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Calculating horizontal distance

A shotputter throws the shot (mass = 7.3 kg) with an initial speed of 14m/s at a 40* angle to the horizontal. Calculate the horizontal distance traveled by the shot if it leaves the athlete's hand at a height of 2.2 m above the ground.

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For the vertical movement, the initial velocity of the shot is Vy when it is thrown upward. When it reaches the highest point, the vertical velocity is zero.

Vy=V*sin(theta)=14*sin(40 degree)= 9 ...

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This solution calculates the horizontal distance traveled by a shot with a given mass, speed, angle and height.

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