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Homework Help: Question on Ramp Problem

  1. Oct 21, 2007 #1
    The Question is:

    A skier goes down a slope with an angle of 35 degrees relative to the horizontal. Her
    mass, including all equipment, is 70 kg. The coefficient of kinetic friction between her
    skies and the snow is 0.15.
    A. Please draw a free-body diagram of the skier.
    B. Calculate the net force acting on the skier.
    C. If the slope is 60 m long, what is her speed at the bottom of the slope,
    assuming that she started from rest?

    Does this like correct? (Especially B and C, seeing as I have never done this type before)

    My A is:
    http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1207/freend1.th.png [Broken]

    My B is:
    Fg=-686.7 N

    Fk= [tex]\mu[/tex]Fg
    Fk= .15 (-686)
    Fk = -102.9 N

    Net Force: -686.7 - -102.9= -583.8 N

    C.) (The length of the ramp dosn't really matter does it?)
    -583.8= 70A
    -8.34 m/s^2 =A

    Last edited by a moderator: May 3, 2017
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  3. Oct 21, 2007 #2
    Why isn't anyone answering did I post it wrong or something?
  4. Oct 21, 2007 #3

    Math Is Hard

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    These questions belong in the homework forums, where I have just moved your posts. (check your private messages) Also, please be patient, as we have a lot of homework questions coming in right now.
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