posted by .

Dwight Howard is playing center for the Los Angeles Lakers. During the game, he blocks a shot. When Howard blocks the ball, he is 12 feet off of the ground (including his height). The ball is hit down at an angle of depression of 63°. Find the distance that the ball travels away from the basket. (Round to the nearest hundredth)

  • Trigonometry - incomplete -

    without knowing how hard he hits the ball, there's no way to tell. Was it a mere tap? A hard spike?

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. math

    ball is thrown up at 88 ft/s from a height of 25 feet. Path of ball is y = -16t^2 + 88t +25. y is the height of ball above the ground t seconds after being thrown. when does it reach maxiumum height?
  2. Math

    A ball is dropped from a height of 36 feet. The quadratic equation d=1/2 gt^2 is used to calculate the distance (d) the ball has fallen after t seconds. The constant g is the acceleration of gravity, 9.8m/s^2. How long does it take …
  3. calculus

    I need help with this problem: The path traveled by a golf ball with a 9-iron can be modeled with the quadratic equation, y= -0.042xsquared + 5x, where x is the distance in yards from the point it was hit and y is the height of the …
  4. math

    In slow- pitch softball the ball is pitched in an underhand motion. A batter in a softball game is pitched a ball that has initial vertical velocity of 35 feet per second. a. Write an equation for the height h (in feet) of the ball …
  5. math

    A robotic basketball player tosses a ball upward from a height of 7 feet, at an initial speed of 111 feet per second. The height of the ball is modeled by the equation: h=−16t2+111t+7, where h is the height above the ground in …
  6. 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?
  7. Algebra

    A ball is thrown into the air. The height in feet of the ball can be modeled by the equation h = -16t2 + 20t + 6 where t is the time in seconds, the ball is in the air. When will the ball hit the ground?
  8. Algebra

    The height of a ball thrown directly up with a velocity of 40 feet per second from a initial height of of 5 feet is given by the equation h(t)=-16t^2+40t+5, where t is the time in seconds and h is the ball’s height, measured in feet. …
  9. Algebra

    Kendall was playing t-ball and hit the ball off the tee, which is 3 feet off of the ground. If the equation h(t) = -16t2 + 20t + 3 represents the height of the ball at time t, what would the x-intercept represent in the context of …
  10. Math

    Using his driver on the 7th tee, Chris hits an excellent shot, right down the middle of the fairway. The ball follows the parabolic path shown in the figure, described by the quadratic function: h(x)=0.5x-0.002x^2. This relates the …

More Similar Questions