# Roller Coaster Car Driving

## Homework Statement

As a roller coaster car crosses on the top of a 10 m radius hill (the track is underneath the car), its apparent weight is one-half its true weight. What is the car's speed at the top?

A=v^2/r
F=ma

## The Attempt at a Solution

I tried saying the weight was .5 and solving for velocity, but I still have a missing # for the Force variable.
Where do I go from there?

## Answers and Replies

tiny-tim
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Hi hbteen! Welcome to PF!
As a roller coaster car crosses on the top of a 10 m radius hill (the track is underneath the car), its apparent weight is one-half its true weight. What is the car's speed at the top?

A=v^2/r
F=ma

I tried saying the weight was .5 and solving for velocity, but I still have a missing # for the Force variable.

The weight doesn't matter … it cancels out.

Show us what you tried, and then we'll see where the problem is.