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Block sliding up a ramp.

  1. Mar 1, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A block with mass m = 24.6 kg slides down an inclined plane of slope angle 38.4 o with a constant velocity. It is then projected up the same plane with an initial speed 4.90 m/s. How far up the incline will the block move before coming to rest?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I honestly have little idea what to do on this problem. If someone could give me some leading questions or an applicable equation it'd be much appreciated.
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  3. Mar 1, 2008 #2


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    Why constant velocity?

    Hi ohhi! (Or is it Yippee-i ohhi?)

    At first I thought you'd got the question wrong, because how could it possibly slide down with a constant velocity?

    Then I saw the light! Sometimes one has to be able to see the difference between a problem and a solution!

    So: Hint: How can it slide down with a constant velocity? :smile:
  4. Mar 1, 2008 #3
    Yeah, I actually realized and got that. I just came back to say I found the answer. Thanks.
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