1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A gun on the shore (at sea level) fires a shot at a ship which is heading directly toward the gun at a speed of 40 km/h. At the instant of firing, the distance to the ship is 15,000 m. The muzzle velocity of the shot is 700 m/s. Pretend that there is no air resistance.
(a) What is the required elevation angle for the gun? Assume g = 9.80 m/s^2.
(b) What is the time interval between firing and impact?
2. Relevant equations
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3. The attempt at a solution
I'm not sure what to do with this problem. Any way I set it up, I end up with more variables than I can solve for.
I would appreciate a hint to throw me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.