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A ball is kicked along the ground from the origin and travels a distance of 45.5 m at an angle of 11.5 below the x-axis. How far did the ball travel in the x-direction? m.

A ball is kicked along the ground from the origin and travels a distance of 45.5 m at an angle of 11.5 below the x-axis. How far did the ball travel in the x-direction? m.
Question asked by: TAZZ123

Asked on: 23 Sep 2010

You can use simple trigonometry to work out the answer to this question.

Draw it on graph paper, label the three sides and mark in the angle, then you will be able to use your knowledge of maths to calculate the length of the straight line, which is the travel along the X axis.

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Replied at: 03 Oct 2010
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