A 80kg skier grips a moving rope that is powered by an engine and is pulled at constant speed to the top of a 23*degrees hill. The skier is pulled a distance x = 250m along the incline and it takes 2.1 minutes to reach the top of the hill.
If the coefficient of kinetic friction between the snow and skis is uk = 0.10, what horsepower engine is required if 30 such skiers (max) are on the rope at one time?
The Attempt at a Solution
390x9.8x250/126s=773 W X30 =3.1x10^4hp