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I'm not seeing my mistake, but I'm not getting the answer in the back of the book.
A water slide has a height of 4.0 m. The people coming down the slide shoot out horizontally at the bottom, which is a distance of 1.5 m above the surface of the water in the pool. If a person starts down the slide from rest, neglecting frictional losses, how far from a point directly below the bottom of the slide does the person land?
Just conservation of mechanical energy, and kinematics.
The book gives 4.9 m, but here is my work where I get 3.9 m. I almost hate to ask what I'm doing wrong...
Homework Statement
A water slide has a height of 4.0 m. The people coming down the slide shoot out horizontally at the bottom, which is a distance of 1.5 m above the surface of the water in the pool. If a person starts down the slide from rest, neglecting frictional losses, how far from a point directly below the bottom of the slide does the person land?
Homework Equations
Just conservation of mechanical energy, and kinematics.
The Attempt at a Solution
The book gives 4.9 m, but here is my work where I get 3.9 m. I almost hate to ask what I'm doing wrong...
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