A shot-putter throws the "shot" (mass = 7.3 kg) with an initial speed of 14.4 m/s at a 34.0o angle to the horizontal. Calculate the horizontal distance traveled by the shot if it leaves the athlete's hand at a height of 21.0m above the ground.

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A shot-putter throws the "shot" (mass = 7.3 kg) with an initial speed of 14.4 m/s at a 34.0o angle to the horizontal. Calculate the horizontal distance traveled by the shot if it leaves the athlete's hand at a height of 21.0m above the ground.

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Step 1

The vertical and horizontal velocity of the shot-putter is,

Find the time interval for the shot is travelled in vertical motion, by using displacement.

Step 2

Solve the above quadratic equation for time.

Substitute the values,

Step 3

The horizontal distance travelled by the sho...

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