The spring shown in the figure is compressed
51 cm
and used to launch a 100 kg
physics student. The track is frictionless until it starts up the incline. The students coefficient of kinetic friction on the 30 ^{}30 ^{}(Page 231) incline is 0.16
.

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What is the students speed just after losing contact with the spring?

How far up the incline does the student go?

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