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Santa is in trouble. His reindeer just made a rough crosswind landing on the snow covered apex of this gingerbread house. Upon impact the hitch breaks free and the reindeer shoot skyward leaving Santa teetering on the very peak. As he slightly shifts the sleigh tilts forward. Remembering his physics, Santa quickly surveys his predicament. He weighs 256 pounds, his center of mass is located 4 feet vertically above the roof, his skis are waxed, the roof has a 1-in-5 pitch, the side of the house is 12 feet high, the width of the house is 40 feet from the left edge to the right roof edge and the snow on the ground is 5 feet deep.

Determine Santa's velocity in both the horizontal and vertical direction when he hits the snow. (Hint: make sure you use the vertical distance from the center of mass of santa to the top of the snow)

in previous questions i found the forward velocity as soon as he leaves the roof (Vx)= 17.53 ft/sec

and the downward velocity as soon as he leaves the roof (Vy)= 3.51 ft/sec

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Velocity in the horizontal and vertical direction

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