# Projectile Motion?

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A missile is fired with an initial velocity (vi) of 1,250 feet per second and aimed at a target 8 miles away. Determine the minimum angle of elevation (x) (in degrees) of the missile if the range (r) of the missile in feet is represented by r = (1/32)((vi)^2)(sin(2x)). Roud to only 1 decimal place.

A missile is fired with an initial velocity (vi) of 1,250 feet per second and aimed at a target 8 miles away. Determine the minimum angle of elevation (x) (in degrees) of the missile if the range (r) of the missile in feet is represented by r = (1/32)((vi)^2)(sin(2x)). Roud to only 1 decimal place.

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

We have:

Let's plug in the provided values of the range

Note: Value of range was converted from miles to feet.

Therefore, the minimum angle of elevation would be around