A golfer hits a ball from point A with initial velocity 24.5 m/s at and angle

above the horizontal, where sin

= 0.8. The ball just clears the tops of the two trees. The tops of the trees are both 14.7m above the level of a and are horizontal distance dm apart.

a i) Find the time taken for the ball to reach the top of the first tree.

ii) Determine the value of d.

Ok i have worked this question out but i'm not confident the answer is right as i found it very hard. This is what i did.

v = 24.5

sin

= 0.8

tree h = 14.7

so using trig i get 14.7/hypotenuse = 0.8

hypotenuse = 14.7/0.8 = 18.475

cos

= adjacent/18.375

a=

cos

= 0.6