posted by ella on .
A student throws two beanbags in the air, one straight
up and the other one at a 30° angle from the vertical.
Both beanbags are thrown with the same initial
velocity and from the same height. In your own
words, explain which one will come back and hit the
ground first and why.
The beanbag that was thrown at 30o will
return and hit ground first, because its' vertical component of initial velocity is less than that of the bag that was thrown straight up. Yo = Vo*cos30. So it is less by a factor of 0.866.