Practice Problems
Projectiles Released from Ground Level at an Angle
Directions:
On this worksheet, every projectile has a net vertical displacement of s
_{y}
= 0. That is, the projectiles begin and end at the same height.
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Question 1
A football is kicked so that is has a hang time of 4.2 seconds and hits the ground 35 meters down the field, what was the velocity of the football when it was kicked?
22.2 m/sec
20.6 m/sec
41.2 m/sec
8.33 m/sec
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Question 2
A cannon is fired on flat ground so that its shell comes back to the ground 436 meters away. If the cannon ball is in the air for only 8.4 seconds, with what velocity was it fired?
51.9 m/sec
66.2 m/sec
82.3 m/sec
41.2 m/sec
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Question 3
A softball is struck up into the air with a hang time of 3 sec and is caught 11.7 meters away. What was the velocity of the softball just as it was struck by the bat?
29.4 m/sec
35.1 m/sec
3.90 m/sec
15.2 m/sec
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Question 4
A catapult launches its mass at a speed of 30.5 m/sec at an angle of 35 degrees. How long will the mass stay in the air if its release-height and landing-height are the same?
15.6 sec
3.57 sec
1.79 sec
25.0 sec
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Question 5
An arrow is shot up into the air at 15.3 m/sec at an angle of 38 degrees. What is the range of the arrow if its release-height and impact-height are the same?
12.02 meters
9.39 meters
4.5 meters
23.0 meters
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