A ball is projected with a horizontal velocity of #5.1# #ms^-1# at a height of #2.5 xx 10^2# #m#. How far does it travel before it hits the ground?
The horizontal distance traveled will be
As for all projectile motion questions, we can treat the horizontal and vertical direction independently. If we ignore air resistance, the horizontal velocity will remain constant at
We need to calculate the time taken for the ball to fall. The initial velocity
The horizontal distance traveled in this time will be