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Homework Help: Minimum Speed for takeoff?

  1. Sep 25, 2009 #1
    A student driver wants to make his car jump over eight cars parked side by side below a horizontal ramp. The vertical height of the ramp is 1.50 m above the cars, and the horizontal distance he must clear is 20 m. If the ramp is tilted upward so that the “takeoff angle” is 10° above the horizontal, what is the necessary minimum speed?

    I honestly don't even know where to begin with this problem. Could someone help me out?
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  3. Sep 25, 2009 #2


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    This is a projectile motion problem. What have you learned about solving projectile motion problems?
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