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An object in motion going over a jump. Physics of height and distance traveled.

  1. Jul 19, 2011 #1
    Firstly, I've been going over your forums for about fifteen minutes, and am taken aback by the intellect I have come across. I never took physics, but wish I had. Right out of high school, I went into construction, and never got the chance to go to college. I was always good at everyday Algebra and Geometry, but just didn't get to take it to the next level. I was a bit lazy then, and didn't try to better myself.

    Anyway, I was hoping someone could help me out by letting me know if there is an equation for finding out the height, and distance traveled by an object in motion going over a jump. I took a jump on an ATV a few years ago, and have wondered since then exactly how high, and far I traveled mid-air. If there is no equation, then I guess I will just have to keep wondering.

    I was traveling about 55 miles per hour, in an 800 pound four-wheeler, and hit a jump that had a height of approximately 30 inches, and an estimated angle of 25 degrees. I weigh around 175 pounds, so the total weight was around 975.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.
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  3. Jul 19, 2011 #2
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