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A baseball is thrown off a cliff at an angle of 57 degrees with a speed of 25 m/s. How high is the cliff to the nearest tenth of a meter, if the ball hits the ground 6.2 sec later.

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  1. y = h + 25cos57 t - 4.9t^2
    So, if takes 6.2 sec to hit at y=0, then

    h + 13.6*6.2 - 4.9*6.2^2 = 0
    h = 104.0m

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    posted by Steve
  2. the answer to the question is 58 why is it not matching up?

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  3. Ahh. I used the horizontal component of v, not the vertical. Chane cos to sin and things should work out.

    Shoulda caught that, guy...

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  4. Thank you

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