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## Homework Statement

A skier (m=53.00 kg) starts sliding down from the top of a ski jump with negligible friction and takes off horizontally. If h = 8.00 m and D = 9.50 m, find H.

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## Homework Equations

.5mv^2+mgh=.5mv^2+mgh

## The Attempt at a Solution

I first divided to vertical distance by 9.81 to get .81seconds, then 9.50/.81 to get the horizontal velocity, which is 11.72 m/s

I then plugged the information into the above equation for

53*9.81*x=.5*53*11.72^2+53*9.81*8

solving for x i got 15.01 m, which is not correct.

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