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Range of a Projectile


A ball of mass 5kg is accelerated to a velocity of 15m/s before being released at an angle of 15 degrees to the horizontal, if the ball is released from a height of 1 metre, find:

A) The distance the ball travels in the x direction

You may assume wind resistance is negligible

Hint: consider these in order.
- the horizontal velocity of the ball at all times
- the vertical acceleration of the ball at all times
- initial x and y components of the ball's velocity
- time taken for the ball to reach the ground





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