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You testify as an "expert witness" in a case involving an accident in which car A slid into the rear of car B, which was stopped at a red light along a road headed down a hill (Fig. 6-27). You find that the slope of the hill is = 12.0°, that the cars were separated by distance d = 24.0 m when the driver of car A put the car into a slide (it lacked any automatic anti-brake-lock system), and that the speed of car A at the onset of braking was v0 = 18.5 m/s.

With what speed did car A hit car B if the coefficient of kinetic friction was 0.60 (dry road surface)?

I've figured out this equation since there is constant acceleration:

V^2=Vo^2+2a(x-xo) where a=-(Mk)g. I haven't taken into account the incline and I'm not sure how. How do I incorporate the incline into this equation, if my equation is even right.

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# Homework Help: Finding Speed and Coefficient of Friction

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