Problem: You begin sliding down a 15° ski slope. Ignoring friction and air resistance, how fast will you be moving after 10s?

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Using the kinematic equation 

vf=v0+at

Acceleration on the ski slope, a:

a =  gsinθ = (9.81) sin (15°) = 2.54 m/s2 

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You begin sliding down a 15° ski slope. Ignoring friction and air resistance, how fast will you be moving after 10s?

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