1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 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. http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/616/prob21a.gif [Broken] 2. Relevant equations .5mv^2+mgh=.5mv^2+mgh 3. 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.