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Homework Help: Bowling ball ramp problem

  1. Aug 29, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    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?

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    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Aug 30, 2011 #2

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    welcome to pf!

    hi mteykl! welcome to pf! :wink:

    show us what you've tried, and where you're stuck, and then we'll know how to help! :smile:
     
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