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Problem: A car traveling at 30 m/s runs out of gas while traveling up a 5 degree slope. How far will it coast before starting to roll back down?

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Uniform accelerated motion (UAM) equations:

 vf = v0 +atx= (vf+v02)tx= v0t+12at2 vf2= v02 +2ax

We'll need a standard coordinate system. The y-axis points upward while the x-xis is directed horizontally.

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A car traveling at 30 m/s runs out of gas while traveling up a 5 degree slope. How far will it coast before starting to roll back down?

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