Posted by **Joe** on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 5:43pm.

The 3-point line in basketball is 23 ft 9 in away from the point on the floor vertically below the center of an 18-in diameter rim. The rim is 10 ft above the floor. Kim shoots a three pointer using a 9-in diameter ball from the 3-point line that just clears the basket. The release height was 8 ft. What is the smallest release angle, measured relative to horizontal?

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