Agun has a muzzle speed of 80 meters per second. what angle of elevation should be used to hit an object 180 meters away? neglect air resistance and use g=9.8m/sec2 as the acceleration of gravity.

the answer must be in radians.

i found: angle=1/2arcsin (180*9.8)/(80^2), but it was not correct.

it is called kinetic energy

Knowing the initial velocity and angle, the horizontal range formula is given by R= V^2sin(2teta) / g, so we can get

sin(2teta)=Rg/V^2

sin(2teta)= (180 x 9.8)/ 80^2= 0.27, sin(2teta)=0.27, 2teta=arcsin(0.27)=15.66, so teta=15.66/2

teta=7.83°

Hi. Your working equation is correct. The general equation to be used is

[tex]Range = sin(2 \alpha )( \frac{ v^{2} }{g} )[/tex]

However, make sure that when you input this in the calculator, it is in the mode of rad.

The answer is 0.14 rad.

I hope I was able to answer your question. Have a good day.

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