Question

A football player punts the ball at a $45.0^\circ$ angle. Without an effect from the wind, the ball would travel 60.0 m horizontally. (a) What is the initial speed of the ball? (b) When the ball is near its maximum height it experiences a brief gust of wind that reduces its horizontal velocity by 1.50 m/s. What distance does the ball travel horizontally?

a) $24.2 \textrm{ m/s}$

b) $57.4 \textrm{ m}$

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