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Bobsled

A bobsled run leads down a hill as sketched in the figure above. Between points A and D, friction is negligible. Between points D and E at the end of the run, the coefficient of kinetic friction is µk = 0.4. The mass of the bobsled with drivers is 210 kg and it starts from rest at point A.

Find the distance x beyond point D at which the bobsled will come to a halt.

2. Relevant equations

PE=mgy

(delta)x = ½ v_o2/ mg

3. The attempt at a solution

I thought the bottom equation should be the right approach but I dont know how to find the velocity given the coefficient of kinetic friction and mass of the sled

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Finding stopping distance given coefficient of kinetic friction and mass

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