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Does the ball hit the ramp?

  1. Sep 22, 2014 #1
    This is from a practice exam without an answer key. I tried the problem once before and am getting a different solution now. My method is solving for the time t when the x position is the width of ramp, and then evaluating y(t) to see if it is more or less than the height of the ramp.

    The problem statement, relevant equations, and attempt are in the image.

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  3. Sep 22, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    That sounds like a reasonable method - what did you do before?
     
  4. Sep 23, 2014 #3

    haruspex

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    There is something missing from your equation for y(t)
     
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