# A punter in a football game kicks a ball from the goal 60° from the horizontal at 25 m/s. What is the hang time afthe punt, and how far down field does the ball land?

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Nov 21, 2015

#### Explanation:

We get the time taken to reach the maximum height by using the vertical component of the velocity:

By inference the return to earth will take the same time, assuming a level playing field.

The horizontal component of velocity is constant so we get:

Distance = speed x time