(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The cart is rolling down an inclined plane which is at an angle to the horizontal.

When the cart’s speed is V, the ball is launched. When the ball returns to the same initial perpendicular distance above the track, does it land in the funnel, to the right of the funnel, or to the left of the funnel?

2. Relevant equations

yf = yi + Viy*t + 1/2ay*t^2

xf = xf + Vix*t + 1/2ax*t^2

3. The attempt at a solution

I was thinking then the Xball would be something like

Xf ball = Vix(ball)*t + V(launch x) * t

Xf car = Vix(car)*t + 1/2(gx)t^2

Vix ball / car are equal...so in this case i have to determine whether V(launch x) * t is larger or 1/2(gx)t^2 is larger...there were no numbers given so i and very confused right now thinking maybe my attempt is on the wrong track, can someone help me?

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# A ball launched on a imclined plane

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