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IantheJay

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## Homework Statement

A car is parked near a cliff overlooking the

ocean on an incline that makes an angle of

14 with the horizontal. The negligent driver

leaves the car in neutral, and the emergency

brakes are defective. The car rolls from rest

down the incline and has a velocity 5 m/s

when it reaches the edge of the cliff. The cliff

is 34.6 m above the ocean. How far is the car from the base of the cliff

when the car hits the ocean? The acceleration

of gravity is 9.8 m/s2 .

Answer in units of m

## Homework Equations

d = (Vi)t + .5at^2

or

[d][horizontal] = (Vi * √(2 height)) / [a][gravity]

## The Attempt at a Solution

I would like to be able to plug into the second equation, but I'm not sure if the angle of the cliff would not allow me to do this. I am kind of unsure if these are even the right equations to be using.