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Rite away , might be losing my mind

  1. Oct 28, 2009 #1
    plz help rite away , might be losing my mind

    A skier moves at 23.0 m/s down a 24.0 degree slope and encounters a region of wet snow, where the coefficient of friction = 0.680. How far down the slope does she go before stopping?

    thats how the problem is exactly, i drew a free body diagram and gots no clue where to go from there plz help me ne body SOMEBODY!!!!!!
     
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  3. Oct 28, 2009 #2
    Re: plz help rite away , might be losing my mind

    Is it 24.0deg with respect to vertical or horizontal?...and have you also worked with gravity?
     
  4. Oct 29, 2009 #3
    Re: plz help rite away , might be losing my mind

    its horizontal..... watya mean
     
  5. Oct 29, 2009 #4

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    Re: plz help rite away , might be losing my mind

    The next step after the FBD is always to write out Newton's second law for both the x and y directions, then solve the system of equations. Can you see why the answer becomes easy to get after you get the acceleration?
     
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