Can someone help me with this problem. Thanks a lot!
Side is going to attempt a field goal by kicking a football from a point 40 yards out from the goal. The ball must clear the crossbar that is 3m off of the ground. Skid kicks the ball with a velocity of 20m/s at an angle of 45 degrees.
a)Does the ball clear the crossbar?
b)By how much does it clear or fall short of the crossbar?
c)Is the ball rising or falling as it approaches the crossbar?
What I did so far: y = ynot + vnot t +1/2 at^2
I then solve for t = squaroot 2(y-ynot)/9.8 and got .78. Then I took 20 x .78 and got 15.62 m but this is wrong. Can you tell me what I did wrong or how to work this problem out. Thanks again!!