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Homework Help: Calculating height of a ramp

  1. Sep 24, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A block is shot up a frictionless 40degree slope with intial speed v. It reaches height h before sliding back down. The same block is shot with the same speed up a frictionless 20 degree slope. On this new slope, the block reaches height?

    2. Relevant equations

    1/2 mv^2 I'm not sure how to transfer this equation for speed and height when dealing with angles

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Sep 25, 2008 #2


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    Hi girlsnguitars! :smile:

    You don't need speed (except that you want the height at which the speed is zero :wink:).

    Just use KE + PE = constant. :smile:
  4. Sep 25, 2008 #3
    would you mind posting your answer when, or if, you get it? Thanks
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