## Two golf balls are hit from the same point on a flat field. Both are hit at an angle of 55 degree above the horizontal. Ball 2 has twice the

Two golf balls are hit from the same point on a flat field. Both are hit at an angle of 55 degree above the horizontal. Ball 2 has twice the initial speed of ball 1. If ball 1 lands a distance d_1 from the initial point, at what distance d_2 does ball 2 land from the initial point? (Neglect any effects due to air resistance.)

d_2 = d_1

d_2 = 4d_1

d_2 = 8d_1

d_2 = 0.5d_1

d_2 = 2d_1

## Answers ( )

Answer:d_2 = 4d_1

Explanation:The range or horizontal distance covered by a projectile projected with a velocity U at an angel of θ to the horizontal is given by

R = U²sin2θ/g

Let the range or horizontal distance of ball 1 with initial velocity U projected at an angle θ = 55° be

d_1 = U²sin2θ/g

Let the range or horizontal distance of ball 2 with initial velocity V = 2U projected at an angle θ = 55° be

d_2 = V²sin2θ/g

= (2U)²sin2θ/g

= 4U²sin2θ/g

= 4d_1 (since d_1 = U²sin2θ/g)

So, the ball 2 lands a distance d_2 = 4d_1 from the initial point.