# Three factors which determine the horizontal distance traveled: how does the velocity changes in each direction? An object is projected horizontally. what are three factors which determine the horizontal distance traveled,  and describe how each factor affects this distance, how does the velocity changes in each direction?

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In typical simplified projectile motion, there are two axes of movement: vertical (y-axis) and horizontal (x-axis). The object flying through the air is in free-fall, meaning the net force acting on the ball is due to only the interaction of the Earth and object through gravity (i.e. a = 9.8 m/s^2 vertically downward).

Since there is no net force horizontally, the horizontal velocity does not change.

So the range of a projectile is derived from the equation for objects moving at constant velocity:

\Deltax = v_x*\Deltat

∆t, however, has some limiting factors: look to the equation for accelerated...

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