# Finding the angle that maximizes the projectile's range?

The range of a projectile is R=(vsin(2theta))/g
v is initial velocity
g is acceleration due to gravity and is constant
theta is the firing angle
This is in the section of optimization for calculus which means i need another equation besides the one given, but I don't know what the other equation would...
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The range of a projectile is R=(vsin(2theta))/g

v is initial velocity

g is acceleration due to gravity and is constant

theta is the firing angle

This is in the section of optimization for calculus which means i need another equation besides the one given, but I don't know what the other equation would be.

And just saying maximizing sin(2theta) won't work, it needs to be an equation.

Thanks!

v is initial velocity

g is acceleration due to gravity and is constant

theta is the firing angle

This is in the section of optimization for calculus which means i need another equation besides the one given, but I don't know what the other equation would be.

And just saying maximizing sin(2theta) won't work, it needs to be an equation.

Thanks!

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