Problem: A man stands on the roof of a 18.0-m-tall building and throws a rock with a velocity of magnitude 30.0 m/s at an angle of 41.0° above the horizontal. You can ignore air resistance. Assume that the rock is thrown from the level of the roof.1.) Calculate the magnitude of the velocity of the rock just before it strikes the ground? Express with appropriate units2.) Calculate the horizontal distance from the base of the building to the point where the rock strikes the ground? Express with appropriate units.

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In this problem, we'll use the kinematic equations:

 y= v0t-12gt2 vf2= v02 -2gy

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A man stands on the roof of a 18.0-m-tall building and throws a rock with a velocity of magnitude 30.0 m/s at an angle of 41.0° above the horizontal. You can ignore air resistance. Assume that the rock is thrown from the level of the roof.

1.) Calculate the magnitude of the velocity of the rock just before it strikes the ground? Express with appropriate units

2.) Calculate the horizontal distance from the base of the building to the point where the rock strikes the ground? Express with appropriate units.

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