Substituting to the equation for the range:
R = (40.02)sin[(2)(32°)]/9.81 = 146.59 m
(a) A daredevil is attempting to jump his motorcycle over a line of buses parked end to end by driving up a 32° ramp at a speed of 40.0 m/s (144 km/h). How many buses can he clear if the top of the takeoff ramp is at the same height as the bus tops and the buses are 20.0 m long? (b) Discuss what your answer implies about the margin of error in this act – that is, consider how much greater the range is than the horizontal distance he must travel to miss the end of the last bus. (Neglect air resistance)
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