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The x- and y-coordinates of a projectile launched from
the origin are x = Vort and y = voyt – ¿gt². Solve the first of
these equations for time t and substitute into the second to
show that the path of a projectile is a parabola with the form
y = ax + bx, where a and bare constants.
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The x- and y-coordinates of a projectile launched from the origin are x = Vort and y = voyt – ¿gt². Solve the first of these equations for time t and substitute into the second to show that the path of a projectile is a parabola with the form y = ax + bx, where a and bare constants.

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Given data:

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..(i) x =vt=t =- ox .(ii) y = v„t –

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Plugging in the value of t in equation (i):

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y =Voy Vox ox . (ii) oy y = 2v, ox

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The equation of the parabola:

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y = ax+ bx² ..(iv)

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