1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data In Figure 11-38, a small, solid, uniform ball is to be shot from point P so that it rolls smoothly along a horizontal path, up along a ramp, and onto a plateau. Then it leaves the plateau horizontally to land on a game board, at a horizontal distance d from the right edge of the plateau. The vertical heights are h1 = 5.9 cm and h2 = 2.5 cm. With what speed must the ball be shot at point P for it to land at d = 9.7 cm? http://edugen.wiley.com/edugen/courses/crs1650/art/qb/qu/c11/qu_11.1.14.gif 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I have a fairly solid idea how to calculate the kinetic energy required to make it up the ramp using the rotational kinetic energy, but I'm not quite sure about landing at distance d, once on top of the plateau. I have two ideas 1) Use equations for projectile motion to determine the point of impact, by somehow finding the acceleration that that point 2) Use the equations for kinetic energy to compute the work done by travelling over that distance and factoring that into my original equations to compute the total kinetic energy.. I did try to work on this problem earlier in the week and I can't remember what I tried, but I'll probably look for them later today. Will either of these ideas work? Maybe both? Neither? Thanks in advance..