# Find max. speed with Static Friction

Suppose the designated speed for the ramp is to be 13.2 m/s (29.5 mi/h) and the radius of the curve is 34 m.

The coefficient of static friction between the tires and the road is 0.33. What maximum speed could a car negotiate the exit ramp without skidding?

Vmax = square root of (µ(static) g r)

Vmax = Maximum velocity
g = Acceleration due to gravity (9.80 m/sec^2)
µ = Coefficient of static friction

Vmax = 10.485 m/s

however, this answer wasn't right. what am i doing wrong? THANKS.

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tiny-tim
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Hi iLove! Welcome to PF!

I can't quite picture this … is there a curve and an exit ramp, or are they the same thing?

And what is the relevance of the designated speed?

And I don't understand where g comes into it.

Hi tiny-tim :)
No, there is no exit ramp, just a curve. But I already got the problem solved because it was due 25 minutes ago.

Thank you for making me feel welcomed ^^

tiny-tim