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For my mechanics, I am trying to model the flight of an objected released from an angled slide, which slides (not rolls) down a distance L (constant), launches at a hight h (constant) above ground and travels a distance X, untill it hits the ground. The slide's angle A is adjusted.

My problem is I cannot seem to come up woith a simple formula, the only way I find to solve this using SUVAT equationsd as i have been told to ,ends up in a hefty quadratic equation, and several people have noted that there are simpler ways to model this? Any links to sites containing similar problems, or Ideas on how to approach this, and what equations to use would be greatly appriciated!

http://www.skylinecomputers.co.uk/misc/Slide.JPG [Broken]

A quick diagram I knocked up...

My problem is I cannot seem to come up woith a simple formula, the only way I find to solve this using SUVAT equationsd as i have been told to ,ends up in a hefty quadratic equation, and several people have noted that there are simpler ways to model this? Any links to sites containing similar problems, or Ideas on how to approach this, and what equations to use would be greatly appriciated!

http://www.skylinecomputers.co.uk/misc/Slide.JPG [Broken]

A quick diagram I knocked up...

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