.

Answer in units of m/s

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