Posted by **kristy** on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 2:48pm.

Suppose that a shot putter can put a shot at the worldclass speed v0 = 14.00 m/s and at a height of 2.160 m. What horizontal distance would the shot travel if the launch angle θ0 is (a) 45.00° and (b) 42.00°? The answers indicate that the angle of 45°, which maximizes the range of projectile motion, does not maximize the horizontal distance when the launch and landing are at different heights.

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