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2D kinematics - conveyer belt question

  1. Oct 4, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Sand moves without slipping at 6.0m/s down a conveyer belt that is tilted 15°. The sand enters a pipe 3.0m below the end of the conveyer belt. What is the horizontal distance between the conveyer belt and the pipe?


    Not sure where to start.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 4, 2012 #2
    You don't have to worry about any acceleration while the sand is on the conveyor belt because it tells you it moves 6 m/s the whole way down. The kinematics problem really starts the instant the sand leaves the conveyor belt. You can start by finding the x and y components of velocity of the sand right after leaving the conveyor belt.
     
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