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Bowling Ball Ramp Problem

  1. Aug 29, 2011 #1
    I'm having alot of trouble with the problem for my AP Physics Class

    There is a bowling ball traveling down a ramp. The ball starts resting. The ramp's hypotenuse is 8.5 meters long and is across from a 90 degree angle. The average time it takes the ball to travel down the ramp is about 5.0243 seconds. We can assume a=9.81m/s^2. What is the angle horizontal made at the bottom of the ramp and the floor? Thanks
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  3. Aug 29, 2011 #2
    You need to find the acceleration of the ball. Draw a free body diagram and use Newton's second law.
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