What is the initial horizontal velocity of the ball?

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Ball kicked with initial velocity of 15 m/s at 60* above the horizontal. Assuming air resistance is negligible, only influence on ball after been kicked is the acceleration due to gravity (g=-9.81 m/s2).

Answer is 7.5 m/s but how?

Apr 14th, 2015

Draw a triangle.  We are looking for the adjacent leg of the triangle.  We know the angle and length of the hypotenuse.  Use SOH CAH TOA to solve from there.  We use cosine because it's Adjacent/Hypotenuse. 

cos(60) = x / 15m/s

0.5 * 15m/s = x

x= 7.5 m/s

Apr 14th, 2015

Thought I didn't ask the main question but I guess I did.

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