Pool players often pride themselves on their ability to impart a large speed to a pool ball. In the sport of billiards, event organizers often remove one of the rails on a pool table to allow players to measure the speed of their break shots (the opening shot of a game in which the player strikes a ball with his pool cue). With the rail removed, a ball can fly off the table, as shown in the figure. d The surface of the pool table is h 0.830 m from the floor. The winner of the competition wants to know if he has broken the world speed record for the break shot of 32 mph (about 14.3 m/s). If the winner's ball landeda distance of d 4.35 m from the table's edge, calculate the speed of his break shot v Assume friction is negligible. m/s At what speed v1 did his pool ball hit the ground? m/s V1=

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Pool players often pride themselves on their ability to impart a large speed to a pool ball. In the sport of billiards, event
organizers often remove one of the rails on a pool table to allow players to measure the speed of their break shots (the opening
shot of a game in which the player strikes a ball with his pool cue). With the rail removed, a ball can fly off the table, as
shown in the figure.
d
The surface of the pool table is h 0.830 m from the floor.
The winner of the competition wants to know if he has broken the world speed record for the break shot of 32 mph (about
14.3 m/s). If the winner's ball landeda distance of d 4.35 m from the table's edge, calculate the speed of his break shot v
Assume friction is negligible.
m/s
At what speed v1 did his pool ball hit the ground?
m/s
V1=
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Pool players often pride themselves on their ability to impart a large speed to a pool ball. In the sport of billiards, event organizers often remove one of the rails on a pool table to allow players to measure the speed of their break shots (the opening shot of a game in which the player strikes a ball with his pool cue). With the rail removed, a ball can fly off the table, as shown in the figure. d The surface of the pool table is h 0.830 m from the floor. The winner of the competition wants to know if he has broken the world speed record for the break shot of 32 mph (about 14.3 m/s). If the winner's ball landeda distance of d 4.35 m from the table's edge, calculate the speed of his break shot v Assume friction is negligible. m/s At what speed v1 did his pool ball hit the ground? m/s V1=