Physics help!!
posted by Louis .
Assume: A 78 g basketball is launched at an angle of 56.8◦ and a distance of 10.4 m from the basketball goal. The ball is released at the same height (ten feet) as the basketball goal’s height. A basketball player tries to make a long
jumpshot as described above. The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s^2. What speed must the player give the ball?
Answer in units of m/s

Require that the range (between release point and goal) equals 10.4 m. The range is
10.4 = (Vo^2/g)*sin(2*56.8).
Solve for Vo
Respond to this Question
Similar Questions

Physics
A basketball player 2.08 m tall wants to make a basket from a distance of 16 m. The hoop is at a height of 3.05 m. The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s2 . Neglect air friction. 2.08 m 3.05 m 16 m v0 40.7◦ If he shoots the ball … 
PHYSICS
Assume: A 78 g basketball is launched at an angle of 46.7 ◦ and a distance of 18.6 m from the basketball goal. The ball is released at the same height (ten feet) as the basketball goal’s height. A basketball player tries to … 
physics
A basketball player is standing on the floor 10.0 m from the basket as in the figure below. The height of the basket is H = 3.05 m, and he shoots the ball at an angle, θ = 37.6°, with the horizontal from a height of h = 2.20 … 
physics
A 1.8 tall basketball player attempts a goal 11 from the basket that is 3.05 high.If he shoots the ball at a 54 ◦ angle, at what initial speed must he throw the basketball so that it goes through the hoop without striking the … 
physics
A basketball player is standing on the floor 10.0 m from the basket as in Figure P4.50. The height of the basket is 3.05 m, and he shoots the ball at a 40.0o angle with the horizontal from a height of 2.00 m. (a) What is the acceleration … 
Math
The path of a basketball foul shot is modelled by the relation h=0.44d*2+4.4d+7, where h is the height in feet and d is the horizontal distance in feet. At what height is the ball released? 
physics
A 78 g basketball is launched at an angle of 45.4◦ and a distance of 10.1 m from the basketball goal. The ball is released at the same height (ten feet) as the basketball goal’s height. A basketball player tries to make a long … 
Physics Kinematics
A basketball is launched with an initial speed of 12.0 m/s at 45 degrees from the ground. The height of the basket y = 2.50m. From what distance x the ball is shot? 
quadratic functions
A player shoots a basketball from a height of 6 feet. The equation, h = 16t 2 + 25t + 6, gives the height, h , of the basketball after t seconds. Describe the height, rounded to the nearest tenth of a foot, of the basketball after … 
physics
Assume: A 78 g basketball is launched at an angle of 54.5 ◦ and a distance of 10.4 m from the basketball goal. The ball is released at the same height (ten feet) as the basketball goal’s height. A basketball player tries to …