(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A stunt driver sets a jump off a horizontal platform and over ten cars. The height of the platform is 1.25 m, and the total distance of the cars is 20.0 m. Find the minimum speed required to safely clear the cars.

2. Relevant equations

x - x initial = velocity X t + 1/2 a t squared (??)

3. The attempt at a solution

I tried to follow an example from the book but got confused because of the height difference (the book example did not have a change in y). I looked at solving for various vector components, but I was unsure of the angle...if the driver is going off a flat surface, would the angle be 0? I figured that the change in y = -1.25 m and the change in x = 20.0 m, but after trying a few things, I kept getting stuck. Please help!

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# Homework Help: Stunt man jumping over cars

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