# A 59 kg skier starts from rest at height H = 25 m above the end of a ski-jump ramp (see the figure). As the skier leaves the ramp, his velocity makes an angle of θ = 20° with the horizontal. ?

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Neglect the effects of air resistance and assume the ramp is frictionless. (a) What is the maximum height h of his jump above the end of the ramp? (b) If he increased his weight by putting on a 10 kg backpack, what would h be?

Neglect the effects of air resistance and assume the ramp is frictionless. (a) What is the maximum height h of his jump above the end of the ramp? (b) If he increased his weight by putting on a 10 kg backpack, what would h be?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 21, 2015

(a)

(b)

There will be no effect.

#### Explanation:

To find his velocity at the end of the ramp we can use the conservation of energy:

Potential energy = kinetic energy

Now we can get

(b)

You can see that