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Homework Help: Rolling Ball off a ramp

  1. Jan 23, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Given the following variables find how far the ball will land away from the point it leaves the ramp to the point it hits the ground.

    Vertical:
    Delta X= 1m
    Velocity Final= ?
    Velocity Initial= ?
    Acceleration= -10 m/s^2
    t= ?

    Horizontal:
    Delta X= ? <- Objective
    Velocity Final=?
    Velocity Initial= ?
    Acceleration= 0 m/s^2
    t=?

    2. Relevant equations
    Delta X= Vi(t) + (1/2)a(t^2)
    Vf^2= Vi^2 +2a(deltaX)

    3. The attempt at a solution
    No idea where to start... I can't figure out how to solve for the Velocity. Once I get that I can get the distance for the horizontal direction.

    4. Additional Notes

    the ramp can be view by my crappy picture below

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    ***The Ball starts at the tip of the ramp***

    The picture of the ramp
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 23, 2008 #2
    a better diagram shall be of much help...

    anyways draw a free body diagram of the ball and show me....
     
  4. Jan 23, 2008 #3
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  5. Jan 23, 2008 #4
    Here's a better picture of what is represented and what I am to find.

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