First time post, so sorry if this is in the wrong section. I've been working my way through Morris Kline's "Calculus" this summer to get ready for college next year, and I have hit a bump on a problem involving an inclined plane. In this problem the question is as follows: "An object slides down an incline plane OP' starting from rest at 0. Show that the point Q reached in the time t[tex]_{}1[/tex] required to fall straight down to P lies on a circle with OP as diameter." So far I have that given an acceleration a, we can get an irrelevant velocity function of at, and then from that a function of distance given by 1/2at^2. From there I get to the idea that OP will be equal to 1/2at[tex]_{}1[/tex]^2. And then from there I get to OQ = 1/2at[tex]_{}1[/tex]^2sinA. My lack of trigonometry skills are leaving me a little out of the play here. I should probably get a book on trig, but I'm really dying to figure out this solution. Anyone willing to help me out? If possible, please don't give me the full solution. I'd just like some place to help me get going. Many thanks in advance.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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Woops, just saw this was in the wrong section after looking at the sticky in this section. Probably should have read it before posting. My bad.

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# Homework Help: Help with Inclined plane theorem

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