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 1.
 Separate the motion into the x (horizontal) part and y (vertical)
part.
 2.
 Consider each part separately using the appropriate equations. The
equations of motion become,
 (a)
 x motion ( a_{x} =0):
v_{x}

=

v_{x0} = constant
 
x

=

v_{x0}t
 
 (b)
 y motion ( a_{y} =  g ):
v_{y}

=

v_{y0}  gt
 
y

=

v_{y0}t  at^{ 2}
 
v_{y}^{2}

=

v_{y0}^{2}  2gy.
 
 3.
 Solve the resulting system of equations for the unknown quantities.
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