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Help with a physics problem

  1. Nov 11, 2007 #1
    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.:smile:

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2007
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 11, 2007 #2
    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
     
  4. Nov 11, 2007 #3
    thanks i was thinking along thoose lines...but wasnt sure
     
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