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Height of motorcycle jump?

  1. Mar 19, 2009 #1
    A daredevil on a motorcycle leaves the end of a ramp with a speed of 42.0 m/s as in the figure below. If his speed is 39.8 m/s when he reaches the peak of the path, what is the maximum height that he reaches? Ignore friction and air resistance.

    So v0=42.0m/s and vf=39.8m/s.....what equation am I supposed to use?
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  3. Mar 19, 2009 #2
    Well first of all it would help to know what concepts you're currently covering in your physics class because as far as I can tell, this problem can be solved in a few different ways.

    Second of all, what work have you attempted on this problem so far?
  4. Mar 20, 2009 #3
    Yes, this once can be solved by using kinematic equations or by energy considerations. You should show us how much you've worked on it.
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