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This problem has been troubling me for some time now and it's time for a little help. The problem says: A motorcycle daredevil is attempting to jump across as many buses as possible (see the drawing). The takeoff ramp makes an angle theta = 18.2 degrees above the horizontal, and the landing ramp is identical to the take off ramp. The buses are parked side by side and each bus is 2.74m wide. The cyclist leaves the ramp with a speed of v = 30.0 m/s. What is the maximum number of buses over which the cyclist can jump?

(Note: I attached the drawing below.)

So my thinking is that if I find the distance traveled and divide that by 2.74 then I will know how many buses will fit.

My problem is I'm not sure exactly how to go about doing that.

Here's what I know. I believe there is constant velocity.

Now my variables:

x : ?

Ax : 0 m/s^2

Vx : 30.0(cos 18.2 degrees)

Vox : 30.0(cos 18.2 degrees)

t : ?

y : ?

Ay : ?

Vy : ?

Voy : 30.0(sin 18.2 degrees)

t : ?

So first I think I would need to find t but without having a distance I don't have a clue how to go about this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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