(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A skier (m=61.00 kg) starts sliding down from the top of a ski jump with negligible friction and takes off horizontally. If h = 6.70 m and D = 9.80 m, find H.

I already found the velocity as he leaves the cliff to be 29.2 m/s

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2. Relevant equations

E[1] + W[non conservative] = E[2]

K= .5mv^2

U= mgh

3. The attempt at a solution

w[nc]= 0 (no friction)

K[1]= 0, U[2] = 0 so K[2] = U[1]

K[2]= .5*61*29.2^2

K[2]= 26005.52

26005.52 = mgH

26005.52/ (61*9.8) = H

H=43.5

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