Basically, the following problem was tasked to the first-time physics students:
Calculate the angle needed for the maximum range of a projectile, except in this case the projectile is on a hilltop and there is a steady angle going downwards at 8 degrees.
I haven't found a sufficient way to figure this out; I'm not sure if calculus is needed?
What are the steps I should take to solve this problem? Not sure how to find the relationship between the extra distance because of the angle, and how to maximize it other than guess and check using the kinematic equations and the equation given for range. Any help is greatly appreciated!