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    A baseball thrown at an angle of 60 degrees above the horizontal strikes a building 20m away at a point 8m above the point from which it is thrown. Ignoring air resistance. Find
    A) the magnitude of the initial velocity of the baseball and
    B) the time it takes to reach the point.

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    The two sets of equation systems of motion for projectile motion are:

    For the vertical direction there is only gravitational force, hence the motion is a free fall motion:

    In the horizontal direction there is no force ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution uses two of the Big Five Kinematic equations to address the projectile motion of the baseball thrown at an angle of 60 degrees above the horizontal to determine the magnitude of initial velocity and time it takes to reach destination.