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comment The puzzle of billiard geometry
Your personal beliefs, labels, and viewpoints of the world in general are of no relevance or importance to me, why can you not see that? I've been here a long time, I know that it's common to only provide hints, that doesn't make it good
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accepted The puzzle of billiard geometry
Aug
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comment The puzzle of billiard geometry
taken from the about page of stackxchange math: "Mathematics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people studying math at any level and professionals in related fields. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about math." That's right, detailed "answers", not one-liner hints and references to wiki pages.
Aug
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comment The puzzle of billiard geometry
this is a question and answer site, not a question and hint and learning site, no matter what your personal agenda is, that is what the site is about. I don't care for your personal agenda. GTFO.
Aug
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comment Separating 18 people into 5 teams
10 times easier for anyone else to copy and paste into wolfram alpha and learn from, and 10 times more irrelevant if it takes 10 extra seconds to read the single sentence.
Aug
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comment Separating 18 people into 5 teams
much easier to copy plain text to wolfram alpha than formatted mathjax
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answered Separating 18 people into 5 teams
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awarded  Informed
Aug
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comment The puzzle of billiard geometry
I've given all the information in the original post that you "gave" me. I found out how to solve the problem for one bank shot, and I'm asking a question for additional information I don't have in order to solve a more complex subset of the problem I'm stumped on. You've given 0 additional information. "Do you know trig? You can use trig." is like someone asking "How do you build a house?" "Do you know math? Use math." It's a vague answer that doesn't practically help at all.
Aug
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comment The puzzle of billiard geometry
no, I don't know everything about trigonometry, but as I said in my original post, I have a general idea what the solution would be - like you, and everyone else who can visually see the triangle diagram I posted, the solution involves triangles... trigonometry = The branch of mathematics dealing with the relations of the sides and angles of triangles and with the relevant functions of any angles. Please stop regurgitating the information I've already given in hopes for points, I'm looking for actual help.
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Aug
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comment The puzzle of billiard geometry
To solve a 1 bank problem is y=ax/(a+b) as illustrated in the diagram in the original post.
Aug
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comment The puzzle of billiard geometry
Yes that is what y=ax/(a+b) is derived from. No I can't figure out the rest.
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asked The puzzle of billiard geometry
Jul
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comment How to solve acceleration due to gravity without time?
Since the time you gave, 1.5, is an arbitrary measure of time, there is no need to include it, it only complexes the answer, it isn't the "minimal", or simplest answer. It can be done without the time variable.
Jul
30
comment How to solve acceleration due to gravity without time?
I have done it without time before. This is a computer program we are talking about, not real baseball. Time can be randomized, or instantaneous in the computer world. In order to plot a line of the trajectory, you define an arbitrary "timestep" for each point to draw the line between to make the curve, but to determine the start and endpoint, you only need to know initial velocity, initial position, and launch angle to determine landing position (on any ground x,y coordinate you choose). If you can't answer the question it's fine.
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asked How to solve acceleration due to gravity without time?
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comment Transposing formulas automagically?
I've responded to you in an edit of my original post, Lord_Farin, thank you