1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A skier reaches a speed of 56 m/s on a 30° slope w/ no friction. What is the minimum distance the skier would have to travel if starting from rest. 2. Relevant equations Vf2 = Vi2 +2(a)(Δd) 3. The attempt at a solution I hope no one will scoff too hard, this is my first physics class. I made up a mass of 10kg and calculated the weight in x direction with Wx = W(sin(30))= 98.1N, normal force in x is zero. Then I found weight in y direction with Wy = W(cos(30))= -85.0N From there I used ƩFx=M(ax) and came out with ax=4.91 m/s2 and came to a final solution of ≈320m after filling in the kin. equation. I spent over an hour on this and feel like I may have just made up nonsense and then "math'd" it. Could someone kindly check my work and give me some guidance? Thanks.