Answer to Question #17331 in Mechanics | Relativity for Celine

Question #17331
Ball is kicked at 20 degree angle of a 40.0 m high cliff into a pool of water. If the player hears the sound of the splash 3.0 seconds later, what was the initial speed given to the ball? Assume the speed of sound in air to be a constant 343 m/s
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Expert's answer
2012-10-30T10:26:10-0400
v0sina=Vy
vy=gt1
t1=2Vy/g
gt2^2/2=h
t2=Sqrt(2h/g)
v0cosat=S=Vs*t3
t3=(v0/vs)cosa(t1+t2)
t1+t2+t3=3s=T
((V0/vS)cosa+1)(2V0sina/g+sqrt(2h/g))=T
v0^2(sin2a/gVs+(2sina/g+sqrt(2h/g)*cosa/vs)V0+sqrt(2h/g)-T
v0=2.24

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