I was given a question in a quiz for my Physics 1 class and I solved it. However, it was marked wrong. Could anyone please highlight why it is wrong?
Q) At a hockey game, you throw your hat into the air when our team scores a point. If you throw it upwards at an angle of 35 degrees with respect to the horizontal and speed of 11 m/s:
D) Assuming you are on level ground, how far away from you does it land ?
I found the time it takes to get to the highest point to be ( .6438 s and its maximum height to be .32 m ) in the earlier questions that I have not typed in this post.
To find this answer, I used the Range equation, R=((V0)^(2) * sin(2theta))/(g)
R= (11)^(2) * sin ( 2*35) / ( 9.8 )
R = 11.6 m.
Apparently, the answer is 5.8m but I'm not sure why it should be half of my answer. The range gives you the distance it covers in the X dimension so why is it half?!
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