Problem: A basketball is shot from an initial height of 2.4 m with an initial speed v0 =12 m/s directed at an angle 0 = 35 above the horizontal.How far from the basket was the player if he made a basket?At what angle to the horizontal did the ball enter the basket?

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A basketball is shot from an initial height of 2.4 m with an initial speed v0 =12 m/s directed at an angle 0 = 35 above the horizontal.

How far from the basket was the player if he made a basket?

At what angle to the horizontal did the ball enter the basket?

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