# Help with a physics problem

1. Nov 11, 2007

### bibbs

will the biker make the jump?

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

a stunt biker is trying to clear a gap of 45m, he is traveling at 20m/s and the jump angle is 30 degrees. the question is will he make the gap traveling at this speed? i am stuck as to how to start this problem any help would be greatly appriciated.

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3. The attempt at a solution
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Last edited: Nov 11, 2007
2. Nov 11, 2007

### jonnyboy261

this is easy
they give u the angle and initial velocity so u can find out initial velocities for both vertical and horizontal components by multiplying 20*cos30 and 20*sin 30
then u can use an equation to find the time and then use another equation to get the displacement
simple stuff really
just takes a while

3. Nov 11, 2007

### bibbs

thanks i was thinking along thoose lines...but wasnt sure