Solution: What velocity will the ball be given to cast the winning basket?

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What velocity will the ball be given to cast the winning basket?

Problem Statement:

In the last two second of NBA finals featuring Chicago Bulls VS Utah Jazz, with the latter ahead by 2 points with the former 94-92 count. Bulls Michael Jordan decides to shoot from a certain point on the rainbow territory which counts 3 points if converted. During the play, if Jordan releases the ball at 7 m from the basket and 2.15 m above the ground and an inclination of 40° with the horizontal and assuming no block was made by the opponents, at what velocity will the ball be given to cast the winning basket? The basket is 10 feet from the ground.

  • A. 8.57 m/s
  • B. 8.86 m/s
  • C. 9.03 m/s
  • D. 9.27 m/s

Problem Answer:

The velocity of the ball to cast the winning basket is 9.03 m/s.

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