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Challenge: Assuming no air resistance and a ball always thrown at feet above the ground with an initial velocity of ft/s, at what angle should the ball be released to go a maximum distance?

This occurs when.

Solve for (in terms of ) if .

The answer for t is not pretty, but substitute it into the equation .

You will need to graph this to determine when the distance is a maximum.