A frictionless track is to be built as shown, with L= 5.1 m and H= 2.8 m. In order to get the cart to slide from the top to the end of the track in the minimum time, how long should the distance D be? Assume that the speed of the cart on the horizontal surface is the same as at the bottom of the ramp.
The Attempt at a Solution
This is the problem given to me as homework, I discussed it with a lot of my classmates but no one is seem to be able to solve it. If I can't get an answer as a last resort I'll go see my teacher. :/