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Homework Help: Calculate the distance the sled travels

  1. Jun 2, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A sled starts with an initial speed of 5.0 m/2 at the top of a 16 meter high ski jump. The ski jump makes an angle of 53 degrees relative to the horizontal. There is a coefficient of kinetic friction of 0.5 between the sled and the ski jump. Calculate the distance from the sled lands from the base of the jump to the bottom edge of the slope 21.6 meters above the ground.

    2. Relevant equations
    Range=Vox(T total)
    Y=Voy t +1/2g t^2

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I have no idea where to begin. I know I need to find the speed at the end of the ramp to find the distance the sled lands but am not sure how to find that.
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  3. Jun 3, 2016 #2


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    I cannot make sense of that description. Is there a diagram? Have you quoted the text word for word?
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