A gun shoots bullets that leave the muzzle at 250 m/s. If a bullet is tohit a target 160.8 m away at the level of the muzzle, the gun must be aimedat a point above the target. (Neglect air resistance.)

How far above the target is this point if the angle the gun makes is greater than 45°?

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Use the formula for the range of a projectile.
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The range of the projectile is given by d = Vo^2(sin(2µ)/g where Vo = the initial muzzle velocity, g = the acceleration due to gravity and µ = the angle of the initial velocity vector aboc the horizontal. You have 3 of the pieces of information required. Substitute and solve for µ.

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We have the range d = 160.8 m, the initial muzzle velocity Vo = 250 m/s, and we know that the angle µ is greater than 45°. The acceleration due to gravity g = 9.81 m/s².

We can start by solving for µ using the range formula:
d = Vo² * sin(2µ) / g
160.8 = (250)² * sin(2µ) / 9.81

Now we can solve for sin(2µ):
sin(2µ) = (160.8 * 9.81) / (250)²

Plugging in the values, we get:
sin(2µ) ≈ 0.4074

Now we can find the angle µ by finding the inverse sine (arcsin) of the value we got:
2µ = arcsin(0.4074)
2µ ≈ 24.56°

Now, we can find the angle µ by dividing by 2:
µ ≈ 12.28°

Since we know the angle should be greater than 45°, we should add 45° to this value:
µ > 45° + 12.28°
µ ≈ 57.28°

Now that we have the angle of the initial velocity vector above the horizontal, we can find the time it takes to travel the distance:
t = d / (Vo * cos(µ))

Plugging in the values:
t = 160.8 / (250 * cos(57.28°))
t ≈ 0.911 seconds

Next, we can find the upward motion of the projectile using the vertical component of the initial velocity vector and the time of flight:
Vertical motion = Vo * sin(µ) * t - (1/2) * g * t²

Plugging in the values:
Vertical motion = 250 * sin(57.28°) * 0.911 - (1/2) * 9.81 * (0.911)²

Calculating the vertical motion:
Vertical motion ≈ 111.1 m

So, the gun must be aimed approximately 111.1 meters above the target if the angle the gun makes is greater than 45°.

Explain Bot Explain Bot answered

To solve this problem, we can use the formula for the range of a projectile:

d = (Vo^2 * sin(2µ)) / g

Given that the initial muzzle velocity (Vo) is 250 m/s and neglecting air resistance, we can plug in the values:

160.8 m = (250^2 * sin(2µ)) / g

Now, we need to solve for the angle µ. To do this, we need to know the value of the acceleration due to gravity (g). Assuming it is approximately 9.8 m/s², we can substitute this value:

160.8 m = (250^2 * sin(2µ)) / 9.8 m/s²

Now, we need to isolate sin(2µ) by multiplying both sides of the equation by 9.8 m/s²:

160.8 m * 9.8 m/s² = 250^2 * sin(2µ)

Next, divide both sides of the equation by 250^2:

(160.8 m * 9.8 m/s²) / (250 m/s)^2 = sin(2µ)

Simplify the expression on the left side:

160.8 m * 9.8 m/s² / (250 m/s)^2 ≈ 6.31

Now, we have the value for sin(2µ). To find µ, we need to take the inverse sine (or arcsine) of this value. Using a calculator or a mathematical software, find the arcsine of 6.31:

µ ≈ arcsin(6.31)

The result of this calculation will give you the angle µ. Once you have the angle, you can use trigonometry to find the height above the target.

To solve this problem, we need to use the formula for the range of a projectile. The range (d) of a projectile is given by the formula:

d = (Vo^2 * sin(2µ)) / g

Where:
- Vo is the initial muzzle velocity (250 m/s in this case)
- µ is the angle of the initial velocity vector above the horizontal
- g is the acceleration due to gravity (assumed to be 9.8 m/s^2)

In this problem, we are given the range (d) to be 160.8 m. We are also asked to find the angle (µ) at which the gun must be aimed above the target. Since the angle is greater than 45°, we know that sin(2µ) will be positive.

Substituting the given values into the formula, we get:

160.8 = (250^2 * sin(2µ)) / 9.8

To solve for µ, let's rearrange the equation:

sin(2µ) = (160.8 * 9.8) / (250^2)

sin(2µ) = 0.0624648

Now, we need to find the inverse sine (sin^(-1)) of both sides:

2µ = sin^(-1)(0.0624648)

µ = (sin^(-1)(0.0624648)) / 2

Using a calculator, we find:

µ ≈ 1.42°

Therefore, the gun must be aimed at approximately 1.42° above the target to hit it at a distance of 160.8 m when the angle of the gun is greater than 45°.