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Problem Template Picture ( 1/3 to ½ of page) Should be properly labeled (v0x, v0y,…) with coordinate system (put some thought and effort into this): Free-Body Diagram (If applicable, this is for forces) Break vectors into x and y components Knowns (Look for the obvious number given in the problem and those that are implied.) Find: (I like to write this rather large) X-Direction | Y-Direction Write down relevant equations and plug-in any 0’s to simplify. Then solve for your “Find”. When choosing the appropriate equation a good starting place is to look for an equation with your find in it. Also, ask yourself what direction does my “Find” point? If you have 1 equation and 1 unknown then you are done. If your equation has 2 unknowns, look for another equation that has the unknown that is not your “Find”. Plug in your #. (Does your answer make sense? What about limiting cases: If the time increases, the acceleration increases?)